DAKSH Society, Bengaluru and the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) have signed an agreement to establish the ‘DAKSH Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Law and Technology at the campus. The MoU was signed by professor V Rmgopal Rao, Director of IIT Delhi and Surya Prakash BS, Programme Director, DAKSH Society Bengaluru.
Research and Education
According to an official statement released under the new agreement, the two institutions will work in the fields of ‘Research and Education’ in Technology, Engineering, Management and Law. IIT Delhi has stated that the CoE will conduct interdisciplinary research on the different aspects of the justice system and build solutions drawing from the fields including Operations Research, Data analytics, Technology and law.
IIT Delhi will provide scientific and technical expertise, extensive research facilities to the centre apart from the infrastructural facilities. It has further stated that the students and research scholars will also be attracted to set up startups and incubators on different law and technology-related research solutions.
IIT Delhi Major departments to come together
Professor Rao in a statement has also mentioned that the initiative is a beginning of a long-standing relationship between IIT Delhi and DAKSH and the centre will address some of the important issues faced by the society and work to provide the solutions. He further pointed out that the major departments at IIT Delhi such as the Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science are coming together for the new initiative.
DAKSH Society, Bengaluru will also be reaching out to the judiciary, institutions of the state, universities, private organizations and researchers for collaborative research projects along with connecting with the groups at IIT Delhi for interdisciplinary research and development for the justice system. The initiative will also assist in securing financial resources for the centre.
IIT Delhi Director Mr Surya Prakash BS also stated that the initiative is an exciting partnership which will provide independent non-partial interdisciplinary research to address the most pressing issues in the justice system. He further stated that the CoE will become a hub for innovative research and implementation models for the justice system. He also added that a launch event is planned and will be conducted soon.