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First IIT campus outside India will be set up in Tanzania: MEA

The first IIT campus outside India will be in Tanzania’s Zanzibar, likely to start in October 2023.

First IIT campus outside India

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Thursday that the  Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) is off to set up a foreign campus in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed for setting up a campus of IIT Madras in Zanzibar. The MoU was signed between the Ministry of Education, Government of India, IIT Madras and the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training Zanzibar, Tanzania, on July 5 2023.

“This unique partnership will bring the top-ranked educational expertise of IITM to a prime destination in Africa and serve the imperative current needs of the region. The academic programs, curricula, student selection aspects and pedagogical details will be by IIT Madras, whereas the capital and operating expenditure will be met by the government of Zanzibar-Tanzania. IIT Madras degrees will be awarded to the students enrolled in this campus. The state-of-the-art interdisciplinary degrees are expected to attract a diverse cohort and will include students from Africa and other countries as well. Indian students are also eligible to apply to these programs.” the MEA said.

The agreement was done in the presence of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Zanzibar’s President Hussein Ali Mwinyi.

“The setting up of IIT Campus shall also enhance India’s reputation globally and its diplomatic relationships and expand the international footprint of IIT Madras. It is also likely to enhance the quality of IIT Madras education and research further, due to student and faculty diversity from the international campus. It will further serve to deepen research collaborations with other top-ranked academic institutions world-wide. ” the MEA said.

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