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NEW DELHI: President of Zanzibar Hussein Ali Mwinyi inaugurated the IIT Madras Zanzibar at an event held on November 6 in the presence of Tanzanian officials, Indian dignitaries, faculty and students.
IIT Madras Zanzibar is the first ever international campus of an IIT. 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.
While initially, the Institute will offer BS and MTech programmes in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, more academic programmes will be offered in the coming year.
In the first batch, students from Zanzibar, mainland Tanzania, Nepal and India have been admitted with 40 per cent of the students being women. The programmes at IITM Zanzibar are open to students of all nationalities, including Indians. Classes for the first Academic Year (2023-24) commenced in October 2023.
Speaking to the Media at the IIT Madras Chennai Campus, Prof. V. Kamakoti, Director, IIT Madras, said, “Today, as we inaugurate the IIT Madras Zanzibar Campus, we embark on a journey of knowledge and innovation that transcends borders. Together, we will nurture excellence, foster collaboration and inspire generations to dream beyond horizons.”