Quick Insight About International Medical and Technological University (IMTU)
Shri. Katuri Subba Rao, the chairman and founder of Vignan Educational Foundation (VEF), owns the International Medical and Technological University. The VEF, based in Bangalore, India, inspired the establishment of this university as wished by Julius Nyerere, Tanzania’s founding father.
Benjamin Mkapa, Tanzania’s third president, planted seeds for the venture while still the minister for science, technology, and higher education, supported by Jakaya M. Kikwete, the country’s fourth president while still the minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation. Establishing the university portrayed the long-standing relationship between India and Tanzania in fulfilment of the South-South partnership.
The International Medical and Technological University started by creating the college of medicine after its inauguration by Shri. I.K. Gujral, India’s Prime Minister on 17 September 1997.
Admission to the International Medical and Technological University
The International Medical and Technological University began small with 5 Indian students. It has now grown after acquiring a Certificate of Full Registration Number: 009 from the Higher Education Accreditation Council (HEAC) on 20 December 2001. The student population is now over 1,000 from across the world.
Enrollment was too competitive, and undergraduate admission was through a Centralized Admission System (CAS) managed by Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU). Masters and PhD admission is handled and processed in the university according to standard criteria. International Medical and Technological University is ranked among Tanzania’s leading top universities and abides by all TCU standards to ensure quality education.
Like any Tanzanian private university, International Medical and Technological University has a governing board of trustees (the Vignan Educational Foundation, India, the founder and owner), including a council with a senate. There is a school of medicine (managing the MBBS course) with a planned school of nursing (managing diploma and degree courses). It will create a postgraduate studies directorate and an allied health and technological sciences institute in the 5-year strategic plan.
The International Medical and Technological University has a council chairman (among the trustees), a vice-chancellor (the chief executive officer), and a chancellor. One deputy vice-chancellor handles administration, and another handles academics, the faculty of medicine has a dean, and each department has someone heading it.
Adhering to TCU directives, International Medical and Technological University is re-organizing its functional and organizational structures to match the Tanzania Universities Act, 2005 provisions, such as getting a new charter.
A director manages International Medical and Technological University’s hospital.
Principal Officers at the International Medical and Technological University
Ambassador. O.P. Gupta – Chancellor
Katuri Subba Rao – Council Chairman and Trustee
Professor. Ashok Babu Mandali, MBBS, MD – Vice-Chancellor
Professor. Kagoma S. Mnyika, PhD. – Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Academics
Professor. Felix Kisanga, PhD. – Deputy Vice-Chancellor
Dr Luke J. Siyame, MD, M.Med, MPH – Dean of Faculty of Medicine
International Medical and Technological University Council
- High Commissioner of India
- Mr Katuri Subba Rao
- Dr. Khadija Malima, COSTECH
- Dr Veronica Nyahende, HESLB
- Ambassador O.P. Gupta
- Honourable. Mrs Rita Mlaki
- Director of Higher Education
- Ambassador Eva Nzaro
- Ambassador Y.C. Lumbanga
- Professor. Yunus Mgaya, NIMR
- Dr Otilia F Gowelle, Ministry of Health
- Dr Shaik Moulali
- Mr Rupen Chande
- IMTUSO Representative
- Mr Naidu Katuri
- IMTUSO Representative
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