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India and Egypt Sign MoU to Strengthen Collaboration in Information Technology and Electronics

Cairo: In a significant move to enhance bilateral cooperation in the Information, Electronics, and Communication Technology (IECT) domain, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT) of India and the Information Technology Institute (ITI) of Egypt. The signing ceremony took place on March 12, 2024, in Cairo, Egypt, in the presence of H.E Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology for the Arab Republic of Egypt, and Ajit Gupte, Ambassador of India to Egypt.

The MoU aims to foster mutual collaboration between the two nations in areas such as workforce skills improvement, promotion of employment opportunities, addressing skills gaps, and enhancing international cooperation in the field of Information Technology and Electronics.

Dr. M. M. Tripathi, Director General of NIELIT, and Dr. Heba Saleh, Chairwoman of ITI Egypt, were the signatories to the agreement. The collaboration will encompass several key areas, including:

Curriculum and Training Materials Development: Joint efforts in creating educational content and training materials to address the evolving needs of the IECT sector.

Exchange of Trainers and Experts: Facilitating the exchange of skilled trainers and experts to share knowledge and best practices.

Mutual Recognition of Certification: Recognizing certifications issued by both institutions, enhancing the global recognition of skills acquired.

Sharing of Virtual Labs Facility: Collaborating on virtual labs to provide practical training opportunities for students and professionals.

Offering of Post Graduate (PG) Diplomas/Technical Certificates: Providing specialized programs to interns nominated by ITI Egypt.

Offering of B.Tech/M.Tech Programs to Egyptian Students: Enabling Egyptian students to pursue Bachelor’s and Master’s programs in collaboration with NIELIT.

Free Digital Literacy Flagship Course: Extending NIELIT’s flagship digital literacy course to Egyptian students through the NIELIT Virtual Academy.

This strategic partnership is expected to contribute significantly to the development of skills, knowledge exchange, and technology collaboration between India and Egypt, fostering a stronger relationship in the IECT sector. The signing of this MoU signifies a commitment to advancing mutual interests and addressing the challenges and opportunities in the rapidly evolving digital landscape.

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