Two prominent Chennai-based engineering institutions are now IET Academic Affiliates.
This status helps colleges and universities in India to raise their profile and earn a reputation for giving students and staff unrivalled access to essential knowledge and links to key industry stakeholders globally.
The Dr MGR Educational and Research Institute strives to be a centre of excellence for quality education and research in the fields of engineering technology, medicine, dentistry and science and humanities. The university’s president, A C S Arun Kumar, believes that this association ties in well with the mission of the university, which is to mould students into job creators rather than job seekers. “We are happy to be an IET Academic Affiliate and consider it recognition of high academic performance in engineering education. This association will strengthen our relationship with industry,” he says.
KCG College of Technology believes in providing an environment that is conducive to turning students into well-rounded professionals, sensitive to the needs of the community. “KCG College of Technology strived to attain the status as the IET is one of the world’s leading and renowned professional societies.” “The IET facilitates regional networking and professional events, which is an ideal platform for exchange of ideas. Lectures and conferences initiated by the IET provide access to essential knowledge resources. We look forward to strengthening this association with the IET and thereby engaging better with the engineering and technology community,” says Annie Jacob, the college’s Director.