he Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has signed an agreement with the DAKSH Society, Bengaluru, to set up the ‘DAKSH Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Law and Technology’ at the campus. As per the agreement, the two institutions will work in the areas of ‘research and education’ in the fields of Technology, Engineering, Management and Law, reads the official statement. The MoU was signed by V Ramgopal Rao, director, IIT Delhi and Surya Prakash BS, programme director, DAKSH Society, Bengaluru.
Inter-disciplinary research will be conducted at the CoE on various aspects of the justice system solutions will be drawn from fields such as operations research, data analytics, technology, and law, states IIT Delhi.
The institute will provide scientific and technical expertise, extensive research facilities to the centre apart from infrastructural facilities. It aims to attract students and research scholars to set up startups and incubators on different law and technology-related research solutions, states the institute’s official release.
“This is the beginning of a long-standing relationship between IIT Delhi and DAKSH. The Centre will address some of the critical issues faced by the society and work to provide the solutions. I am also happy to see that major departments at IIT Delhi such as Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science are coming together for this CoE,” Rao.