General information

Advantages of Student Exchange Program

Living in any new country is likely to broaden the mind. Experiencing new cultures, interacting with those with a background different from your own, seeing a different way of life, and experiencing the way other peoples do things is generally a positive, enhancing experience

In this respect, “Student Exchange “ programme can build confidence, equip the student with the resourcefulness needed to be self-sufficient in a foreign country.

About India

India is a subcontinent located in South of Asian continent. It is considered a subcontinent because it covers an expansive area of land that includes the Himalayan region in the north, the Gangetic Plain as well as the plateau region in the south. India lies to the north of the equator between 6° 44′ and 35° 30′ north latitude and 68° 7′ and 97° 25′ east longitude. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world.

It is surrounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the south-west, and the Bay of Bengal on the south-east. It shares land borders with Pakistan to the west, China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the north-east and Burma and Bangladesh to the east.

Indian Cultural Diversity

Indian culture is one of the oldest. In India, there is an amazing diversity in culture. The South, North, and Northeast have their own distinct cultures and almost every state has its own culture. There is hardly any culture in the world that is as varied and unique as India’s. India is a vast country with a variety of geographical features and climatic conditions. India, a place of infinite variety, is fascinating with its ancient and complex culture, dazzling contrasts and breathtaking physical beauty.

India is probably the only country in the world where people belonging to different religions, castes and creeds, speaking different languages, having different cultures, different modes of living, different clothing, different feeding habits, worshiping different gods and deity live together in harmony and believe to be the children of one nation, INDIA.

Linguistic Diversity

People speak different languages in different part of the country. Hindi, Urdu ,Punjabi ,Oriya, Rajasthani ,Sanskrit ,Bengali, Gujarati, Manipuri , Assamese , Marathi , Konkani , Kannada ,Tamil and Malayalam are spoken in various parts of the country along with English for interstate Communication and for higher studies.

Geographical Diversity

India is a vast country with great diversity of physical features. Certain parts in India are so fertile that they are counted amongst the most fertile regions of the world while other are so unproductive and barren that hardly anything can be grown there.

Costumes & food

There is diversity in the clothing and food habits . Clothing depends upon the climate, physical feature & traditions of the respective regions. There is diversity in the foods habits too, due to climatic conditions crops and other geographical factors

Government

India is a federal country, with 29 states and 7 Union Territories. Laws can be made separately at different levels, by the Union Government (Federal Government) for the entire country and by the State Governments for their respective states.

The Constitution of India is the supreme law of India. The Constitution of India is federal in nature. Each state and each Union territory of India has its own government. At the national level, the head of government, Prime Minister, is elected by the members of Lok Sabha, lower house of the parliament of India. All members of Lok Sabha except two, who are nominated by president of India, are directly elected through general elections which take place every five years. Members of Rajya Sabha, upper house of Indian parliament, are elected by elected members of the legislative assemblies of states and Electoral college for Union Territories of India.

Economy of INDIA

The India economy is the third largest economy in the world in terms of purchasing power parity. The country is one of the G-20 major economies and a member of BRICS. India is the 19th-largest exporter and the 10th-largest importer in the world. The competitive advantages of India is similar to that China of cost effective labour

Education system

Children study in the system of 10+2 years of schooling where the last 2 years are in the subjects related to their interest and the first 10 years being common to all. After schooling students branch to Arts & Science, Commerce, Engineering, Medicine etc for higher education in the colleges, the duration of the course varies between 3 to 5 years depending on the course and get a University Degree.

After completing the degree, majority of the people prefer employment and a few continue for post- graduate degree and research. There are a good number of Colleges and Universities in India offering education in Arts &Science, Commerce, Engineering, Medicines etc

About Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu is one of the 29 states of India. Its capital is Chennai (formerly known as Madras), the largest city of the state. Tamil Nadu lies in the southernmost part of the Indian Peninsula and is bordered by the union territory of Puducherry and the states of Kerala, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh. It is bounded by the Eastern Ghats on the north, by the Nilgiri, the Anamalai Hills, and Kerala on the west, by the Bay of Bengal in the east, by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait on the southeast, and by the Indian Ocean on the south.

Tamil Nadu is the eleventh largest state in India by area and the sixth most populous state in India. The state was ranked sixth among states in India according to the Human Development Index in 2011. It is the second largest state economy in India. The state has the highest number (10.56 per cent) of business enterprises and stands second in total employment (9.97 per cent) in India, compared to the population share of about 6 per cent. In a report of 2013 , Tamil Nadu was ranked as the third most developed state in India based on a “Multidimensional Development Index”.

Tamil Nadu is the home to many natural resources, classical arts, classical music, classical literature, Hindu temples of Dravidian architecture, hill stations, beach resorts and multi-religious pilgrimage sites.

About Coimbatore

Coimbatore, is the second largest city after Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu. It has a metropolitan population of over 1.5 million. It is known as one of the fastest growing Tier-II cities of India.

Coimbatore is situated in the west of Tamil Nadu, bordering the state of Kerala. It is surrounded by the Western Ghats mountain range on the West and North, with reserve forests and the (Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve) on the northern side.

It is an important Textile, Industrial, Commercial, Educational, Information technology, and manufacturing hub of Tamil. Coimbator also has many hospitals. Coimbatore has a pleasant, climate . The city has a tropical wet and dry climate, with the wet season being from October to December due to the northeast monsoon. Coimbatore is located at an elevation of about 411 meters. The mean maximum and minimum temperatures varies between 35 °C (95 °F) and 18 °C (64 °F). highest temperature ever recorded is 41 °C (106 °F) and lowest is 12 °C (54 °F).

The city is served by the Coimbatore International Airport at Peelamedu about 5 kms from PSG College of Technology. The Coimbatore International Airport caters to domestic flights to major Indian cities in India international flights to Sharjah and Singapore. Coimbatore is well connected to all major Indian cities by road and rail.

Accomodation

PSG Institutions provide accommodation to all the exchange students (for both men and women) in the respective hostels.