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Clemson will globalize its presence through a collaboration with India's PSG College of Technology. (FOX Carolina/ 7/19/2016) Clemson will globalize its presence through a collaboration with India's PSG College of Technology. (FOX Carolina/ 7/19/2016)
Clemson will globalize its presence through a collaboration with India's PSG College of Technology. (FOX Carolina/ 7/19/2016) Clemson will globalize its presence through a collaboration with India's PSG College of Technology. (FOX Carolina/ 7/19/2016)
CLEMSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Clemson will globalize its presence through a collaboration with India's PSG College of Technology.

Ratan Tata, often coined as India's father of modern industry, is funding fellowships to pay for five Indian students from PSG College of Technology to pursue automotive engineering degrees at Clemson University, beginning this upcoming fall semester.

Tata received an honorary Ph.D. in automotive engineering from Clemson last year and enjoyed the program so much that he agreed to fund the fellowships through Tata Trusts, the nonprofit charity organization where he serves as chairman.

Fellowship recipients will study to receive a master's or doctoral degree at Clemson's Department of Automotive Engineering with the help of $26,500 a year toward tuition, books, housing and other expenses.

Clemson University President James P. Clements said the fellowship collaboration with PSG College of Technology was a vital step in expanding the university's global reach.

“As a top public university, we want to engage in the most meaningful research and offer a highly relevant educational experience," said Clements. "Much of the 21st century growth will be in India and other fast-rising nations. This collaboration and others that stem from it will make students in both nations more competitive.”

Tata shared that investing in education is not only a legacy endorsed by Tata Trusts, but one of the organization's philosophies, as well. Tata believes that the collaboration will be mutually beneficial for both schools.

“This partnership with Clemson University promises to benefit both our countries and prepare professionals who are passionate about automotive engineering to offer their expertise to Indian industry,” Tata said.

Clemson officials said that the collaboration is part of efforts to establish connections between Clemson and fast-growing parts of the world, such as India.

This week, Subramanyan Neelakrishnan, head of the Department of Automobile Engineering at PSG College of Technology, will be visiting the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research to discuss details of the Clemson-PSG College of Technology collaboration.

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