Thursday 7 December 2023

Rangan Banerjee

IIT Delhi to open its Abu Dhabi campus next January

NEW DELHI, September 11, 2023

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT-Delhi), one of India’s leading technical education and research institution, is expected to open its first international campus in Abu Dhabi in 2024.
On the sidelines of the Emirates News Agency’s (WAM) visit to IIT Delhi’s campus, Rangan Banerjee, Director of IIT Delhi, said the institution has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) the with Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) and India’s Ministry of Education during the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the UAE last June.
He stressed that the IIT-Delhi Abu Dhabi reflects the shared vision of the two countries in focusing on areas of educational excellence, innovation, knowledge exchange and investment in human capital.
All academic matters
Banerjee explained that the institution will handle all academic matters in its new Abu Dhabi branch, including curriculums, labs, and research initiatives, in addition to participating in infrastructure planning, especially digital infrastructure, in cooperation with partners in ADEK and other relevant entities.
The Director of IIT-Delhi stated that the Abu Dhabi branch will provide an added value to the research and innovation sector in the emirate, adding that it will benefit from cooperation opportunities with institutions such as the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI), New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), and Technology Innovation Institute (TII) to provide integrated programmes and advanced research.
He further said that some of the areas targeted by the institute's branch in Abu Dhabi in the first phase include computer science, artificial intelligence, energy and sustainability, health care, in addition to research programmes.--TradeArabia News Service


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