International Immersion and Internship Program (AY 2023-2024)

India – Malaysia, Report

International Relations, Ramapuram division and College of Science and Humanities was organized the International Immersion and Internship Program, India – Malaysia for UG students from 15th to 22nd October 2023. 

Students were sent off to Malaysia from Chennai International Airport on 15-10-2023 by the International Relations, Assistant Director, Ramapuram and HOD (i/c)/Biotechnology.

Day -1 (16-10-2023)  

  • Day 1 began with a visit to SERI WAWASAN BRIDGE in Putrajaya. Students engaged in an ice-breaking session to explore ministry buildings, the city, and form connections with team members.
  • After the ice-breaking session, students visited PUTRA MOSQUE for sightseeing and received explanations about the history, religious beliefs, and cultural practices.
  • In the evening, a seminar and dialogue session were arranged with Mr. Siralan Palanisamy, Head of Digital and Technology Unit, Competency Development Division, Ministry of Health, Malaysia. The session provided insights into Malaysian politics and practices, comparing and finding similarities with the students’ home country.

Day 2 (17-10-2023):

  • Day 2 commenced with a university visit to UNIVERSITY PUTRA MALAYSIA, a top 2 university in Malaysia. Students interacted with the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology Department, gaining exposure to the academic structure, principles, and practices of Malaysian education.
  • Personal interactions, networking opportunities, and a quick tour of the campus followed.
  • An industrial visit to SIRIM (Standards and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia) provided students with diverse knowledge about industries, their connections, and practical applications in developing countries.

Day 3 (18-10-2023)

  • The day began with an early industrial visit to BRIGHTWAY Holdings, the largest glove manufacturing company in Malaysia.
  • Students gained insights into industry trends, AI, Robotics in manufacturing, and cutting-edge technologies.
  • An industrial forum visit to Reskills Global Technologies, Malaysia, and a Business and Entrepreneurs forum dialogue session with KLSICCI provided exposure to diverse courses, technology trends, and opportunities in Malaysia.

Day 4 (19-10-2023):

  • The day started with an address by the President of the youth parliament, Mr. Danesh Basil, sharing his journey and the initiation of immersion programs in Malaysia.
  • A visit to The Parliament of Malaysia included networking lunch, discussions with parliament members, and a detailed understanding of the Malaysian parliamentary system.
  • Then the delegates were given a tour around the parliament by a team member of parliament, where the delegates were explained about every nook and corner of the parliament and how they work and also the delegates were given a real time experience inside the parliament for a short amount of time, where the delegates could experience the parliament members speaking in the parliament.

Day 5 (20-10-2023):

  • The day began with a visit to Asia Pacific University (APU) of Technology and Innovation, with insights from Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Ho Chim Kuan. Then the delegates were given a quick tour around the campus and they were hosted for a lunch at the campus for a great Malaysian delicacy.
  • University visit to Sunway University included addresses by the President, Pro Vice Chancellor, and Chairman of INDIA ASEAN Startup Summit 2023.
  • Students received advice from Punam Datin Mallinga Subramaniam and an interaction session on Sustainable Development Goals.

Day 6 (21-10-2023):

  • Students are explored Batu Caves, Genting Highlands, and Petronas Twin Tower, engaging in cultural experiences and shopping.
  • The day concluded with high dinner.

Day 7 (22-10-2023):

  • The final day involved certificate collection, a thank-you session, and students sharing their experiences.
  • Institute incharge Professors were awarded, and students visited Bank Negara for a museum experience on the country’s finance system.