The IIT Alumni Council has partnered with the CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB). The partnership aims to jointly conduct research on COVID-19 and patient data analysis. The IIT Alumni Council is also setting up the world’s largest molecular diagnostic lab ‘MegaLab Mumbai’. This partnership is expected to establish global data leadership along with creating a world-leading testing and treatment ecosystem.
The IIT Alumni Council was established in 2019 with central aim of carrying out projects of social importance. It is the largest body of alumni, students and faculty from all the 23 Indian Institutes of Technology and partnering Technical Institutes of Excellence. It has also announced the launch of the world’s largest virology lab testing centre having a capacity to conduct one crore tests.