"IIT Delhi has always been at the forefront of innovation activities with a focus on the commercialization of technical solutions through patents, start-ups and spin-outs. We proudly publish over 2000 high-quality research publications, file close to 100 patents, and are actively involved with many technology transfers every year. We are soon starting a School of Interdisciplinary Research and a new Department of Design to promote interdisciplinary learning and knowledge exchange in the institute. Plans for starting a new Department of Materials Engineering and a School of Public Policy are in different stages of approvals within the institute. We are working on several multi-faceted activities to develop a more fertile landscape to support innovation and create a positive societal impact.
Industry-academia collaborations provide a great platform to connect resources with complementary interests and needs. We have been traditionally known for our excellent teaching and academic research capabilities. Translational research is fast becoming a norm within the institute. For example, more than 150 of our faculty members are actively involved in Industry collaboration projects and many of the faculty members are co-founders of startups and successfully transferred technologies to industries. Our community is involved in many technical and CSR partnership projects to provide advanced technical solutions to industrial and societal problems. Close linkages with our industry partners help facilitate getting more of these solutions delivered to the society and connect the IITD community with the society at large.
We have been successfully working towards redefining our role from being a teaching-centric institution to an organization that plays an important role in addressing the societal needs and contribute directly to the economic growth of the nation."
Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi