Preparations are now being made to make the Indian Institute of Technology global. For this, a campus will be built in the African country of Tanzania. Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that in Tanzania IIT Can become a center for technology education in Africa. Dharmendra Pradhan met Tanzanian Education and Vocational Training Minister Leela Mohammed Musa. He also proposed to set up a skill center in Zanzibar. It is understood that the matter of setting up a campus of IIT Madras in Tanzania is before the government.
The Education Minister tweeted, 'India will be happy to assist Tanzania with the IIT project. IIT in Tanzania can become a hub of technology education in Africa. He said, 'He is looking forward to providing necessary cooperation to implement this project and is keen to establish a 21st century skill center in Zanzibar.' Education Minister Pradhan has also invited African students to study in India.
Glad to meet HE Raymore Machingura, Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science & Technology Development, Zimbabwe, in my office today.
We had fruitful discussions on intensifying our partnership in education and skill development. pic.twitter.com/L8jNQRrkKB
— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) November 24, 2022
Dharmendra Pradhan told in his tweet that Leela Mohammad Musa assured necessary cooperation to diversify education and skill cooperation. He said that the National Education Policy is creating new dimensions in the field of education in India. Pradhan said that he invited Tanzanian and African students to come and study in India.
IIT-Madras will set up campus
Actually, there was news in July that IIT Madras wants to set up its campus in Tanzania. His aim is to establish his institute worldwide. IIT Madras had also urged Nepal and Sri Lanka to set up campuses here. The aim of the institute is to provide education in areas like Data Science and AI.
IIT Madras director V Kamakoti had said, 'The proposal is still in its initial stage. We are working out ways to set up campuses abroad. Courses will be offered according to the needs of each country. The thing to note here is that both undergraduate and postgraduate courses will be offered in the campuses of IIT Madras established abroad.
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