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IIT Madras Zanzibar calls for applications for its Second Batch


The last dates to apply for the IIT Madras Zanzibar campus are 15th April 2024 for the BS program and 15th March 2024 for the MTech program

Posted On: 12 FEB 2024 4:57PM by PIB Chennai

IIT Madras Zanzibar has called for applications for its second batch of students for the academic year 2024-25. The two programs accepting applications are - B.S. in Data Science and AI &M.Tech in Data Science and AI.

Due to overwhelming enthusiasm from the student community in India and abroad, the Institute is considering an increase in the number of seats for both programs. To make the teaching-learning experience substantive and aligned with the needs of the market, industry collaboration and exchange programs are being assiduously explored. In 2023, IIT Madras became the first IIT to establish a full-fledged campus in a foreign country.

The last date to apply for the BS program is 15th April 2024. The screening test will be held on 9th June 2024 (2 pm to 5 pm IST and 11.30 am to 2.30 pm East African Time). The last date to apply for the MTech program is 15th March 2024.

Various stages of the selection process, details of the evaluation, pattern of the screening test, fee structure, important dates, detailed syllabus and eligibility criteria, among other details, can be obtained from the following link - https://www.iitmz.ac.in/IITMZST_Information_Brochure_2024_v1.1.pdf

Highlighting the unique aspects of these two courses, Prof. Preeti Aghalayam, Director-in-Charge and Dean, School of Engineering and Science, IIT Madras Zanzibar, said,“At IITM Zanzibar we are confident of making an impact in the educational landscape of the region and also in bringing young minds from different parts of the world together in their quest for skill-based education”. She says: “We are so excited to welcome a second batch of students to IITM Zanzibar, we wish our aspirants the very best in the application and selection process.”

 The Institution has also signalled its intent to expand by adding new test centres to cater to the aspirations of students from different parts of the world. The online screening tests will be conducted in 19 international centres spread across various regions in the African continent as well as in the Middle East and South Asia. The number of domestic centres too has been increased to 19. It is believed that more options in terms of test centres will make the test accessible to students.

Since its launch in 2023, the Zanzibar campus has not only attracted students from India and Africa but has also created a buzz among engineering aspirants across the globe. The Institute aims to make an impact in the educational landscape of the region and also bring young minds from different parts of the world together in their quest for skill-based education.

The screening test for the M.Tech Program will be held on 31st March 2024 (2 pm to 5 pm Indian time and 11.30 am to 2.30 pm East African Time). The syllabus for the test covers Technical Aptitude and General Aptitude. The maximum mark for the screening test is 60. Successful candidates will be called for an interview.

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