The International Medical and Technological University (IMTU) is a private university established in 1995 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.