IIT Madras Zanzibar Admission Not Through JEE


Starting 2023, the IIT Madras Zanzibar (Tanzania) is proposed as a world-class institution serving the educational and research needs in the East African region. It is a unique partnership between the Governments of India and Zanzibar, and IIT Madras. IIT Madras Zanzibar Screening Test IITMZST 2023

IITMZ starts with offering a 4-year Bachelor of Science (BS) in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (DSAI).

Important to note that admissions are open to students from across the globe and it is NOT mandatory to have studied science subjects in qualifying examination – there is NO subjects restriction.

Intake: 50 seats

Selection process: The selection of candidates for admission involves a three-stage process.

In Stage 1, all the applications are assessed on the basis of the information provided by the applicant, such as previous academic performance, and curricular or co-curricular achievements. No candidate will be eliminated in this round unless his/her application is incomplete or the candidate does not meet the minimum eligibility criteria.

In Stage 2, all candidates whose applications are found to be complete are eligible to appear for the screening test (IITMZST 2023).

Candidates shortlisted based on their performance in Stage 1 and Stage 2, will appear in an interview which constitutes Stage 3.

Key dates

Application last date: 5 Aug 2023

Date of screening test: 3 Sep 2023

Exam date clash: Please note that the IITMZST test date clashes with the date for NDA-Exam-II.


A) Open to students across the globe who satisfy the minimum eligibility criteria.

B) It is expected that candidates have basic proficiency in English.

C) Candidate should have passed one of the following exams:

- Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (Form VI) with 3 principal passes in natural sciences.

- Final examination of the 10+2 system or two-year Pre-University, conducted by any recognized Central/ Indian State Board (CBSE etc.)

- General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) Level.

- High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate office, Geneva.

- Any Public School/Board/University examination in India or in any foreign country recognized as equivalent to 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

D) Age limit: The candidate must have passed Class XII (or equivalent) in the last 3 years. That means, candidates who have completed the qualifying exam prior to 2020 are not eligible.

Check IITMZST for complete details about test pattern, test centres, brochure and other details.




-- MEP News Bureau