IIT Madras and Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MoEVT) Zanzibar, Tanzania on July 5, 2023, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOM) for setting up the 1st International Campus of IIT at Tanzania.
IIT Madras (Indian Institute of Technology, Madras) and Ministry of Education and Vocational Training Zanzibar, Tanzania
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) – the top-notch Institutions of our nation which was inaugurated in 1951 were designed with the necessary dynamism, flexibility of organisation and capacity to adapt in the light of expanding knowledge & changes of socio-economic requirements of modern society.
Currently there are 23 total IITs present in India governed by the Institute of Technology Act 1961 and are declared as important institutes of the nation by the Indian Parliament.
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The MoU was signed in the presence of Hussein Ali Mwinyi, President of Zanzibar and Dr S Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister of India.
“This historic step reflects India’s commitment to the Global South”, S Jaishankar said in a tweet
- This unique partnership will bring the top-ranked educatIIT Madras and Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MoEVT) Zanzibar, Tanzania on July 5, 2023ional expertise of IITM to Africa and serve the imperative current needs of the region.
- The academic programs, curricula, student selection aspects and pedagogical details will be administered by IIT Madras, whereas the capital and operating expenditure will be met by the government of Zanzibar-Tanzania
- Students enrolled from this Campus will be conferred with IIT Madras degrees.
- This Collaboration will enhance India’s reputation Globally and will impact its International footprint and diplomatic relationship.