IIT Madras Opens Campus In Zanzibar – First International One For IIT
ZANZIBAR – Zanzibar President and Chairman of the Revolutionary Council Hussein Ali Mwinyi inaugurated The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras Zanzibar on November 6 at the Zanzibar campus in the presence of Tanzanian officials, Indian dignitaries, faculty, and students.
The IIT Madras Zanzibar is the first ever international campus of an IIT. The historic initiative by the Indian government was undertaken to take the top-quality education system of India to international arenas.
In the first batch at IIT Madras Zanzibar, women comprise 40 per cent of the total students admitted to the BS and MTech programs in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.
“The existing campus in Bweleo district, located approximately 15 km south of Zanzibar Town, is equipped with international amenities designed to meet the current needs of students. A permanent campus will be built soon jointly by the Government of Zanzibar and the Government of India,” the statement said.
Initially, the institute will offer BS and MTech programs, however, in the coming year, it will offer more academic programs in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.
In the first batch at IITM Zanzibar, students from Zanzibar, mainland Tanzania, Nepal and India have been admitted with 40 per cent of women students.
In terms of facilities provided at the institute, the campus will have the ability to accommodate students in dorms and provide various facilities. “Arrangements for offices, classrooms and auditoriums have been meticulously made. Dining facilities and a dispensary are available on campus, and sports facilities are being planned,” the statement said.