Union Ministry of Human Resource Development has signed two MoUs with Minister of Education and Human Resources of the Republic of Mauritius.
The first MoU is between Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi and Mauritius Research Council for setting up of an International Institute of Technology Research Academy (IITRA) in Mauritius.
The aim of the IITRA is to provide world class research based educational platform for full time and part time postgraduate research, leading to MS(Research) and Ph.D. degrees to be awarded by IIT Delhi in identified areas (clusters).
IITRA aims to attract foreign researchers and students to Mauritius, mainly from Africa and Asia and build core research infrastructure including faculty and facilities. In the initial phase spanning a period of 5 years, IIT Delhi will help IITRA to build a core research facility including research infrastructure and capacity. It is expected that 6 clusters will be implemented with a total of 25 faculty members and some 50 research scholars.
IIT Delhi will provide the required academic leadership necessary for setting up the IITRA, partnering in defining the research and education agenda as well as help recruit faculty and admitting students as per norms of IIT Delhi.
The other MoU between Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and Tertiary Education Council (TEC) of Mauritius for mutual recognition of educational qualifications was also finalised and signed.
The MoU will ensure that both parties facilitate the mutual recognition of higher education qualifications awarded to students in Mauritius and India. Both AIU and TEC would advise higher education institutions in their countries on the provision of higher education and the comparability of qualification with the aim of facilitating academic mobility and cooperation. They will make available information on currently recognised higher education institutions in their respective countries.