We don’t just give students an education and experiences that set them up for success in a career. We help them succeed in their career—to discover a field they’re passionate about and dare to lead it.
Since the time in 1997 Vignan Educational Foundation of Bangalore, India opened the first private medical university in Tanzania the International Medical and Technological University (IMTU) continued to evolve its operations as a dynamic entrepreneurial organization. Over the past 22 years hundreds of students from Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Oman, Australia, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka have graduated from IMTU, and are providing medical, allied health services to citizens in their respective counties and across the world.
The International Medical and Technological University (IMTU) is a private university established in 1997 by the Vignan Educational Foundation (VEF) to promote the spirit of South-South cooperation. The VEF of Bangalore moved with establishing the university in Tanzania at the behest of the Late Mwalimu Julius K Nyerere, the First President of the country.
IMTU was inaugurated by Shri. I.K. Gujral, then the Honorable Prime Minister of India on September 17, 1997. IMTU was visited by His Excellency Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalaam, then the President of India in 2005 during his official visit to Tanzania.
I wish to welcome all staff and students to our new International Medical and Technological University (IMTU) website. I congratulate all of you for choosing IMTU to pursue your Education. ‘Education has no end’ and this website is another milestone at IMTU and a great opportunity for continuing e-learning for both staff and students in addition to the library and ICT laboratory.
We thank Al Mighty God that IMTU has continued working hard to implement restructuring and addressing the deficiencies raised by TCU. These deficiencies mainly included academic staff shortages and lack of governance tools. The governance tools are now complete and awaiting for approval by the IMTU Council. The staff recruitment effort to address staff shortages has been intensified and it seems it will not be a problem anymore at IMTU.
Finally, I wish to thank the Founder, Honorable, Mr. Katuri Subba Rao and all IMTU staff who have endured through the challenges faced by the University in the last five years. In spite of lack of admissions and recent transfer of our remaining students, construction of new facilities, renovation and keeping a clean and attractive campus has continued at IMTU.
With these few remarks may I welcome you all to our beautiful campus and wish you the very best.
Prof. Kagoma S. Mnyika MD, MSc, PhD