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Source: IBEF

“On Thursday, WiproGE Healthcare Private Limited (WGE) announced a fellowship collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), Chennai, to provide research scholars with increased opportunities to develop and further strengthen the ecosystem of innovation.

WGE will also provide financial assistance and industrial experience to the selected Masters (MS) in Research Scholars at IITM under this scheme.

WGE Chairman Mr. Azim Premji, speaking about the partnership, stated that the field of healthcare is being changed by the use of emerging technology that can solve some of the hardest healthcare challenges.

By creating a shared ecosystem of industry and academic partners, this transition can prove to be a major growth accelerator.

Mr. Premji quoted, “We want to mentor students and their ideas through this collaboration with IITM and help them create accessible healthcare solutions for those in need across the world.”

WGE intends to strengthen an innovation perspective in engineering-skilled students by providing industrial exposure in the company’s healthcare and other technology fields through close partnership with technical experts, it said.

A nine-month long internship opportunity at WGE will also be offered to research scholars of this MS programme.

IITM Director Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, said, “This partnership will provide researchers of the programme with rich experience as they will have the opportunity to work on numerous healthcare initiatives and be mentored by Wipro GE Healthcare industry experts.””