We are delighted to announce a significant milestone at the Koita Centre for Digital Health (KCDH). Our PhD students, Ambuj Kumar, Keerthana Vinod Kumar, Shayantan Banerjee, and Suraj Racha, have been honored with the prestigious Prime Minister Research Fellowship (PMRF) in recognition of their outstanding dedication to groundbreaking research in the dynamic field of digital health at KCDH. Their unwavering dedication, relentless effort, and commitment to advancing knowledge in the cutting-edge domains of digital health and technology have truly earned them this remarkable recognition.
The PMRF program stands as a testament to our nation's unwavering commitment to attract the brightest minds for research in crucial areas of science and technology, with a primary focus on national priorities. The selection process is rigorous, and their performance is scrutinized through a national convention.
For a burgeoning centre like KCDH, this marks a moment of extraordinary pride and accomplishment. It signifies an immense wellspring of pride and achievement within the digital health realm, emphasizing our dedication to nurturing innovation and excellence in the realm of digital health research.
We extend our warmest congratulations and best wishes to our PMRF fellows as they embark on their inspiring research journey!
Venue: IIT Bombay
We witness a convergence of brilliance at the AI Research Summit jointly organized by NVIDIA AI Technology Centre and Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.
Prof. Ganesh Ramakrishnan & Prof. Kshitij Jadhav, graced the occasion as expert panellists. Delving into this topic, they discussed the extent to which AI technology is equipped to address the challenges and opportunities within healthcare. Their insights were valuable for AI enthusiasts, industry leaders, and experts who came together to explore the cutting-edge realms of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
The spotlight was on two fascinating topics:
The AI revolution is accelerating the pace of scientific discovery, and this summit was the hub for those pioneering the future.
Venue: IIT Bombay
We proudly witnessed our first batch of IDDDP & minor students of Batch 2023 graduate from KCDH. To mark this significant milestone, we orchestrated a heart-warming ceremony within our department's walls.
Dr. Sujit Chatterjee, the esteemed CEO of L. H. Hiranandani Hospital, graced the event as our chief guest. His presence added an extra layer of prestige as he handed out degrees to our students, marking the beginning of their promising journey in Health Informatics.
The ceremony was a joyous affair, attended by our dedicated students, their proud parents, KCDH faculty members, the Koita Foundation COO, and many others who share in our celebration. The atmosphere was filled with festivity, ensuring that our students had a day to remember forever.
As our students embark on new adventures, this memorable day will remain etched in their hearts. We, at the Koita Centre of Digital Health, are confident that armed with degrees in Healthcare Informatics, our graduates are poised to bridge the gap in the realm of digital healthcare.
Venue: IIT Bombay
We are thrilled to announce that Prof. Ganesh Ramakrishnan, PI - KCDH, IIT Bombay has been selected as an expert member for disease and economic modelling within the prestigious Standing Technical Sub Committee (STSC). But that's not all - His expertise and dedication have also led to his appointment as an expert member of the Standing Working Group - Immunization and Vaccine Research and Capacity Building (SWG-IVRCB) under NTAGI (National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
This remarkable recognition is not just a personal milestone, but also amplifies the significance of the broader scope at www.kcdh.iitb.ac.in. and www.ndmconsortium.com. His contributions are continuously propelling a profound impact in critical healthcare areas.
Venue: IIT Bombay
Koita Center for Digital Health - IIT Bombay and Undergraduate
Academic Council - UGAC, IIT Bombay jointly organized a captivating session on
"Digital Health Insights" for the students at IIT Bombay.
Prof. Ganesh Ramakrishnan, Professor-in-Charge at Koita Center for Digital Health - IIT Bombay, enlightened us about the exceptional work carried out by KCDH and shared fascinating details about its research activities. Prof. Nirmal Punjabi, Founder of Sensorama Technologies LLP, shed light on the diverse domains within digital health that offer tremendous job opportunities. Atharva Savarkar, an IDDDP student, graciously shared his personal experience at KCDH, highlighting the unparalleled accessibility to KCDH faculty it provides round the clock, unlike larger departments.
The session received an overwhelmingly positive response from the students which was evident through their engaging questions during the interactive Q&A session.
