New Delhi: Ashoka University and IIT Delhi have entered into an agreement to establish “Ashoka University-IITD Collaborative Research Platform”. The platform will undertake joint activities on academic research and human resource development, which will have a great economic and social impact on the society.
Ashoka University and IIT Delhi will contribute matching funds to support collaborative and interdisciplinary education and research initiatives through a joint call for proposals, for the development of collaborative activities that will lead to impactful research outcomes.
Proposals will be invited for joint research projects in interdisciplinary areas such as air pollution, sustainable mobility. AMR / MDR infectious bacteria, epidemiology, immunology, Artificial intelligence / Machine Learning in healthcare, economic data, socio-economic, gender inequality and policy issues among others.
The partnership between the two institutions will enable exchange of knowledge and jointly support collaborative and interdisciplinary education and research initiatives for the development of collaborative activities that will lead to impactful research outcomes.
The interdisciplinary research groups will also attract support from external funding agencies and catalyse the ‘cross-research activity’ between the two institutes, leading to joint research publications, patents etc.
MIT-WPU to offer Blockchain-Anchored digital degrees
Pune: MIT World Peace University (MIT-WPU) has become India’s first university to offer Blockchain-anchored digital degrees and diplomas to its students. MIT-WPU has signed a partnership agreement with CertOnce to implement its platform to offer Blockchain-anchored digital degrees and diplomas to over 2,568 students across programs from this year.
This includes students from the Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Commerce & Economics (PG), Faculty of Science (PG), Faculty of Management (UG and PG), Faculty of Education (UG and PG), Faculty of Governance (UG and PG) ), Faculty of Pharmacy (PG) and Faculty of Liberal Arts, Commerce & Science (UG). This is a hallmark initiative that marks a giant step in the digital transformation journey of MIT-WPU as a leading university in India.