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IITRA to start from November 2014 in Mauritius

September 30, 2014


Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) collaborated with the Mauritius Research Council for a new venture, named as the International Institute of Technology Research Academy (IITRA). The new campus will start its functions from November 2014 in Mauritius.

As per newspaper reports, S M Ishtiaqu, a professor from IIT Delhi has also confirmed that IITRA is due to be launched in November this year. The institute will provide full-time and part-time PhD degrees in disciplines like electrical, electronics and computer science.

At the initial launch of the campus, courses in Master of Science and P.hd will be offered. However, the university officials plan to launch undergraduate courses too after a gap of five years. IITRA will become a hub for researchers around the world centered at Mauritius. The institute has started the process of recruiting faculty members, who will strengthen the working process of the university.
The officials at the IIT-D also confirmed of setting up similar institutes in future after getting offers from other countries.

IITRA will provide a platform to Mauritian students to return as qualified researchers. The academic programmes are aimed to be organized as department and inter departmental in Electrical/ Electronic Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering. An admission notice for admission to academic programmes has also been released by the university over the official website.

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