Jhajjar (Haryana), 21st November 2022: Manohar Lal Khattar, the chief minister of Haryana, said on Sunday (November 20), that the IIT Delhi extension campus would be built on a 50-acre plot of land in the Badsa village of the Jhajjar district.
In a meeting with IIT-Delhi representatives in Delhi on Sunday, Khattar authorized the plan to build the famed institute’s extension campus and pledged full support for the project.
V Umashankar, principal secretary to the chief minister of Haryana, Vijayendra Kumar, principal secretary to the technical education and higher education department, Rajiv Rattan, director of technical education, Prof. Rangan Banerjee, director of IIT-Delhi, and other faculty members from the institute were present in the meeting.
According to Khattar, this site would house India’s first precision medicine center.
The new medical technologies would be created by merging patient data obtained from the National Cancer Institute in Badsa.
According to a statement from the Haryana government, this initiative will also help pharmaceutical companies because they will be able to create new cancer treatments based on research from the National Cancer Institute and IIT-Delhi’s technical experts.
In addition, research on dental implants, senior hip protection devices, and prosthetic knee joints will be conducted on campus to investigate new technology.
Khattar advised that the Sports University at Rai in Sonipat be consulted in the development of technology and research for athletes.
According to the statement, the development of research and design facilities aimed at patients of the National Cancer Institute may take three to five years to complete.