Two IITs to be established Overseas very soon, says the Government


In a significant move toward expanding their global presence, two esteemed Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) – IIT Delhi and IIT Madras – are preparing to establish campuses abroad. This decision is aimed at spreading the influence of Indian educational excellence beyond the borders of the nation.

IIT Delhi is scheduled to launch a campus in Abu Dhabi, while IIT Madras has already set up a presence in Zanzibar, with a focus on addressing the educational needs of African countries. This strategic move underscores the internationalization efforts within the Indian education sector.

The groundbreaking development was announced by Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in the Rajya Sabha, highlighting the imperative to bridge the gap for Indian students who often seek educational opportunities overseas.

“Our students are currently compelled to go abroad. Now, not only will foreign institutions come to India, but two have initiated the process to establish their universities in Gujarat, Gift City,” stated the education minister, underscoring efforts to attract foreign institutions to establish campuses in India.

Pradhan emphasized the alignment of the regulatory framework with the National Education Policy (NEP), focusing on quality and fee structures to ensure global standards while meeting the needs of students.

“The regulation of NEP envisions quality and fee structure. Now, more students will receive education of global standards,” he reiterated, highlighting the establishment of a committee to scrutinize applications and the significance of granting autonomy to academic institutions.

Proudly sharing the news in the House, the Education Minister emphasized the global collaborations of all IITs and other reputable institutes, asserting that the NEP would facilitate further partnerships.

In response to queries regarding reservations or affirmative action at foreign universities in India, he clarified that these institutions would operate under the regulations of their respective countries. He emphasized that while Indian universities follow specific guidelines, new forms of scholarships are designed to promote diversity and inclusivity in education.