IIT Kharagpur and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) are exploring opportunities for 'unique joint initiatives' in academics and research,
including a super-speciality hospital. Senior professors of both the institutions are in discussion to take the initiatives forward. 'IIT Kharagpur and
AIIMS are planning some unique joint initiatives in academics and research that will open new directions in education and take technology-enabled
healthcare directly to the people at large,' said Prof P P Chakrabarti, Director, IIT Kharagpur.The institutions are looking forward to strengthen
ongoing activities through collaborative education programmes, research and collaboration for management and analysis of hospital data, he said.
'Both institutions have unique strengths and through this collaboration, we hope to explore and exchange them. IIT Kharagpur has expertise in
developing medical devices and diagnostics, medical imaging and analysis, systems modelling, big data analysis and machine learning from others.