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First overseas IIT in UAE to admit Indian expats, Emiratis, int'l students

The IIT to be set up in the UAE with the signing of the CEPA is likely to be located in Dubai. At present Indian expat students come to India for writing the JEE exams and admissions.

NEW DELHI, Feb 22: The IIT to be established in the UAE as per an agreement between the two countries will be open to Emiratis, the Indian diaspora as well as international students. The deal launches a collaboration in the field of higher education, according to the Indian envoy to the UAE. The exact location and other specifications are yet to be finalised although it is unofficially stated that it will be located in Dubai.

At present Indian expat students need to visit India for writing the exams for admissions in the IITs which are conducted through Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains and Advanced.

In an address to delegates and media ahead of the ongoing Festival of Ideas, Sunjay Sudhir, the Indian Ambassador, said: “Building on our historical education links, our leaders have decided to establish an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in the UAE. Hope more such institutions of excellence can come to the UAE in the future." The IIT’s establishment in the UAE is a part of the India-UAE trade deal signed on February 18.

“The IIT brand has global recognition. It would be the first time that a campus of IIT will be set up overseas and the Government of India has chosen the UAE for this purpose. The IIT so established will be open to Emiratis, the Indian diaspora as well as international students. It will be a shining example of how our countries are collaborating in the field of higher education,” the Indian Ambassador told Gulf News.

India and the UAE signed the historic Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) that raises the trade between the two countries to US$ 100 billion over the next five years. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, signed the agreement after a virtual summit meeting. The IIT forms part of the deal.

“Confirming the historical relations existing between the two countries and realizing the need to establish world-class institutions that encourage and support innovation and technological progress, the leaders agreed to establish an Indian Institute of Technology in the United Arab Emirates," according to a statement from the Ministry of External Affairs.

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are governed by the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961. There are 23 IITs in the country currently.

India and the UAE also agreed to collaborate to promote start-ups from both countries to expand into the two regions and utilize such platforms as basis for growth. The start-ups could focus on, inter alia, fintech, edutech, health care, logistics and supply chain, agritech, chip design and green energy.

CEPA a boost for labour-intensive sectors

As the UAE is India's third largest trade partner, the agreement is being viewed by the industry as a landmark achievement to take the collaboration to higher levels. The CEPA is a boost for labour-intensive sectors such as gems and jewellery, textiles, leather, footwear, furniture, agriculture and food products, plastics, engineering goods, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and sports goods, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said.

Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) chairman A Sakthivel said, “Having a large Indian diaspora, the UAE consumes a large quantity of Indian cereals, fruits & vegetables, tea, spices, sugar, etc. Indian companies will gain in services like travel & tourism, transportation, IT & ITES and construction services. The FTA will also open the market to other GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries.”

The PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry has hailed the reduction in customs duties on over 1,000 products to zero through the CEPA.

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