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BITS Pilani, MG University in talks to set up branch campuses in Qatar

Joseph Varghese

Saturday، 04 June 2022 11:21 PM

A couple of Indian universities are at an advanced level of talks to set up branch campuses in Qatar, Indian ambassador, Dr Deepak Mittal said in reply to a question from Gulf Times.
"BITS Pilani and Mahatma Gandhi (MG) University from Kerala are keen to set up their branch campuses in Qatar. They are at an advanced level of discussions with their partners in Qatar,” the Indian ambassador said.
The ambassador also said several Indian schools have been operational in Qatar to cater to a strong Indian population of more than 750,000. With such a strong and growing Indian population in the country, Indian higher education institutes are showing great interest in setting up their branch campuses here, he observed.
In recent years. several Indian universities have shown keen interest in opening their branch campus in Qatar. Savitribai Phule Pune University was the first Indian higher education institute to set up a campus in Qatar.
The Indian envoy also noted that a joint working group on health between Qatar and India has been set up and its first meeting was held late last year.
“The cultural ties between both the countries are very strong with the Qatar-India Year of Culture marked in 2019. This year, India is a partner country in Qatar’s Middle East, North Africa and South Asia Year of Culture 2022. Several activities were held and many more are being planned to mark the event,” the Indian ambassador added.

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