Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a world renowned name. As per media a report, MIT’s president L Rafael Reif has shown his desired for enhanced collaborations and partnerships with Indian institutions in healthcare, renewable resources and education.
This is a good sign for Indian stakeholders engaged in these respective fields. Perry4Law Organisation and Perry4Law’s Techno Legal Base (PTLB) welcome this move of MIT and believe that both MIT and Indian institutions would be benefited by this move.
At this stage MIT is only interested in having collaborations with Indian institutions and there is no intention on its part to establish its campus in India. This means that virtual campus and e-learning options can be explored by MIT. This also means that lifelong learning may also be considered by MIT.
However, at this stage it is very difficult to predict the future plans of MIT as it is still identifying the domain areas where collaborations with given institutions might work. A three-way collaboration involving public, private and academic institutions may be adopted by MIT.