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IIT to Open First Overseas Campus in Abu Dhabi Next Year


Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) is set to establish its first overseas campus in Abu Dhabi next year, according to Sunjay Sudhir, the Indian ambassador to the UAE. Sudhir revealed that discussions are still ongoing between IIT Delhi and the Department of Education and Knowledge Abu Dhabi (ADEK) regarding the location of the campus, curriculum, student body and business model.

The Abu Dhabi campus is expected to provide high-quality education to its students, although faculty details are yet to be confirmed. IIT is widely regarded as one of the best engineering colleges in the world, with 23 campuses across India offering undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate level programmes. Notable alumni include Alphabet Inc. CEO Sunder Pichai and Indian industrialist NR Narayana Murthy.