The International Medical and Technological University (IMTU), established by Vignan Educational Foundation (VEF) of Bangalore, India, was the first private medical university in Tanzania. At the invitation of Late Mwalimu Julius K Nyerere, the First President of Tanzania the VEF moved to Tanzania with its resources to build IMTU. The University which was inaugurated by Shri. I.K. Gujral, then the Honorable Prime Minister of India on September 17, 1997.
Students with significant majority Tanzanians along with students from other parts of the world, live, learn and play in the sprawling University campus, located in Dar es Salaam. To date more than 1400 medical doctors and several hundreds of allied health professionals have graduated from the IMTU and are practicing in communities across Tanzania and other countries world.
|SL.No||PROGRAM||NUMBER OF GRADUATES
2001 TO 2018
|5||DIPLOMA / CERT IN NURSING||170|
A NOTE OF SIGNIFICANCE: LARGE PERCENTAGE OF DISTRICT MEDICAL OFFICERS (DMO’s) CURRENTLY SERVING IN TANZANIA GRADUATED FROM THE INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (IMTU).
IMTU has qualified teaching faculty and required admin/support staff, which cater for the various professional courses in Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences. Most of the faculty has minimum master degrees while several of them also have advanced post graduate credentials including Master of Medicine (M. Med), Advanced Diplomas in super specialties and PhD.
IMTU graduates were consistently rated high in medical/healthcare organizations and are recognized for their exceptional performance by the “Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC)“. Majority of IMTU students qualify for loans, sponsorships and scholarships from both government and private sector organizations.