The first international campus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras was inaugurated by Zanzibar President and Chairman of the Revolutionary Council Hussein Ali Mwinyi on Monday.
The IIT Madras Zanzibar is the first ever international campus of an IIT. It is the first attempt to extend the top-quality education system of India to international arenas.
According to an official statement by IIT Madras, 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 (AI). In the first batch at IITM Zanzibar, students from Zanzibar, mainland Tanzania, Nepal and India have been admitted.
The present campus of this institute is in Bweleo district, located approximately 15 km south of Zanzibar Town. A permanent campus will be built soon jointly by the Government of Zanzibar and the Government of India,” the statement said.