History of Arba Minch University
In 1997, it got restructured as Arba Minch Technology Institute (AMiT), and soon three BSc degree programs were added i.e. Civil, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering.
In 2001, Meteorology Department was established to provide diploma and PG degrees. Subsequently, Computer Science and Information Technology & Architecture were added.
In 2002, AMiT rolled in PG programs in Hydraulics & Hydropower & Irrigation Engineering. Additional programs i.e. Hydrology & Water Resource and Meteorology were introduced in 2004-5.
In 2002-3, the School of Graduate Studies came into being, that later launched MSc in Electrical Power Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering and Water Supply and Environmental Engineering.
Till 1993, AMiT was governed by Water Resource Commission and then came under the umbrella of Ministry of Education (MoE). Following nation’s development plan to produce qualified manpower, AMiT was scaled up to the level of university as Arba Minch University in 2004. Since its establishment, AMU has achieved several milestones and with its maiden PhD program in Irrigation & Drainage Engineering in 2006 EC (2013-14), it has taken a quantum leap towards excellence.
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Dr Damtew Darza heads the University along with four Vice Presidents holding different portfolios.
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