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Indian Institute of Technology to set up campus in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, November 26, 2022

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has identified the Department of Education and Knowledge Abu Dhabi (ADEK) as its partner for setting up the IIT’s prestigious new campus in the UAE’s capital city, reported Wam citing the Indian Ministry of External Affairs.
A high-level team from the IIT Delhi has recently concluded a visit to Abu Dhabi and held extensive discussions with ADEK officials and other stakeholders in the UAE.
Indian Minister of State for Education Subhas Sarkar, has informed the Lok Sabha, the lower House of the country's Parliament, in writing that plans are going ahead to speedily establish the IIT campus in Abu Dhabi.
"The Department of Education and Knowledge, Abu Dhabi was identified as the relevant UAE authority for this purpose. In the first ADEK-IIT meeting, both sides made presentations about their respective organizations and conveyed their eagerness and enthusiasm to move forward with this project,” Sarkar said.
Detailing the sequence of events and progress of the IIT’s UAE outreach, the Indian Minister informed Parliament: "In the second ADEK-IIT meeting, ADEK invited representatives from the Department of Economic Development and from the Advanced Technology Research Council who made presentations on the economic vision and the research priorities of Abu Dhabi respectively."
"On a request from ADEK, IIT Delhi made a presentation on the model followed for mentoring new IITs by the older IITs and shared its experiences in mentoring IIT Ropar and IIT Jammu," he added.


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