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IIT Kharagpur to set up institute in Malaysia

The IIT Director also said the institute had compiled a compendium of 75 innovations, wrought by its staff and researchers.

December 24, 2022 / 10:43 PM IST
IIT Kharagpur admitted its first batch of students in 1951.

IIT Kharagpur admitted its first batch of students in 1951.

IIT Kharagpur wants to set up an engineering institute in Malaysia as part of a plan to go global, said the premier engineering college's Director V K Tewary on Saturday.

While speaking at the 68th Convocation of IIT Kharagpur, Tewary said the institute is aiming to be among the top 10 institutes in the world.

“IIT Kharagpur aims to become the world-wide benchmark in education excellence by establishing IIT Malaysia, which will be a major step for the institute to set its global footprint in the international domain,” he said. However, he did not give any timelines for the establishment of the new college in Malaysia nor whether it would be a joint venture with any other institute.

The IIT Director also said the institute had compiled a compendium of 75 innovations, wrought by its staff and researchers.