International Relations

Overview

DR. MGR Deemed University is a trendsetter in the sphere of deemed universities for setting high standards of education, exciting opportunities and excellent placement. In order to retain its national image in the educational sphere, the University has commenced an initiative for its students. This enables the students to pursue their course outside the University and also get exposure to intercultural environment.

As part of this initiative students are free to choose a minimum of two courses in a foreign university during a semester. It is also mandatory for them to choose a research topic and complete the project report and present the findings to the foreign university. The assessment provided by the foreign faculty will be added to their course credits for the award of the degree.

The advantages of this approach are;

  • Opportunity to work in an intercultural environment
  • Opportunity to work with a faculty in a foreign university
  • Provides a launch pad for future research
  • Develop personality, imbibe research and documentation skills

Vision

Exploration gives birth to ideologies, ideologies turn into innovations, innovations made today make a better future and a comfortable life today. Our vision is to engage students in International Programs and sophisticate them with different paradigm thought processes.

Mission

  • Our Mission is to reach out the corners of the World and get the most for our students to explore and learn in their field.
  • We wish to bring eminent personalities from across the Globe to interact with our students as it would inspire them with ideas for their capstone project.
  • We target to Facilitate Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) between our University and internationally renowned institutes of excellence.

Objectives

 

  • Implement the Summer School, Winter School, Semester Abroad programme and twinning program .
  • Facilitate Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) Between MGR and Internationally Renowned Institutes of Excellence.
  • Coordinate research visits of graduate students for their project.
  • Develop Bilateral Programmes Facilitating Exchange of Academic faculty abroad programs.
  • Establish centre of Excellence by identifying focused area of research which are beneficial to both India and the host country.
  • To evolve knowledge management repository which will aid as a reference for both students and faculty.

Eligibility

B.Tech , M.Tech Students and Research scholars

*Students belonging to First year will not be eligible

Marks/CGPA consideration

  • The student should have secured a minimum of 80% or CGPA of 8 in a 10 point scale
  • The students should have cleared all the papers in the first attempt

Language and other consideration

  • Passport issued by the Government of India or the host country in case of foreign students
  • GRE, TOEFL requirements based on the individual university requirements

Selection Methodology

  • Workshop will be held every quarter indicating the possible opportunities
  • Students should fill an online application
  • Screening of applications will be carried out by the office of students outreach program
  • Shortlisted students will be called for counseling along with their parents/guardian
  • Decision on fellowship will be made

Faculty Exchange Program

The purpose of this program is to match faculty members from Dr.M.G.R Educational and Research Institute will collaborate with a foreign university in the partial design and teaching of a course. Each faculty will be permitted to travel to the partner institution for 2 months during December/May of each year. Dr.M.G.R Educational and Research Institute will workout the modalities towards travel and logistics.

Expected Results

Opportunity to interact with international faculty members, promote international curricula, promote joint teaching programs, integrate activities with students from universities in different countries, open doors to possibilities for future collaborations.

Requirements

 

  • Faculty should be working fulltime in the University for a minimum period of 3 years

  • Faculty who have on their own interacted with the foreign university can submit their details through the online application

  • Office of faculty exchange program will invite faculty to fill the application during September and December of each year

What is expected from participants?

Before Visit

 

  • A potential match is introduced to faculty member. Both participants are expected to establish communication to have an initial conversation.

  • After match is confirmed, faculty members are expected to establish communication to brainstorm and agree on the different activities planned for the one-week visit. A planning activity document should be prepared by Dr.M.G.R Educational and Research Institute faculty and sent to the office of faculty exchange program

  • Based on the feedback from the foreign faculty decision will be made by Dr.M.G.R Educational and Research Institute

After Visit:

  • Faculty are expected to share the evaluation survey with their own students

  • Report should be sent to the office of faculty exchange program

  • Office of faculty exchange will build a knowledge base on the subject taught at the foreign university