Kathmandu: Prestigious IIT Madras to set up campus in Nepal. The Indian government is planning to set up prestigious engineering institutes of India, the Indian Institutes of Technology outside India after receiving recommendations from the National Education Policy (NEP). The prestigious engineering institutes of India, the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Madras is reportedly trying to narrow it down between Tanzania, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
As per the recommendations of the NEP, the offshore campuses will be mentored by an IIT back home. IIT Delhi would be looking after the UAE campus, Subhas Sarkar, Minister of State for Education told the Lok Sabha in a written reply during parliamentary proceedings in the month of August. IIT Madras is reportedly trying to narrow it down between Tanzania, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
A seventeen-member committee led by IIT council standing chairperson K Radhakrishnan was formed to chart the specifics of offshore IIT campuses. The committee recommended that English should be the medium of instruction at all these branches, just like at the IITs in India.
It is worth noting that the new branches of IIT, which will be set up abroad, will be called ‘Indian International Institute of Technology’, followed by the name of the location they are set up at. United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia will be likely locations of these institutions in the Middle East. Sri Lanka and Nepal would be probable locations in South East Asia while Tanzania and Egypt are being considered as locations in the African continent.