IIT-Bombay collaborates with Foreign Universities for Research Centre

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The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B) has decided to set-up a research centre in New York which would work to solve complex urban problems. The centre will be started in collaboration with a consortium of foreign universities.

IIT-B also envisages setting up of a research centre with a similar theme with greater focus on Indian cities, at Mumbai in course of time.

The IIT had joined New York University, Carnegie Melon, Toronto University and Warwick University with New York University as the lead partner to bid for setting up an Applied Sciences Research Institute in New York City. The bid document envisaged setting up a Centre for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP).

Subsequently, in April this year, the consortium bid was declared as the second winner and the group was requested to set up CUSP in Brooklyn, New York, D Purandeswari informed. Some industry partners like IBM, Cisco, Xerox, Siemens, ARUP have also now joined the consortium to help it achieve its goals.