India's prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institutes of Managements (IIMs) could mark their international debut with the government considering a proposal to set up one such institution in Qatar.
To take this proposal forward, HRD Minister M M Pallam Raju is expected to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday.
Qatar has attracted some of the prestigious international campuses and requested Indian government to set up elite institutes such as IIT and IIM there, sources said.
They said Qatar made a fresh request in this regard during the recent visit of Finance Minister P Chidambramam to that country.
During the meeting, the PM is also slated to review progress of some of the new IIT campuses in the country, they said.