IIT Delhi team visits Abu Dhabi to discuss plan for 1st IIT campus in UAE | Job Binary


Abu Dhabi: A team of senior faculty members from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi is all set to visit Abu Dhabi this month to discuss the plan for the first IIT campus in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

By Emirates News Agency (WAM), the group’s visit concluded on the sidelines of a two-day event at all 23 Indian IITs to commemorate the 75th year of India’s independence.

India’s Education and Skill Development Minister Dharmendra Pradhan spoke about IIT’s future plans at the event. “Technology takes the next stage of growth and development among the pioneers of information technology and communication technology. Our IITs should seize this opportunity,” he said.

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As part of the India-UAE trade agreement, on 18 February 2022, India announced the establishment of the first Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in the United Arab Emirates.

Since then, the parties have been in contact to prepare the proposal’s follow-up actions. IIT Delhi has a small group on the map of Abu Dhabi to implement the proposal.

This is the first time that an IIT is being established outside the country.

According to media reports, teams from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were in New Delhi this month to study the model at IIT-D and interact with faculty and students.

Prof V Kamakoti, director of IIT Madras, told local media that the IITs’ overseas expansion has been put on a “fast track” and hopes to open an Abu Dhabi campus, along with a campus in Malaysia and Tanzania, within a year.

About IIT

IITs are the national institute of India and currently there are 23 IITs in the country. These 23 IITs are located in different regions of the country and offer undergraduate (UG), postgraduate (PG) and doctoral (PhD) degrees. The most popular IITs in India are IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT Kharagpur and IIT Madras. Mainly IITs are known for offering B Tech and M Tech degree programs.

Admission to IITs is through the Advanced Joint Entrance Examination (JEE). Students with the highest rank in JEE Mains can take part in JEE Advanced. Indian foreign students usually go to India to write these exams.

Among the most famous “IITs” are Google CEO Sundar Pichai; Face of Indian IT Industry NR Narayana Murthy; bestselling author and writer Chetan Bhagat; and former Reserve Bank of India governor and economist Raghuram Rajan.



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