IIT Bombay announced the establishment of the Koita Centre for Digital Health (KCDH)- the first-of-its-kind Centre for Research in Digital Health in India in June 2021. The Centre has been generously funded by our illustrious alumni Ms. Rekha Koita (B.Tech., Metallurgical Engineering & Material Science, 1992) and Mr. Rizwan Koita (B.Tech., 1992, Electrical Engineering) from the Koita Foundation. KCDH is focused on driving academic programs, research, and industry collaborations in digital health. Overcoming pandemic-induced hurdles, the Institute unveiled the Centre in an inaugural event held on April 17, 2023.
“Biology will build the next technology revolution in the world and digital health will play a critical role in this.” Chief Guest Dr. Rajesh S. Gokhale, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, spoke passionately at the inaugural ceremony of IIT Bombay’s Koita Centre for Digital Health (KCDH), on April 17, 2023. The grand event witnessed a symposium on “Catalysing Digital Health Revolution in India,” and brought together digital health experts from government, academia, and industry.
Speaking about the Centre, Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri, Director, IIT Bombay said, “India continues to face unique disease patterns and challenges related to healthcare delivery. Our country is in dire need of smart, effective, and affordable healthcare solutions. With the establishment of the Koita Centre for Digital Health, IIT Bombay has taken a monumental leap in its resolve to create a robust ecosystem for digital healthcare in India. I am confident that our students and faculty will leverage this Centre to create a profound impact in the healthcare space. I am deeply grateful to our alumni Mr. Rizwan and Ms. Rekha Koita and the Koita Foundation, for their generous contribution towards this Centre”.
With the inauguration of the Koita Center for Digital Health, IIT Bombay strengthens its resolve to further digital healthcare in India. The Institute is thankful to the Koita Foundation and Ms. Rekha and Mr. Rizwan Koita for their generosity.