Venue: Society for Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering & Research - SAMEER
Prof. Ganesh Ramakrishnan and Prof. Kshitij Jadhav took the
stage and shared their insights at the prestigious event, "International Conclave on
Advances in Radiology & Radiotherapy 2023" on May 16th – 18th, 2023, organized by
Society for Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering & Research - SAMEER. The
conclave provided a platform to delve into the technical intricacies of Radiotherapy
and Radiology systems, while also shaping the vision for the coming decade. Our
esteemed faculty from Koita Center for Digital Health - IIT Bombay were invited to
present their state-of-the-art research on "Medical Data-Efficient Machine Learning.
Venue: IIT Bombay
IIT Bombay, in collaboration with Maharashtra's Directorate of
Technical Education (DTE), successfully hosted the DTE-IITB Workshop on May 12 and
13, 2023. The workshop featured a special presentation by Prof. Ganesh Ramakrishnan,
who provided valuable insights into the Koita Centre of Digital Health (KCDH). Prof.
Ganesh Ramakrishnan emphasized the significance of establishing digital health
departments in engineering colleges across the board.
The workshop's primary objective was to foster fruitful collaborations between the esteemed faculty members of IIT Bombay and government-funded engineering institutes in Maharashtra. Additionally, the event aimed to facilitate knowledge exchange and promote increased student interaction, potentially leading to internship opportunities.
Venue: Prof B Nag Auditorium, VMCC, IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai – 400076, India
The inaugural event of Koita Centre for Digital Health (KCDH)
at IIT Bombay was held on April 17, 2023. The inauguration ceremony featured Dr.
Rajesh S. Gokhale, Secretary of the Department of Biotechnology, Government of
India, as the chief guest.
The symposium on "Catalysing Digital Health Revolution in India" at the inaugural event brought together experts from the government, academia, and industry. The inauguration of the Centre reinforces IIT Bombay's commitment to advancing digital healthcare in India, and the institute extends its appreciation to the Koita Foundation and the Koita alumni for their support. More details of the inaugural event can be found at: https://www.kcdh.iitb.ac.in/news-events/kcdh-inauguration.htm
Venue: 109,New CC Bldg,IITB
Koita Center for Digital Health, IIT Bombay hosted Prof Michael
O’Sullivan for a talk on "How modelling and digital transformation can improve
Prof Michael O’Sullivan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering Science and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Auckland. More details about him can be found at: https://profiles.auckland.ac.nz/michael-osullivan
This talk envisioned a healthcare system after digital transformation and explained how existing research provides the precursors for the next generation of digital health.
Venue: Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, USA
Prof Ganesh Ramakrishnan was a panelist for the discussion on
“Empowering Health for All – Exploring Digital Innovations for Health Equity” at
Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, USA on February 9,
Other panellists were Drs Ritu Agarwal, William Polk Carey Distinguished Professor, Rama Chellappa, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Kunal Parikh, Research Associate, and Sridevi Sarma, Associate Professor, Vice Dean for Graduate Education. Dr. Brian Hasselfeld, Senior Medical Director of Digital Health and Innovation acted as Moderator for the panel.
This event was followed by formal exchange of MoU recently signed between IIT Bombay and Johns Hopkins University for joint Breakthrough Research Grants program. The program enables catalytic funding for up to 3 collaborative research projects involving IIT Bombay and JHU faculty. The projects will be jointly funded by Koita Center for Digital Health - IIT Bombay and John Hopkins University.
Koita Center for Digital Health - IIT Bombay is thankful to Mr
Rizwan Koita for an engaging session on “Career Opportunities in Digital Health”.
The fireside chat was held on February 8, 2023 and was moderated by Srishti Badaya,
a second-year student at IIT Bombay
In this captivating session, Mr Rizwan highlighted current and future potential in securing jobs, pursuing higher studies, conducting research and becoming entrepreneur in the domain of Digital Health.
Koita Center for Digital Health - IIT Bombay, hosted an interactive session by Prof Chris Bain, on "Cyber Security in Digital Health" on Monday, February 6th, 2023. He spoke about digitization, digitalization and the digital transformation of healthcare. He elaborated on the potential threats and ways to combat them for creating a robust digital health ecosystem.
