IIT Bombay part of consortium to set up campus in NYEditorial Team107|0Last Updated:12:25 pm, April 24, 2012
IIT Bombay (IIT-B) will be part of a consortium of world class academic institutes to set up an applied sciences campus in Brooklyn.
The NYU-Polytechnic Institute of New York University led consortium includes Carnegie Mellon University, City University of New York, University of Toronto, University of Warwick, IIT Bombay, as well as technology giants IBM and Cisco, and will grant academic degrees in engineering and sciences.
The campus is being built as a part of the ‘Applied Sciences NYC Initiative’ launched to strengthen the city's global competitiveness in the field of science and engineering.
The Centre at Brooklyn would focus on research and development of technology to address critical challenges facing cities, including infrastructure, tech integration, energy efficiency, transportation congestion, public safety and public health.
The Centre will address the challenges of megacities by imparting education with a focus on the planning, building and managing megacities. The Centre will also provide new insights for the issues facing Mumbai.