Rakesh Gangwal, creator of the airline IndiGo, has donated Rs 100 crore to the Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur to establish a school of medical sciences and technology.
IIT-Kanpur has also received a further Rs. 200 crore in gifts from other alumni for the medical facility, which will include a 450-bed super specialty hospital and many centres of excellence, according to Abhay Karandikar, the institute’s director.
The medical sciences and technology school would include engineering research in the medical sciences field and will cost a total of 600 crore to build.
“The school and centres of excellence have already received half of their funding.
Because engineering research is utilised in the medical field, IIT-endeavor Kanpur’s will cause disturbance “Karandikar stated.
The IIT is already establishing centres of competence in telemedicine, AI healthcare, infectious illnesses, non-invasive imaging, and other fields.
Ahe institution is expected to open in the following two to three years.
Karandikar had previously tweeted: “IIT Kanpur has some exciting news to share. Mr Rakesh Gangwal, an IIT Kanpur graduate, has made one of the greatest personal donations in history with a commitment of Rs 100 crore to assist the School of Medical Sciences and Technology.”
The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, announced in March that Quess Corp founder Ajit Isaac and his wife Sarah Isaac had pledged a funding of 105 crore to create a public health centre on its campus. Sushmita and Subroto Bagchi, as well as Radha and NS Parthasarathy, who were part of the founding team at IT services firm Mindtree, had given IISc a private donation of Rs 425 crore to create an 800-bed multispecialty hospital and a post-graduate medical school.
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