IIT Bombay to setup a campus in Brooklyn, New-York
IIT-B is going places, literally! The Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay (IIT-B) along with five other universities, is planning to establish a center for urban science and progress (CUSP) at Brooklyn, New York.
The consortium, comprising IIT-B, New York University (NYU), City University, NY, Warwick University, UK, Toronto University and Carnegie Mellon, will set up an applied science institute offering a full-time master's programme, executive programme and PhD, all in the area of urban science.
New York will be the laboratory as the six institutes develop solutions for 'regenerating' the city's infrastructure - the buildings and services dating back to the 17th century.
The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), which had invited universities around the world to come to NY to fuel research for existing industries, declared CUSP as the second runner up on Monday out of all the entries it received. The Cornell/Technion Consortium was the winner and it is going to set up a campus on Roosevelt Island.
IIT-B Director Devang Khakhar said that the center presents a new opportunity to address the challenges of mega-cities. The work of the center will also provide a template to address issues of the mega-cities in general, he said.