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AIIMS Bhopal & BU Ink MoU to Enhance Research in AI, Mental Health & Others

Written by : Nikita Saha

June 3, 2024

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This partnership is also expected to pave the way for groundbreaking research and innovative educational programs, claimed the institutions.

In a recent development, AIIMS Bhopal and Barkatullah University have joined hands to enhance research initiatives in fields including AI, mental health, and social medicine.

The institutions have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which was attended by senior officials and faculty members from both institutions.

Further, the agreement was formalized by prof Ajai Singh, executive director, AIIMS Bhopal, and prof Suresh Kumar Jain, VC, Barkatullah University.

The MoU aims to establish joint educational programs, dual degree opportunities, and robust student and faculty exchange initiatives.

This partnership is also expected to pave the way for groundbreaking research and innovative educational programs in AI, mental health, and social medicine to facilitate knowledge sharing, and promote interdisciplinary studies., claimed the institutions.

Prof Singh highlighted the longstanding collaborative efforts between AIIMS Bhopal and Barkatullah University, which have spanned over the last five years.

"It is essential that we initiate joint educational programs, especially focusing on dual degree programs. Additionally, we should explore new possibilities through student and faculty exchange programs. There is a significant need to work in the fields of artificial intelligence, social medicine, social reforms, and mental health," he added.

Further, prof Singh noted that there is a need to expand these efforts and give them new dimensions.

Echoing the sentiment, prof Jain said, "Together, we can make substantial contributions in bioinformatics and the social and cultural fields, which will greatly benefit society. By integrating various ongoing projects at AIIMS Bhopal, we can innovate and drive impactful research. Funding will not be a constraint for such joint efforts."

Established in 1970 as Bhopal University, it was later renamed Barkatullah University in 1988. The University aims to provide quality education, promote research, and contribute to the overall development of students and society.

AIIMS Bhopal, on the other hand, was established in 2012 under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojna (PMSSY) by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

It is a medical research public university and an Institute of National Importance. AIIMS Bhopal aims to provide advanced healthcare, specialized medical research, and train skilled healthcare professionals. It focuses on the latest developments in medicine and patient care.

AIIMS’ Recent Healthcare Initiatives

In a recent collaboration, AIIMS and IIT-Delhi partnered to develop advanced elbow replacement implants.

The joint effort between AIIMS and IIT Delhi aimed to revolutionize the landscape of elbow replacement surgery in India. Leveraging the combined expertise and resources of these institutions, the collaborative project sought to provide patients with advanced implants that offer precision while also being cost-effective.

In April, IIT Bhilai and the AIIMS Raipur introduced an AI-assisted hybrid digital healthcare system aimed at revolutionizing emergency care services.

This partnership sought to extend the reach of quality healthcare to remote areas and resource-limited settings, potentially transforming the landscape of medical assistance in India.

The AI-assisted digital healthcare system was launched at a recent event marked by the presence of the directors of both institutions. The event also featured a live demonstration from the Cardiology Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at AIIMS Raipur.

Days back, IIT Jodhpur and AIIMS Jodhpur joined forces to drive advancements in medical technology by creating robust solutions.

Through joint academic programs, students from diverse backgrounds, such as engineering, medicine, nursing, bioengineering, and allied fields, are equipped with the tools to identify healthcare challenges and develop solutions.


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