Centre For Muscular Dystrophy Inaugurated At IIT Jodhpur

The centre for Muscular Dystrophy will address the fundamental problems in DMD disease and develop multiple therapeutic leads for clinical trials in DMD patients in India.

Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur, celebrated its 14th Foundation Day today (2nd August 2021). On this occasion, Chief Guest, Dr Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, inaugurated the Center for Muscular Dystrophy at the Institute. Dr Sanjeev Misra, Director, AIIMS Jodhpur, graced the Foundation Day of the Institute as the Guest of Honor, along with Dr R. Chidambaram, Chairman, Board of Governors of IIT Jodhpur presided over the event. The event was attended by the faculty and staff of IIT Jodhpur. During the event, the Institute honoured its faculty for their outstanding achievements in research and teaching excellence.

Funded by the Department of Science and Technology, and Science and Engineering Research Board (DST-SERB), India, IIT Jodhpur will carry out the research work in collaboration with AIIMS Jodhpur and DART Bangalore.

IIT Jodhpur has achieved many milestones and contributed immensely to the Scientific, technological, societal, and economic development of the country. Currently, the Institute is working on more than 200 sponsored research projects with a financial outlay of over Rs. 100 crores. Apart from this, IIT Jodhpur has imparted a major boost to the entrepreneurial aspirations of the youngsters through its Technology Innovation & Startup Centre (TISC). IIT Jodhpur is setting up a Technology Innovation Hub (TIH) with a funding of Rs. 115 Crore on Artificial Intelligence (AI). The TIH is also making tireless efforts to tackle Covid related problems by using AI. 

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