The prestigious educational institute, International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (IIT-B) is all set to collaborate with Myanmar, in order to build an information technology institute in Myanmar.
According to Indian ambassador to Myanmar Gautam Mukhopadhaya, “We are setting up Mandalay Institute of Information Technology which is the centre of excellence for IT modeled on IIIT-B and being implemented by IIT-B.” He said this on the sidelines of an event that was organized by CII.
Along with the proposed IT Institute, the entrepreneurship development institute in Yangon is also vying for tying-up with another prestigious institution named Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM-Lucknow). Myanmar is sending many of its students for training at the Institute of Management Training in Bangalore as well. Mukhopadhaya further added that, the watchmaker company HMT has also built two industrial training centres in Myanmar, in order to develop skill and develop manforce in the country.
The ambassador also pointed out that India is playing an active role in developing the “military-backed civilian government state” in the educational front and that they are making a steady progress. Calcutta University(India) has also tied up with one of the major university (Dagon University) in Myanmar providing adequate academic support to the nation.