Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Madras has collaborated with Wipro GE Healthcare Private Limited to provide increased opportunities for Research Scholars to build and further improve the innovation ecosystem. This partnership will create a platform for seamless collaboration with students and industry partners.
Through this collaboration, Wipro GE Healthcare will also provide financial aid and industrial expertise to chosen Masters (MS) in Research Scholars at IIT Madras. The partnership will further evangelize the concept of local innovation in affordable Medical Technology and other related areas through activities such as student hackathons, guest lectures, product teardowns, and lecture demonstrations.
Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, said, “We are delighted to partner with GE Healthcare in this exciting area of healthcare innovation to catalyze innovative research and solutions that can impact the society positively. This collaboration will provide a rich experience to research scholars of the program as they will get a chance to work on diverse healthcare projects and get mentored by industry experts from Wipro GE Healthcare. Such research degree programs driven by the industry-academia partnership are an important element of IITM’s research and innovation ecosystem.”
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Also, Wipro GE Healthcare will develop an innovation mindset in students with engineering skills by providing industrial exposure in the healthcare domain and other technology areas of the company through close collaboration with technical experts. Research Scholars of this MS program shall also be offered a nine-month-long internship opportunity at WGE.
Meanwhile, the IIT Madras Placement process has already started from December 1 onwards. By the end of the first-week students of IIT M bagged 725 offers. A total of 1,400 students were looking for placements this season at IIT Madras.
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