In a one of a kind collaboration, IIT Bombay (IITB) and
Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) signed a Memorandum of
Understanding (MoU) towards promoting interaction between the technology institute
and the health sciences university on February 2023. The MoU enables both
institutions to share resources for academics and R&D in diverse areas of mutual
Prof Subhasis Chaudhuri, Director – IITB and Lt Gen Dr Madhuri Kanitkar, Vice Chancellor – MUHS signed the MoU. Other dignitaries who graced the occasion included Dr Milind Nikumbh, Pro-Vice Chancellor – MUHS, Prof Milind Atrey, Dean-R&D - IITB, Prof Ganesh Ramakrishnan, Professor-in-charge, Koita Centre for Digital Health – IITB, Prof Samir Maji, Professor-in-charge, Sunita Sanghi Center for Ageing and Neurodegenerative Diseases – IITB, Dr Rajendra Shivaji Bangal, Registrar – MUHS, Ms Surabhi Goel, COO – Koita Foundation and several others. Speaking on the occasion, Prof Chaudhuri encouraged exchange of faculty and students between the two institutes and Dr Kanitkar said that out of the box thinking was the need of the hour and the MoU was a symbol of such an innovative approach.
Koita Centre for Digital Health, IIT Bombay hosted an
interactive session by Dr N R Jagannathan on Tuesday, January 10th, 2023 on the role
of MRI and MR Spectroscopy in clinical medicine.
Dr N R Jagannathan is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at @Koita Centre for Digital Health and was former Head of the Department of NMR & MRI Facility at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He has over 300 publications and edited 5 volumes. He is recipient of numerous prestigious awards and fellowships.
SJMSON main Audotorium
Koita Centre for Digital Health (KCDH) organized a panel discussion on the topic “Digital Health Infrastructure in India”. Ms. Gunjan Jain, Chief Executive Officer at Tatvacare, Dr. Barnali Das, Lead Consultant at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and KCDH associated faculty Prof. Amit Sethi participated in it.
Koita Centre for Digital Health (KCDH) invited Meghana Kshirsagar for a seminar, who is a research scientist in the AI for Good lab at Microsoft where she works on AI for health problems in proteomics, genomics and public health. She talked about “Structured models for biological data”. Many faculties and students attended the event.View Video
Koita Centre for Digital Health (KCDH) conducted an interactive session and career guidance with Mr. Rizwan Koita and Mrs. Rekha Koita with KCDH students on “ Advancements possibilities and adoption of digital healthcare in India”. Rizwan is the founder and CEO of CitiusTech, IITB startup, one of India's UNICORN's and leading healthcare technology company. Rekha is the co-Founder at Koita Foundation.
Date: 08-Jun-2022 to 10-Jun-2022
Koita Centre for Digital Health (KCDH), IIT Bombay takes immense pleasure in partnering with NHA (National Health Authority) for hosting and conducting the workshop for the state-level joint directors in Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) framework and ABDM national rollout.
The Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) is the flagship program of the Government of India, launched by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. NHA is the apex body responsible for the implementation of ABDM. ABDM aims to develop the backbone necessary to support the integrated digital health infrastructure of the country.
The second batch of ABDM workshops for State Joint Directors was held on the IIT Bombay campus from 8th June 2022 to 10th June 2022.View Press Release
Prof. Devrat Shah is the Professor at the Statistics and Data Science Centre, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Founder & Chief Scientist of Celect. As a part of the launchpad for IDDDP in Digital Health, Prof. Devrat Shah along with KCDH Professor In Charge Prof. Ganesh Ramakrishnan shares their insight on digital health careers from the global lens.View Video
Koita Centre for Digital Health (KCDH) organized a session in collaboration with the Undergraduate Academic Council (UGAC), IITB on the Inter-Disciplinary Dual Degree Program (IDDDP) program in Healthcare Informatics and immersive learning opportunities through 1-year long research projects. KCDH core faculty members Prof. Pramod Wangikar and Prof. Amit Sethi shared the results of the exciting research projects on "Mass Spectroscopy and Data Science for Healthcare" and "Precision Oncology using Machine Learning".View Video
Koita Centre for Digital Health (KCDH) conducted a panel discussion with COO Dr. Bhagwati Prasad (KCDH) and Prof. Abir De (Dept. of CSE) in collaboration with Undergraduate Academic Council (UGAC), IITB. Panel members provided an overview of activities happening at KCDH and the emerging scope in the digital health sector.View Video
Department of Biosciences & Bioengineering (BSBE) conducted the RB Memorial conference on Translational Research in Medicine (TRIM) on 19th April 2022; in the memory of our beloved Late Prof. Rinti Banerjee, a pioneer scientist in the field of Nanomedicine, drug delivery and biomaterials. In the conference, Track 5 was dedicated to Digital Health which was organized by Koita Centre for Digital Health (KCDH).
