IIT Delhi Plans its First Global Campus in Abu Dhabi, Classes to begin Next Year
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A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed today by the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D) for the development of an IIT Delhi campus in Abu Dhabi. In the presence of Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the MoU was signed.

The new MoU is a supplement to the ‘IITs go Global’ initiative. After IIT Madras Zanzibar, this will be the second foreign IIT campus.

Dharmendra Pradhan, Indian Education Minister tweeted saying, “An exemplar of New India’s innovation and expertise, the IIT Delhi campus in UAE will be an edifice of India-UAE friendship. It will set a brand new template for leveraging the power of knowledge for both mutual prosperity and global good as envisioned in NEP.”

The aforementioned institution, IIT Delhi, has already started outreach projects for UAE schoolchildren as a part of its services for the nation’s academic ecosystem. The sector is anticipating the advent of short courses and executive programmes.

The institute also announced that degrees would start to be offered in 2024, with more information to follow. The IIT Delhi – Abu Dhabi will provide courses in a variety of fields, including artificial intelligence, healthcare, computer science and engineering, mathematics, and other engineering, scientific, and humanities disciplines.

“Our new Abu Dhabi campus is a challenge and opportunity for us to ensure that our education and research makes a global impact,” Prof. Rangan Banerjee, Director IIT Delhi said.

In August 2022, it was decided to establish an overseas campus for IIT Delhi in the United Arab Emirates.

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