IIT Madras Campus in Zanzibar (IIT MZ) – PC : MRP Graphics
IIT Madras campus in Zanzibar: External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar met Zanzibar President Hussein Ali Mwinyi on Wednesday and signed an agreement on the establishment of the IIT Madras campus in the Zanzibar archipelago. This is India’s special gift to promote higher education in the East African country.
IIT Madras Campus to Open on Zanzibar Island
The External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar is on a four-day official visit to Tanzania, where he is set to hold high-level talks and co-chair the 10th Joint Commission Meeting with his counterpart, as stated in a release by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
Following his meeting with the President of Zanzibar, Jaishankar tweeted, ‘Delighted to meet President of Zanzibar, Dr. Hussein Ali Mwinyi. I appreciated his strong commitment to a stronger India-Zanzibar partnership. Our development partnership and defense cooperation are domains with which he is closely associated.
Jaishankar also witnessed the signing of an agreement to set up IIT Madras in Zanzibar. The President of Zanzibar and his ministers were also present on the occasion.
Witnessed the signing of the agreement on setting up of @iitmadras To install Zanzibar campus.
Appreciate President @DrHmwinyi gracing the occasion, as also the presence of his Ministers.
This historic step reflects India’s commitment to the Global South. pic.twitter.com/X3vdnICnSE
Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) July 5, 2023
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