CAMPUS: IIT-Bombay gets $3.4M gift from alumni couple for digital health centre


(Our Bureau, June 11) IIT Bombay alumni Rekha and Rizwan Koita have donated 25 crore ($3.4 million) to help their alma mater set up a digital healthcare center under the aegis of Koita FoundationThe Koita Centre for Digital Health (KCDH) will focus on academic programs, research, and strengthen industry relations; it will be part of the interdisciplinary dual degree program. Both Rekha and Rizwan graduated from IIT-B in 1992, following which they went to the US to do their Masters. Upon their return to India, Rekha worked in the corporate sector before co-founding Koita Foundation which works with NGOs to maximize impact through technology innovation. Rizwan on the other hand worked with McKinsey before starting his first company TransWorks (now Concentrix). Presently, he heads New Jersey-based CitiusTech, a healthcare technology company he co-founded 16 years agoDaijiworld quoted Rizwan as saying that KCDH will play a pivotal role in improving healthcare at scaleKCDH will focus on research areas such as clinical applications, healthcare data management, healthcare analytics, health AI, and consumer health among others. 

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