A 14 member delegation from universities in the USA visited Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore Campus, on March 19, 2018, as part of the Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators (FN-IEA) Program.
The delegation met with the key administrators from School of Engineering. Dr. Sasangan Ramanathan, Dean, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore, gave an insight on the engineering programs and Manoj P., Chairperson, Amrita School of Business, Bengaluru, gave a brief on student exchange programs and research collaborations. They also interacted with Prof. C. Parameswaran, Director, Corporate & Industry Relations (CIR) and all the heads of departments from the School of Engineering. The event was coordinated by the ACIP team at Coimbatore along with the team from Amritapuri. The delegation was very impressed with the Live-in-Labs® programs and the importance given to integrating humanities and engineering.
The FN-IEA Program provides opportunities for U.S. university administrators to meet with representatives of Indian universities and other private-sector agencies to understand the Indian higher education system, familiarize themselves with courses offered in India, research capability, quality assurance procedures and evaluation patterns. The participants are on a visit to various kinds of institutions (central universities, affiliated colleges, and non-governmental organizations) and meet with higher education administrators, faculty, students and policy planners to learn about policies, planning, and administration of higher education in India.