In order to establish the first foreign campus of IIT Delhi, known as IIT Delhi Abu Dhabi, the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK), the Ministry of Education in India, and the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT-Delhi) have joined forces. In the presence of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed.
According to a statement by WAM, the agreement shows both countries’ common commitment to placing a high priority on innovation, information sharing, and investments in human capital as the cornerstones of future prosperity and sustainable development.
The MoU was signed by Professor Rangan Banerjee, Director of IIT Delhi, Sara Musallam, Minister of State for Early Education and Chairwoman of ADEK, Sunjay Sudhir, Indian Ambassador to the UAE.
Musallam emphasized the importance of the MoU in Abu Dhabi’s pursuit of a top-notch educational system that is in line with long-term aspirations for the country’s development. “This MoU represents our commitment to offering top-notch educational opportunities,” she said. We believe that the relationship between IIT Delhi and Abu Dhabi will help us make the shift to cultivating an atmosphere that fosters innovation and accelerates high-level research.
The agreement, according to Dharmendra Pradhan, Cabinet Minister for Education, Skill Development, and Entrepreneurship in the Government of India, is a significant development that improves the higher education landscape in the UAE while fortifying bilateral connections between the UAE and India. He called the IIT-Delhi Abu Dhabi campus a “edifice of friendship” and an example of how to use knowledge for the benefit of everyone and the greater good.
Through partnerships with eminent organisations like the Technology Innovation Institute, Hub71, Khalifa University, New York University Abu Dhabi, and the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence, the establishment of IIT-Delhi Abu Dhabi will improve the academic, research, and innovation ecosystem in Abu Dhabi.
Beginning in January 2024, the campus will offer a wide range of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programmes in a variety of subject areas, including artificial intelligence, computer science and engineering, mathematics and computing, and other engineering, scientific, and humanities fields.
IIT-Delhi Abu Dhabi graduates will be a part of a network of alumni from the 23 campuses across India. IIT Delhi has made substantial contributions to India’s research and development ecosystem across a variety of sectors thanks to its status among the top 50 institutes in the world for engineering and technology and recognition for global employability. Additionally, the UAE and India have teamed up to conduct cross-border transactions on Saturday in local currencies.