Ministry of External Affairs announced that the first IIT campus outside India will be set up in Zanzibar, Tanzania
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An MoU for setting up a campus of IIT Madras in Zanzibar was signed in the presence of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Zanzibar President Hussein Ali Mwini.
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The decision to set up the IIT campus in Zanzibar reflects the long-standing friendship between India and Tanzania and emphasizes India's focus on building people-to-people ties across Africa and the Global South.
India's National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 recommends encouraging high-performing Indian universities to set up campuses in other countries, and this initiative is in line with that recommendation.
During his four-day official visit to Tanzania, Dr. Jaishankar will participate in high-level talks, co-chair the 10th Joint Commission Meeting, visit an India-funded water supply project, and inaugurate the India-Tanzania Business Meeting.
During his visit, Dr. Jaishankar will participate in high-level talks, co-chair the 10th Joint Commission Meeting, visit an India-funded water supply project, meet top leadership and inaugurate the India-Tanzania Business Meeting .
Dr Jaishankar will also meet members of India's Parliamentary Friendship Group, address the Indian diaspora and inaugurate a statue of Swami Vivekananda in Dar es Salaam.
It is an East African country.
Serengeti National Park is a popular safari destination in Tanzania.
Kilimanjaro National Park is located in Tanzania.
Zanzibar is a tropical island off the coast of Tanzania.
Mafia is another tropical island in Tanzania.
Capital - Dodoma
Currency - Tanzanian Shilling
Official languages - Swahili, English
President - Samia Suluhu Hasan
Vice President - Philip Mpango
Prime Minister - Kassim Majaliwa
Speaker - Tulia Axon
Chief Justice - Ibrahim Hamis Zuma
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