In its eagerness to prepare its students to meet global standards, PSG Group of Institutions has broadened recently the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), based in Glasgow, Scotland.
According to a release, the new expanded MoU would facilitate exchange of both students and Faculty and collaborative projects in various areas like Textiles, Fashion, Biosciences, Health care, International collaboration and Joint research projects for both GCU and PSG in the future.
Over the past three years, nearly 100 students from PSG College of Technology, PSG Polytechnic College and PSG Institute of Technology and Applied Research have attended GCU’s Two-week Summer School programme.
Therefore, in order to continue and strengthen the association, the MoU was signed on behalf of Dr. P. Radhakrishnan, Director, PSG Institute of Advanced Studies and Dr. Jeanine Gregersen-Hermans, Vice Principal and Pro Vice-Chancellor International, GCU who headed a 4-member delegation.
When asked about the academic system of Scotland, Dr. Jaenine said that the academic system was student driven. “We teach our students the basic skills and often demand high level of independency and critical thinking, which will make them innovative”, she said.
She also appreciated the students of PSG stating “the students of PSG are highly qualified, intelligent and have good skills, which would be a way of learning for our students and also beneficial to them,” Dr. Jaenine said.
Dr. Martin Cullen, Associate Dean, School of Engineering and Built Environment, GCU, who is visiting PSG for the third time, says that Glasgow is a different city and its culture also different.
“Some of the students of PSG, who had visited our university in the past three years, are now joining the post-graduate courses. Although the educational subjects are the same, students find the system beneficial because of the unique approach that provides different forms of thinking,” Dr. Martin Cullen said.
“This has encouraged us to expand the operations to a wider level to bring in more students as well as members of the faculty, with mutual benefits,” said Cullen and added “Indian educational system and the students are very much aligned to our system, which makes it easier for us to transfer knowledge.”
Dr. R. Rudramoorthy, Principal, PSG Tech, Muralidhar Devarajan, Associate Dean, Dept., of Production Engineering, PSG Tech and Professor Stuart Baird, School of Health and Life Sciences, GCU were also present.