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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

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‘Meeting the delegates of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Delhi’


 I met with the IIT- Delhi delegation headed by Professor M. Balakrishan in view of setting up, an IIT like Institution in Mauritius. The delegation has taken stock of the development in tertiary education in Mauritius and have considered the possibility of setting up a research-based engineering education institution based on the IIT model in Mauritius in collaboration with TEC and the University of Mauritius. IIT Delhi has agreed to continue discussion for the implementation for the project. It is expected that the first phase of the project involving research programmes be initiated in July 2013.

‘Visit from the Embassy of the United States of America’

 I met with Ms. Vanessa Harper, Public Affairs Officer and Elizabeth Khuse, Consular Officer both from the Embassy of the United States of America. The aim of the visit was to discuss areas of collaboration in the Tertiary Education between my ministry and the US Embassy for student exchange, inter university linkages and staff exchanges.