NRI professionals can gain from IIT-Abu Dhabi’s master’s programme in clean energy


The Indian Institute of Technology Delhi Abu Dhabi (IIT-Delhi Abu Dhabi), the first international campus of IIT Delhi, is launching a master’s programme in Energy Transition and Sustainability (ETS) at Zayed University, according to WAM, the UAE state agency.

The programme is open for Indian expats and all nationalities in the UAE who meet the eligibility criteria. Scheduled to start in January 2024, IIT-Delhi Abu Dhabi’s master’s in ETS is specifically designed for the Abu Dhabi campus and aims to prepare professionals and scholars of the energy industry and associated sectors.

The programme’s significance is heightened as the UAE prepares to host this year’s COP28.

IIT-Delhi Abu Dhabi was established following a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by IIT-Delhi and the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) in July.

Mubarak Hamad Al Mheiri, Undersecretary at ADEK, said: “Leveraging the critical importance of environmental sustainability in the energy sector, this pioneering new programme is poised to play a pivotal role in shaping a sustainable future in the UAE and further afield.

“By nurturing a highly skilled human resource capable of effectively addressing an array of increasingly complex challenges associated with energy transition, we are committed to empowering individuals to drive positive change, spearheading a transformative journey towards a greener, more resilient world.”

Successful ETS master’s applicants with backgrounds in science and engineering will embark on a two-year programme at IIT-Delhi Abu Dhabi. It is open to Indian expats based in the UAE.

Prospective students, who must demonstrate proficiency in written and spoken English, are required to hold a four-year bachelor’s degree in mechanical, chemical, civil, petroleum, electrical and electronics engineering, energy, aerospace, materials and metallurgy, or physics. Alternatively, an M.Sc in physics or chemistry is also accepted.


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