IIMs,NITs & IITs might introduce campuses in UAE

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Indian Institute of Management (IIM), National Institute of Technology (NIT) and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) might open campuses in UAE. Addressing a gathering, Union Minister of Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal said, “The government has given permission to Amity University to set up a campus in Dubai. Now, IITs, IIMs and NITs can also set up campuses abroad.”

Sibal said that the Indian institutes should take steps to attract more and more foreign students to India. “We are providing Indian institutions with world-class residential facilities. We have 10 new NITs. Recently, three new NITs in Mizoram, Meghalaya and Nagaland are inaugurated,” he added. To get rid of acute shortage of faculty, Sibal said, “To overcome this, the government has implemented free technology that can reach 10,000 people at a time and Rs660 million has been allotted in the next budget for teacher training.”

In addition to it, government wants to implement the semester system for credit transfers. A student can take a lecture from another university and get credits for it.” Elaborating about online education, he said, “We have drafted 1,000 online courses, most of them by IIT professors. The National Knowledge Network (NKN) has been set up by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) and the content is provided by the Ministry of Education. Knowledge is transferred by the National Mission on Education through ICT (NME-ICT).”