IIT Madras Zanzibar Begins Application Process for its Second Batch
Curated By: Sukanya Nandy
Last Updated: February 12, 2024, 14:29 IST
In 2023, IIT Madras became the first IIT to establish a full-fledged campus in a foreign country (Image: iitmz.ac.in)
IIT Madras Zanzibar Admissions 2024: The last date to apply for the BS programme is April 15 and for the MTech course, it is March 15
IIT Madras Zanzibar has begun the application process for its second batch of students for the academic year 2024-25. The two programmes accepting applications are BS in Data Science and AI and MTech in Data Science and AI. The last date to apply for the BS programme is April 15 and for the MTech course, it is March 15. The screening test for the BS programme will be held on June 9 and for the MTech course on March 31. The full information brochure is now available at iitmz.ac.in.
In 2023, IIT Madras became the first IIT to establish a full-fledged campus in a foreign country. The IIT has said that it is considering increasing the number of seats in both programmes due to “overwhelming enthusiasm from the student community in India and abroad.”
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.”
IIT Madras Zanzibar Admission Process
Admission to the institute is a three-stage process. All applications are examined not just for minimum educational qualifications but also for their co-curricular and extra-curricular credentials. These supplementary skills carry a weightage of 10 per cent and contribute to the first stage of the selection process.
The second stage is a screening test — IITMZST — which evaluates the candidates’ aptitude across various subjects and carries a 60 per cent weightage. Shortlisted candidates based on stages 1 and 2 are called for interview which constitutes the third stage carrying a weightage of 30 per cent. The maximum mark for screening test is 60.
The BS programme syllabus for the test covers English and Comprehension, Analytical Ability, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics. The MTech syllabus covers Technical Aptitude and General Aptitude and the maximum mark for the screening test is 60.