Professors from IIT Delhi may soon be called in to help set up a research centre in Mauritius.
IIT Delhi has come up with a plan to help the government improve the technical education facilities in the island nation.
So far a feasibility report, in which IIT Delhi has given its nod, has been filed.
“The government of Mauritius has asked us to help them out with their plan to set up a full-fledged research facility. We have so far spoken about the feasibility of setting up a facility only for PhD students that could later be extended to master’s and undergraduate programmes,” said M Balakrishnan, dean, post graduate and research, IIT Delhi.
The cost of the programme will be borne by the Mauritius government alone but some IIT Delhi faculty members will be in Mauritius for some time as mentors. “The research centre will be able to use our curriculum and some of our teachers will go there initially but it will be a self sustaining centre,” added Balakrishnan.