IIT to set up Singapore campus by 2015! The country’s most prestigious institute Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) is all set to go international. Govt. is planning to set up its own campus in Singapore.
We also have a Singapore NIFTY! Isn’t that great
The Singapore government is keen to have IIT set up its campus in the city-state. This was conveyed to HRD minister Kapil Sibal by Singapore education minister Ng Eng Hen during their meeting in Delhi on Thursday. A proposal to this effect was sent to the ministry earlier.
It has been proposed that IITs and other Centrally-Funded Technical Institutes under the government form a society called the International Institute of Technology. This society would set up the IIT in Singapore.
The attempt is to create as unique model of academics, where there will be undergraduate programmes in areas like energy, environment, communication and computing, design and manufacturing, international diplomacy and management, health science and technology, water resources, and education. The focus will be on the Asian region, with a curriculum that promotes the “culture of research and innovation.”
Special focus will be on post graduate studies. Such institute at a prime location like Singapore is sure to attract students from all over Asia benefitting all.
Indians living in Singapore will surely benefit from this!