The Ministry of Education, the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), with Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) have officially signed a MoU to establish the first IIT Delhi campus in Abu Dhabi.
The signing ceremony took place in the presence of UAE President HE Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. The MoU was signed by Professor Rangan Banerjee, Director of the IIT Delhi, Shri Sunjay Sudhir, Indian Ambassador to the UAE, and HE Mubarak Hamad Al Mheiri, ADEK Under Secretary.
IIT Delhi – Abu Dhabi campus is set to commence its academic programs in 2024, featuring a comprehensive degree in bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. programs. It will also establish research centers dedicated to sustainable development studies, as well as computing and data science. The curriculum will encompass various programs, including Artificial Intelligence, Energy and Sustainability, Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering, and Computing, along with various other fields of sciences, engineering, and humanities.
IIT Delhi, Abu Dhabi, will enhance the academic, research, and innovation landscape in Abu Dhabi by collaborating with prominent institutions such as the Technology Innovation Institute, Khalifa Institute, Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence, Hub71, and New York University Abu Dhabi. This collaboration will aim to provide complementary programs, pioneer cutting-edge research, and increase the growth of the local startup ecosystem.
Graduates of this campus will become part of a prestigious alumni network of graduates from 23 campuses throughout India. IIT Delhi has recently ranked among the world’s top 50 institutions in engineering and technology. It has also achieved a top 30 ranking for global employability in the 2022 QS World University rankings.
Expressing his views on social media, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, the Indian Union Minister of Education, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, highlighted the significance of this MoU signing. He emphasized that the establishment of the IIT Delhi campus in Abu Dhabi, in the presence of the Prime Minister of India, unfolds a new chapter in the internationalization of India’s education. This campus is a testament to India’s innovation and expertise, symbolizing the strong friendship between India and UAE.