In it’s bid to take IITs global, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with UAE to set up it’s campus in Abu Dhabi.
The MoU was signed in the presence of the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayeda Al Nadhyan, UAE President.
This will be the second IIT with a campus abroad after IIT Madras decided to open its campus in Zanzibad.
“An example of New India’s innovation and expertise, the IIT Delhi campus in UAE will be an edifice of India-UAE friendship. It will set up a brand new temple for leveraging the power of knowledge for both mutualy prosperity and global good as envisioned in NEP,” Minister of Education, Dharmendra Pradhan tweeted.
The Institute informed that it will start offering courses in 2024 and details of which will be released in due course.
The courses at the IIT Delhi – Abu Dhabi will cover several areas such as Energy and Sustainability, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science and Engineering, Healthcare, Mathematics and Computing and other disciplines of engineering, sciences and humanities.
“Our new Abu Dhabi campus is a challenge and opportunity for us to ensure that our education and reasrch makes a global impact,” Prof. Rangan Banerjee, Director Prof. IIT Delhi said.