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New Delhi: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) has been instructed by the government of India to explore the possibilities to establish a campus in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Minister of State for Education Subhas Sarkar stated it in a written reply to Lok Sabha on Tuesday. Citing the joint India-UAE Vision Statement on February 18, 2022, Sarkar said, “The leaders agreed to establish an Indian Institute of Technology in the United Arab Estimates.”
"IIT Delhi requested the Indian Ambassador to UAE to identify and arrange a meeting with the authorities concerned in the UAE," added Sarkar.
Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) was identified as the relevant authority in UAE for the purpose. Sarkar underscored, “In the first ADEK-IITD meeting, both sides made presentations about their respective organizations and conveyed their eagerness and enthusiasm to move forward with this project.”
He also noted that in the second 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 research priorities of Abu Dhabi respectively.
Following this, IIT Delhi made a presentation on the model for mentoring in new IITs by older IITs and shared experiences in IIT Ropar and IIT Jammu, the minister added.
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