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Mauritius: A new Academy of scientific and technological research with Indian partnership inaugurated on the island




After two years of discussions between Mauritius and India, the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi will open in January 2015 an Academy of research and technology on the campus of the University of Bel-Air in Flacq, in the East of the island.
 
The inauguration ceremony of the new research Academy, which required an investment of 228 million rupees*, took place in midweek in the presence of the Minister of higher education of Mauritius, Rajesh Jeetah.
 
The Director of the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi, the Professor Raghunath Kashinath Shevgaonkar, had also made the trip from the great peninsula for the occasion.
 
"The research Academy of Bel-Air aims to be an institution of international renown in the years to come," said the Minister of higher education, Rajesh Jeetah who recalled that the Academy wants to be "a hub for scientific research" by attracting the best students of Mauritius, Africa and Asia in the technological field, as reported by the newspaper Le Matinal.
 
* One euro roughly equivalent to 41 rupees                 



Fabrice François


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