SRM University was chosen not once, but twice by the UKs principal agency for education and cultural relations, The British Council, to host major IT and Computer Science missions. The first team visited SRM University’s Kattankulathur campus, while the second went to the Vadapalani campus. The visits included stimulating student lectures on contemporary topics in IT and Computer Science, and faculty discussions to determine complementarity and mutual interest, for research collaboration and student mobility programmes.
The team from 13 universities including Sussex, Surrey, Stirling, Newcastle, Heriot-Watt, Plymouth, Robert Gordon, Southampton Solent, Teeside, Coventry, Keele and Hertfordshire covered a wide range of topics from Cyber Security and Data Analytics to Networking and Internet of Things, among many others.
A fact not so well known is the UK’s competence in the field of IT. It is regarded as a powerhouse in IT and is still Europe’s top investment destination. Also, 4 of its Universities are in the top 20 in QS rankings for computer science engineering (Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial and Edinburgh), proving its reputation in this area.
India is the 2nd largest international job creator in UK and the 3rd largest investor overall. With India’s clout in the IT sector, the two countries are natural partners to address some of the contemporary challenges facing society by using IT as an enabler of socio-economic development. SRM’s growing partnership agenda with the UK makes it a prime mover of fostering greater person to person links in this sector.