Posted: Friday, 14th October 2011
Student Textiles work at the Hollings Showcase 2011
TEXTILES expertise at the University is to be shared with India after a successful visit by a ministry delegation to Hollings.
The Department of Clothing Design and Technology hosted the high profile visit where a Memorandum of Understanding was signed.
The University has agreed to collaborate on the creation of research and development centres in India, the establishment of student and staff exchanges, and links with industry and short courses.
A statement for the Indian Government said: “The Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, has undertaken an initiative for development of the technical textiles sector in India and with that aim are visiting some of the renowned global research institutes and centres of excellence such as MMU.”
Dr Praburaj Venkatraman, senior lecturer in textile technology at Hollings, said: “Due to previous links formed with premier textile and clothing institutes in India such as PSG College of Technology, DKTE Society’s Textile and Engineering Institute, and Kumaraguru College of Technology, the Department of Clothing Design and Technology, at Hollings Faculty, has been recognised as an international leader for Clothing Design and Technology.”
The University was represented at the meeting by Professor Kevin Bonnett, deputy vice-chancellor, Colin Renfrew, pro-vice chancellor and dean of Hollings Faculty, Helen Rowe, head of department, Errim Mahmoud, director of MMU International, Jane Ledbury, MSc programme leader, DrPraburaj Venkatraman and Kate Leek, country manager for India.
The Memorandum was signed by Professor Renfrew and Mr. A B Joshi, Textile Commissioner.