IITs are among the most esteemed institutions for engineering and technology education in the country. Now, a global campus is on the way and heading overseas to Tanzania’s Zanzibar. This is set to be the first foreign campus of the institution.
This Is IIT’s First Global Campus
Witnessed the signing of the agreement on setting up of @iitmadras Zanzibar campus.
Appreciate President @DrHmwinyi gracing the occasion, as also the presence of his Ministers.
This historic step reflects India’s commitment to the Global South. pic.twitter.com/X3vdnICnSE
— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) July 5, 2023
The event happened during the signing of an agreement between the education authorities of the two nations during the visit of foreign affairs minister S. Jaishankar to the African nation. This is the first Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) campus outside the country in Tanzania. Moreover, this would be IIT Madras’ global campus.
According to a statement made on Thursday by the Union Education Ministry, the IIT campus will begin providing courses in October. Four undergraduate and five postgraduate programmes are anticipated to begin at IIT Madras’ Zanzibar site. In India, the first IIT was formally founded in 1951 in Kharagpur, West Bengal.
This emphasises internationalisation and suggests that top-performing Indian institutions be encouraged to construct campuses abroad. Hence the decision to establish an IIT campus in Zanzibar was made. In addition to Tanzania, IIT Delhi and IIT Kharagpur will open global campuses in Abu Dhabi and Kuala Lumpur.
Even, Zanzibar Has A Lot To Do For Travellers
Zanzibar… The name alone evokes images of tropical paradise. Calling up visions of picturesque islands with soft-sand, white beaches and shimmering azure waters. Yet, the Zanzibar Archipelago has so much more to offer than romantic coastlines and blissful sunsets. pic.twitter.com/uuvK42V12J
— Zanzibar tourism (@ZnzibarTourism) June 15, 2023
Nestled in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, Zanzibar is an archipelago that captures the essence of a tropical paradise. In recent times, Zanzibar has become a sought-after destination for travellers from around the globe.
For nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts, Zanzibar offers a wealth of opportunities. The allure of Zanzibar lies in its pristine beaches, fringed with palm trees that sway in the gentle ocean breeze. White powdery sands melt into crystal-clear waters, creating a postcard-perfect setting that is hard to resist.
Beyond its natural beauty, Zanzibar carries a rich and fascinating history. Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, serves as the historic and cultural heart of Zanzibar. The Arab, Persian, and European influences that have shaped Zanzibar are evident in the architectural styles.
When it comes to food, you can delight in the tantalising aromas of Zanzibari dishes, which combine the best of Swahili, Arab, and Indian culinary traditions.
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