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Dr Jeetah was elected Member of the National Assembly in December 2003 for the first time for Constituency No.7 (Piton/Rivière du Rempart), and remained so until April 2005. Dr Jeetah was re-elected as: • Member of the National Assembly for Constituency No.11 (Vieux Grand Port-Rose Belle), in 2005 and became Minister of Industry, Small and Medium Enterprises, Commerce & Cooperatives (2005 to 2008).He became Minister of Health & Quality of Life (2008 to 2010). • Member of the National Assembly for Constituency No.10 (Montagne Blanche- GRSE)in 2010 and became Minister of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology till 2014. Education and Qualifications: a. University of Cambridge (2002 -2003) - ACU Research Fellowship b. University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) (1984-1993) • BSc (Hons) – Textile Technology • PhD – Textile Technology

A new public university in 2012: ‘Université de Mascareignes’ - This new university will be a merger of two existing institutions namely ‘Institut Superieur de Technologie’ (IST) & Swami Dayanand Institute of Management (SDIM).

Convocational Ceremony

I extend my heartiest congratulations to the management of D.A.V Degree College for organising, under the aegis of the Arya Sabha Mauritius, the Convocational Ceremony of the College.I welcome the Guest of Honour, Prof Ramprakash, Member of the Rajya sabha (upper House) India, who was amongst us that day. It was a pleasure to note that the D.A.V Degree College in Mauritius is managed by an excellent team, and is offering Tertiary programmes awarded by the Kurukshetra University, India. I thank the Arya Sabha, Mauritius for inviting me and I extend my sincere felicitations to the president and Members of the Sabha, to the D.A.V College and its faculty members, to students and to all who were present here on that occasion. I am confident that education would continue to be a part of their lives as they seek to upgrade their skills, acquire new knowledge and improve their career and standard of living.

‘Launching of the SET WEEK 2011’


I proceeded to the launching of the 3rd Edition of Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) Week 2011 at the Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre.  The SET Week was first held as a SADC event in October 2009, in line with the Protocol on Science, Technology and Innovation which is the main instrument for the SADC Region to encourage and promote science, engineering and technology as a cross-cutting sector for sustainable development and welfare. Following the success of the first SADC SET Week, Government decided to organize a National SET Week on an annual basis to provide a forum for exchanges on matters related to science, engineering and technology. I wish to thank all the Ministries, organisations and institutions for their contribution to this important event.