Lal Khattar approves IIT Delhi’s extension campus in Jhajjar

Lal Khattar approves IIT Delhi’s extension campus in Jhajjar

Last Updated Nov - 21 - 2022, 05:14 PM | Source : PTI | Visitors : 9

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar authorized the plan to build the famed institute's extension campus and pledged full support for the project.
Lal Khattar approves IIT Delhi’s extension campus in Jhajjar

New Delhi: According to Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, a 50-acre plot of land in the Badsa hamlet in Haryana's Jhajjar district will be used to build an extension campus of IIT Delhi. In a meeting with IIT-Delhi representatives in the nation's capital on Sunday, Khattar authorized the plan to build the famed institute's extension campus and pledged full support for the project.

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At the meeting were V Umashankar, the principal secretary to the Chief Minister of Haryana, Vijayendra Kumar, the principal secretary to the technical education and higher education department, Rajiv Rattan, the director of technical education, Professor Rangan Banerjee, the director of IIT-Delhi, and other faculty members from the institute.

According to Khattar, this site would house India's first precision medicine centre.

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He said that new medical technologies would be created by merging patient data obtained from the National Cancer Institute in Badsa.

"Research on precision medicine is required to develop medicine according to a particular patient. This initiative will also benefit our pharma companies as they will be able to develop new medicines for cancer patients based on research by medical experts of National Cancer Institute and technical experts from IIT-Delhi," a statement from the Haryana government said.

In addition, research on dental implants, elderly hip protection devices, and prosthetic knee joints will be conducted on campus to investigate new technology.

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Khattar suggested that the Sports University at Rai in Sonipat be consulted in the development of technology and research for athletes.

Professor Rangan Banerjee was informed during the meeting that the campus' construction would take roughly three years.

In addition, the statement stated that it might take three to five years to fully develop academic programs and develop research and design facilities focusing on patients of the National Cancer Institute.

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