A Desh-Videsh scheme for teaching faculty of SASTRA was launched by N Chandrasekaran, chief executive officer and managing director of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Monday.
R Sethuraman, vice-chancellor of SASTRA, was present during the inauguration. Under the scheme, teaching faculty of SASTRA will be selected to visit foreign universities or research labs for a period of four to 12 weeks.
The University will sponsor the visit of the selected faculty members who will explore collaborations with the host university and also bring back the best practices that can be replicated at SASTRA.
The faculty will also share the best practices followed at SASTRA with the host university.
The first batch of faculty members, V Badrinath, R John Bosco Balaguru, K Ramkumar, S Venkatesh, V Muthubalan, M Sridharan and V Ponnusamy will be visiting the universities including Georgia Institute of Technology USA, University of Cologne, Germany, University of Barcelona, Spain, University of Bologna, Italy, and University of Windsor, Canada, an official release said.