DST sanctions Rs 115 cr to IIT Jodhpur to set up technology and innovation hub

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Providing huge boost to the innovation and technology, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) has sanctioned Rs 115 crore to Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur to set up a technology and innovation hub on augmented and virtual reality.

Named as iHub Drishti, this technology and innovation hub is being incorporated as a company with the initial seed funding from the DST under the National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS).

The five verticals that iHub Drishti will focus on are dependable computer vision for autonomous systems, bio and medical imaging for healthcare and ecological sustainability, and intelligent multimedia platform for digital learning, computer vision, and AR-VR for Industry 4.0 and artificial intelligence-driven augmented and virtual reality applications.

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IIT-Jodhpur Director Santanu Chaudhury, also the chairman of the Hub Governing Board, said iHub Drishti would support and nurture start-up ecosystems, operate upskilling and reskilling programs and enable appropriate technology interventions in relevant areas.

 The hub will host teams of faculty members, research scholars, developers and scientists who will work towards achieving the hub’s targets.

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