Delegates from Anna University Come a Visiting

A delegation of seven from Anna University, Chennai, India, led by its Vice Chancellor Dr. P Mannar Jawahar, came a visiting for the first time to Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) on 19 January 2010 to identify common grounds and explore opportunities and avenues for collaboration.

Other delegates who accompanied the VC of the Indian university were Mrs. Jewelcy Jawahar (International Affairs Advisor and wife of the VC), Dr. K Shanmuga Sundaram (Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Personal Secretary to the VC), Prof. Dr. Krishnan Bhaskar (Director of Centre for International Affairs), Dr. V Murugesan (Director of Centre for Research), Dr. V Rhymend Uthariaraj (Ramanujan Computer Centre Director), and the VC's eldest son, Nishant Jawahar.

They met with UTAR President Ir. Prof. Dato' Dr. Chuah Hean Teik; Vice President (Internationalisation & Academic Development) Prof. Dr. Ewe Hong Tat; Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Assoc. Professor Dr. Wang Chan Chin; Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Dr. Ezra Morris Abraham Gnanamuthu; and Head of the Department of Internationalisation and Institutional Relations, Cheong Chew Seong at UTAR Petaling Jaya Campus

The meeting kicked off with Prof. Chuah welcoming the visitors to the University and introducing UTAR officials who were at the meeting to the visitors. Likewise, Dr Jawahar introduced himself and members of the delegation from Anna University after thanking UTAR for the reception.

The delegation was then shown a 10-minute video on the development of UTAR with highlights of some significant milestones and achievements of its community members. After that Dr. Jawahar orally gave the meeting an overview of Anna University,stressing its strength in engineering and technology education.

After a brief discussion, the meeting agreed that defining specific areas of collaboration and partnership between UTAR and Anna University could be made through correspondence between the universities thereafter.

The meeting ended with an exchange of souvenirs and a group photo taking session.

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