Stanford University plans to set up a medical college in India and requires 100 acres of the land for the campus
Stanford University plans to set up a medical college in India, and may be setting up a campus in Greater Noida. According to a senior GVK EMRI official, the health care company GVK EMRI is helping the varsity look for land and is likely to be its Indian collaborator in the venture. Stanford requires 100 acres of the land for the campus. Sanjay Khosla, chief operating officer of GVK EMRI, also stated that the land in areas off the Yamuna expressway in Greater Noida was best suited to Stanford's needs and a presentation on all sites visited had been sent to the university.
Rama Raman, Chairperson, Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) stated, "Land measuring about 150 acres has been earmarked for the prospective investor. This land is located along the Yamuna expressway. It will be allotted when the investment in finalised.” Khosla told a daily, "Stanford is looking for land for a medical college having considered the vacuum in the healthcare sector. We have been tasked shortlisting probable sites. We have studied some sites and found land in Greater Noida best suited to Stanford's needs."
Khosla stated that the plans would be finalised by mid-February saying, "Talks with the Stanford are at an advanced stage and our role in the venture, among other things, is likely to be finalised by then. Representatives of the university are likely to visit India to view all options soon.”