IIT Madras opens admissions for IIT Zanzibar campus; apply by August 5

IIT Zanzibar Admissions: Candidates can apply for BSc, MTech programmes at zanzibar.iitm.ac.in. Classes will begin from October 24.


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IIT Madras started admissions for Zanzibar campus (Image Source: Official)IIT Madras started admissions for Zanzibar campus (Image Source: Official)

Vagisha Kaushik | August 1, 2023 | 01:07 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras has invited applications for programmes being offered by its recently launched offshore campus in Zanzibar. IIT Zanzibar campus will offer a BSc programme in data science and artificial intelligence (AI) and a two-year MTech programme in data science and AI. The last date to apply for admission to the international IIT campus is August 5.

Interested and eligible students can apply on the official website, zanzibar.iitm.ac.in. The programmes at IIT Zanzibar are open to students of all nationalities. There will be a total of 70 seats in the BSc programme and the academic session will begin from October 24. IIT Madras alumni Preeti Aghalayam has been appointed as the director-in-charge of IIT Zanzibar.

According to the fee structure, candidates will have to pay 12,000 US dollars per year for UG courses and 4,000 US dollars for PG programmes excluding hostel fees.

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Apart from studies, students will also get access to opportunities such as study abroad, or semester exchange programmes with IITM’s partner institutions in the UK, Australia, and other countries; internships with relevant companies; and a chance to meet some of the course requirements at the IIT Madras campus in Chennai, India.

Elaborating on the IIT Zanzibar admission process, professor Aghalayam, who is also dean of school of engineering and science at Zanzibar campus said, “The selection process will include a screening test (which is an aptitude test, covering mathematics, science, English and analytical ability), and interviews with faculty. Students who have cleared Class XII, Form VI or equivalent in the past three years are eligible to apply to the BS program while those with a 4 year UG degree in any engineering/science discipline may apply to the MTech program.”

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