This conference aligns with the vision of Prof. Banerjee to improve innovative research in healthcare and medicine. The conference had multiple events like a proof of concept/product pitch competition, poster competition and talks on various tracks like Nanomedicine, Drug Delivery, Biomaterials I and II, Proteomics and Digital Health by eminent speakers from different backgrounds.
Microsoft Teams platform
Koita Centre for Digital Health in collaboration with the Undergraduate Academic Council - UGAC, IIT Bombay conducted a workshop for students of IIT Bombay on "Hands on analysis of healthcare data". The workshop was conducted by our core faculty member Prof. Amit Sethi with the intention to expose students to data analysis related to Healthcare. During the workshop, students got guided hands-on challenges for using healthcare datasets.
Ph.D. Program in Digital Health is a program that provides an opportunity for students to fine-tune their informatics and data analytics skills as well as gain a firm grounding in the area of healthcare and its related domains. It gives students an opportunity to learn about biomedical ethics, to apply domain skills such as AI/ML in the hospital system as well as at the community level for public health informatics and in a broader sense for global health.Read more
Date: 10 Mar-2022 and 11-Mar-2022
Venue: IIT, Bombay
Koita Centre for Digital Health (KCDH), IIT Bombay takes immense privilege in partnering with NHA (National Health Authority) for hosting and conducting the induction training program for building the capacity of the state-level joint directors in Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) framework and helping for ABDM national rollout.
The Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) is the flagship program of the Government of India, by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. NHA is the apex body responsible for the implementation of ABDM. ABDM aims to develop the backbone necessary to support the integrated digital health infrastructure of the country.
The first ABDM Training Program for State Joint Directors took place at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay on 10th and 11th March 2022.
KCDH hosted a talk on “Reducing inequities in cancer care” by our advisory board member, Dr. CS Pramesh. Dr. Pramesh is the Director of Tata Memorial Hospital and the Professor and Head of Thoracic Surgery at the Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai.View Video
KCDH Professor-In-Charge, Prof. Ganesh was a speaker at the 3rd Elets Healthcare Transformation Summit organized by Elets eHealth to bring alive a series of discussions around various facets of 'Technology Driving Futuristic Healthcare'.View Video
KCDH hosted a talk on “Lessons Learnt from Modelling the Delta and Omicron Waves in India and Elsewhere” by Dr. M. Vidyasagar, SERB National Science Chair & Distinguished Professor Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad. Dr. Vidyasagar is the Head of teh National Covid-19 Supermodel Committee formed by the Indian Government to make projections on the likely spread of Covid-19 pandemic.View Video
Source: Telemedicon 2021
Telemedicon 2021 focus on newer emerging digital technologies which are inﬂuencing telehealth, strategy and global policy besides showcasing the start-up initiatives. A group of faculty members associated with KCDH conducted a workshop on the "Future Healthcare Technology and Systems".Read More
Source: HealthCare 2030
The event will bring together prominent HealthCare stakeholders from Industry, Academia, Government, Investors, Insurance with an aim to provide a direction and a new way of working in HealthCare to provide better outcomes and decision making in the future.Read More
Source: Wiley Online Library
Mr. Rizwan Koita is the founder and CEO of CitiusTech, IITB startup, one of India's UNICORN's and leading healthcare technology company. Mr. Rizwan has shared his thoughts on the career opportunities in Healthcare Informatics for students in IDDDP / Minors program at Koita Centre for Digital Health and how the centre will facilitate them.View Video
Source: Times of India
Two distinct paths emerge after high school. Those wanting to pursue engineering take the PCM (physics, chemistry, math) route and the ones moving towards healthcare follow the PCB (physics, chemistry, biology) road, and never do the twain meet.Read More
Source: IIT Bombay
Koita Centre for Digital Health' (KCDH) set up with a generous contribution received from its alumni Rekha and Rizwan Koita, under the aegis of the Koita Foundation.Read More
Panel discussion with IIT Alums Mr. Sandeep Gupta, Mr. Vipin Gopal and Mr. Rahul Panicker on exciting career opportunities in Healthcare Informatics. They shared their insights, ideas, and experience in the digital healthcare space to make students aware of the role of technology in healthcare and opportunities available in the domain.View Video