Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute at Maduravoyal in Chennai has signed an agreement with the U.K.-based University of Sunderland, to offer two post-graduate programmes.
The courses, Information Technology Management and Information Systems Engineering, are scheduled to begin in February 2007.
The duration of the programmes is 14 months, divided into three semesters.
Students have the option of doing the entire course in India or taking up the final semester in the U.K. Successful students will be awarded a postgraduate degree in engineering from the University of Sunderland.
Norman Parrington, Dean of the School of Computing in University of Sunderland, and Nidhi Kapur, India Regional Director recently visited the MGR Institute to meet its Chancellor, A. C. Shanmugam.
S. Jayachandran, vice-president-Marketing, Sally Thermo Plastics, gave a lecture on marketing strategies for management students of Pratyusha Engineering College. He spoke on how to market themselves to the employer, developing good body language, dress sense and developing good key expressions which will express clearly to the employer.
He showed how students could develop good communication skills and be good listeners and concentrate on what the interviewer says. His advice to students: assess yourself and develop areas where there is a lacuna. Finally, he gave them tips on facing interviews.
A seminar on Nanotechnology was organised jointly by the Hindustan College of Engineering (HCE), Padur, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Educational Society Chapter at the college on November 13 and 14.
It was inaugurated by A.V. Ramanujam, Director, Anabond Essex India. Ashok Verghese, Joint Director presided over the function.
Technical presentations were made by academicians and scientists from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, the University of Madras and IGCAR, Kalpakkam, on topics such as nanostructured thin films, nanoelectronics, nanofluids, nano-structure coating, nanocrystalline ceramics, ion-beam synthesis and defect study and emerging frontiers in nanoscience and nanotechnology, according to R. Devanathan, Dean (Electrical Sciences).
About 70 participants from different colleges participated.
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