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  24 February 2010

The signing of five Memoranda of Understanding between the WIETE and five academic institutions took place at the Conference Gala Banquet, held in Pattaya, Thailand, on Wednesday, 24 February 2010. The representatives of the signing institutions were: Prof. Kaliappan Manivannan who signed on behalf of two academic institutions in Tamil Nadu, India, that is VMKV Engineering College at Vinayaka Mission’s University in Salem and RMK Engineering College in Chennai; Prof. Slawomir Wiak, Dean, for the Faculty of Electrical, Electronic, Computer and Control Engineering at the Technical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland; Mr R. Srinivasan, Executive Director of KSR Group of Institutions, signed on behalf of K.S. Rangasamy College of Technology, Tiruchengode, India; and Prof. Promod Vohra, Dean, for the College of Engineering & Engineering Technology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, USA.

With the signing of these MoUs, the number of Partner Institutions has risen to 15 academic establishments, hence significantly strengthening the WIETE global network of engineering and technology education. The WIETE staff, members and associates cordially welcome the new Partner Institutions, and look forward to close collaboration for the benefit of the members of the WIETE network and its Partner Institutions.

After the signing of the MoUs, the signatories plus the two Vice-Presidents of the WIETE International Academic Advisory Committee, that is Prof. Harold P. Sjursen and Prof. Adiranayana Kalanidhi, as well as Dr Venkatachalam Rajendran, Director of Research and Development at KSR Group of Institutions, took part in an occasional photo session.

The picture shows (l-r): Prof. A. Kalanidhi, Dr V. Rajendran, Prof. S. Wiak, Prof. Z.J. Pudlowski,
Mr R. Srinivasan, Prof. P. Vohra, Prof. H.P. Sjursen and Prof. K. Manivannan.