IIT Delhi’s extension campus to come up on 50 acres in Jhajjar

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An extension campus of IIT Delhi will be set up on a 50-acre land in Badsa village of Haryana’s Jhajjar district, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Sunday. In a meeting with the officials of IIT Delhi in the national capital on Sunday, Haryana Chief Minister approved the proposal of setting up the extension campus of the prestigious institute and assured complete cooperation to set up the facility.
It was apprised in the meeting that this campus will develop techniques for the treatment of cancer patients by using medical imaging and artificial intelligence, so that the place of origin of cancer tissue can be detected and there will be no need of removing the entire organ affected by cancer from the body. Apart from this, research work on dental implants, hip protection devices in the elderly, prosthetic knee joints, etc. will continue in the campus to explore new technology required from time to time with the help of technical experts of IIT Delhi. In the meeting, Director, IIT Delhi, Prof. Rangan Banerjee was apprised that it will take about 3 years for the construction of the campus. Besides this, it may take 3 to 5 years to completely expand academic programmes and development of research and design facilities focusing on the patients of the National Cancer Institute
The CM, said that this campus will become India’s first centre for precision medicine. Precision medicine is research which is required to develop medicine according to a particular patient. This initiative will also benefit our pharma companies as the companies will be able to develop new medicines for cancer patients on the basis of research by medical experts of National Cancer Institute and technical experts from IIT Delhi.
The CM also said that technology to perform better in sports and prevention of injury would also be developed in this campus to help the players to perform in a better way. The Chief Minister suggested that the technology and research to be developed for the sports persons should be developed in coordination with the Sports University, Rai (Sonipat) so that the sports persons can get maximum benefit out of it.

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