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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



 It is a special privilege and honour for me to welcome His Excellency Dr PallamRaju, Minister of Human Resource Development of India .  I wish to thank him for his presence amongst us with a high level delegation of very eminent persons. This event has a special historical significance for the Government and the people of Mauritius. The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Mauritius Research Council and the Indian Institute of Technology of Delhi  is  a distinct   testimony of the strong and deep rooted bonds of friendship between our two countries as well as a landmark event, opening numerous avenues of collaboration in the fields Higher Education,  Science and Technology. This is an exciting time for Higher Education in Mauritius, a time of impressive challenges, a time for decisive change and a time to broaden our horizons.I would like therefore, on behalf of the Government of Mauritius  to express our gratitude  to the Government of India  for assisting us in addressing the challenges and opening new horizons for our young people. During his visit to Mauritius,  Dr Abdul Kalam, former President of India  reminded us that  “ We have a common bond, not only people to people, above all the waves of the same Ocean embrace both of us.“ The new institution, will no doubt, in the years to come, stand as a model of excellence and distinction,  a common bond between our people and  our two countries.