For the first time, an IIT in a foreign country led by NEP in Jamaica: President Kovind

Under the National Education Policy (NEP), India will establish Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) on the Caribbean island of Jamaica. With this move, India will build its IIT in a foreign land for the first time, said President Ram Nath Kovind, who is visiting the island country for four days. President Kovind also spoke at a state banquet hosted by the Governor General of Jamaica on Wednesday. In his speech, he said: “India is ready to become a knowledge-based economy that creates, disseminates and uses knowledge for growth and development.” He also added, saying: “In line with our national education policy announced in 2020, India plans to set up new Indian institutes of technology abroad. “I am delighted that Jamaica is one of the first countries to express interest in hosting the Indian Institute of Technology,” he said in a joint sitting of both houses of the Jamaican parliament.

For the first time IIT abroad to be established in Jamaica under the NEP: President Kovind

“We need to force our young minds to work together in a number of areas, such as artificial intelligence and robotics, Jamaican traditional medicine and Ayurveda, and together to create a climate-wise world. We need to capture their imagination and energy to create a prosperous, progressive and peaceful society. ”

IIT in Jamaica

The President noted that India’s national education policy is opening up specialized technical courses at the best Indian colleges and universities to foreign students. He also said students from Jamaica should take this opportunity. “Jamaican students should take this opportunity to study at the best respected institutions in the world, charging only a fraction of the cost compared to Western institutions,” he said. It is noteworthy that Kovid is the first president of India to visit Jamaica. During this visit, he is accompanied by his wife, India’s first lady Savita Kovind and daughter Swati Kovind. The President was also accompanied by Union Minister Pankaj Chowdhary, Lok Sabha MP Rama Devi, Satish Kumar Gautam and secretary-level officials.

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