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IIT Delhi and ILBS signs MoU to help Doctors to solve challenges in medical practices and health services

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New Delhi :

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi have signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with ILBS (Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences) to work towards solving challenges in medical practices and health services. The collaboration between IIT Delhi and ILBS which is called as ‘ILBS-IITD Collaborative Platform’ aims to help doctors in the critical identification of problems related to metabolic & liver diseases ranging from the primary health center to tertiary care super-specialty hospitals and to initiate the work jointly by the engineering and medical teams for sustainable solutions and help medical teams come up with sustainable solutions.

Joint ventures with IIT Delhi –
Professor V Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi and Dr SK Sarin, Director, ILBS, Delhi signed this agreement between IIT Delhi and ILBS. Speaking about the agreement, Director of ILBS, Dr. SK Sarin said, “the use of computational tools, AI and biosensors is of significant importance in real time as well as from a large amount of diagnostic data. He added that ‘Team ILBS’ has data of more than 200,000 liver patients and therefore it is most suited for joint ventures with IIT Delhi.”

Director of IIT Delhi said that –
“The agreement is a mutual beneficial partnership between the two eminent institutions. The development of specialized human resources in multidisciplinary aspects that will bridge the engineering and medicine faculty to solve some of the challenges faced by the health sector in the country is the main objective of the agreement. Researchers from IIT Delhi will bring their expertise on machine learning and AI technologies in order to solve some crucial problems in the area of liver and biliary medicine.” said Prof V. Ramgopal Rao, Director of IIT Delhi.

Colleges, Schools, Education Institutions can be reopened after October 15

New Delhi :

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued new guidelines on September 30, 2020 regarding opening up of more activities in areas outside the COVID-19 containment zones and said that the States and UTs can reopen schools, colleges and education institutions after October 15. The Centre also issued various guidelines for the reopening of schools and other educational institutions.

Re-opening of schools and coaching institutions –
Ministry of Home Affairs stated, “For re-opening of schools and coaching institutions, State/ UT Governments have been given the flexibility to take a decision after 15th October 2020, in a graded manner. The decision shall be taken in consultation with the respective school/ institution management, based on their assessment of the situation”

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Guidelines issued for higher education institutions are as follows:
1. Online/ distance learning shall continue to be the preferred mode of teaching and shall be encouraged.
2. Students may attend schools/ institutions only with the written consent of parents.
3. Attendance must not be enforced and must depend entirely on parental consent.
4. States /UTs will prepare their own SOP regarding health and safety precautions for reopening of schools/ institutions based on the SOP to be issued by Department of School Education and Literacy (DoSEL), Ministry of Education, Government of India, keeping local requirements in view.
5. Department of Higher Education (DHE), Ministry of Education may take a decision on the timing of the opening of Colleges/ Higher Education Institutions, in consultation with Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), based on the assessment of the situation.
6. For Centrally Funded Higher Education Institutions, the Head of Institution will satisfy herself/ himself that there is a genuine requirement of research scholars (PhD) and post-graduate students in science and technology stream for laboratory/experimental works.
7. For all other Higher Education Institutions e.g. State Universities, Private Universities etc., they may open only for research scholars (PhD) and postgraduate students in science and technology stream requiring laboratory/experimental works as per decision to be taken by the respective State/UT Governments.

However, Higher Education Institutions only for research scholars (PhD) and post-graduate students in science and technology stream requiring laboratory/ experimental works will be permitted to open from October 15, 2020

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