The five member top management team of the Faculty of Engineering visited to the Rice University on 2nd June 2018. This was coordinated by Dr. R. Thevamaran. This visit was also supported by the Care for Education at Houston. It was excellent discussion with the Associate Vice-Provost starting with breakfast. Excellent discussions on overall management, concept of curriculum and focus of this University. The Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen (OEDK), which is basically function for designing-prototyping and deploying, was very attractive on giving hands on experience for the students. Also helping to take the projects to the commercial level. Further few very expensive higher level research equipment were observed. Especially it was discussed that how they were managed for better utilization to do research and development for the real benefits.
The team of top management of the Faculty of Engineering visited to the University of Texas A&M. This was coordinated by Professor C. Sriskandarajah and the visit was on 1st June 2017. This visit was also supported by the Care for Education at Houston. It was good to know the curriculum is designed to give common (two-three semesters) and (six-five semesters) on specialization and their concept on designing the curriculum for different degree programs. Further how they manage the large students’ population in teaching and learning process. The team spent the whole day till late hours by visiting many laboratories, offices, modern class room setups, students’ canteen and discussion places and other landscaping areas etc.