International Tie-ups



Latest International Tie-Ups for Academic Collaborations by SCMS Group of Educational Institutions


SCMS and Lincoln University College, Malaysia have signed a MoU on 28/07/18 at Lincoln University College, Malaysia campus for starting collaborative programmes.















MoU was signed between Prof. Pramod P Thevannoor, Vice Chairman, SCMS and Dr. Amiya Bhaumik, Vice Chancellor, Lincoln University College. Areas of cooperation agreed in the discussion were, Opportunities for PGDM students from SCMS to obtain additional MBA degree from Lincoln University College, Joint PhD programmes, opportunities for students enrolling in Corporate PGDM programmes at SCMS to complete their final semester at Lincoln University College. Both institutions have also agreed to explore the possibilities of joint research in Bio-Fuel, Robotics and Internet of Things.

SCMS Team lead by Prof. Pramod P Thevannoor, Vice Chairman SCMS and Dr. Varun G Menon , AProf. SSET and Head International Relations was in Ho Chi Minh City , Vietnam.















SCMS Team lead by Prof. Pramod P Thevannoor, Vice Chairman SCMS and Dr. Varun G Menon , AProf. SSET and Head International Relations was in Ho Chi Minh City , Vietnam. Here they have entered into MoU with two Universities. 1. SCMS has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics & Finance (UEF) on 26/07/18 at UEF , Ho Chi Minh City campus for starting collaborative programmes. MoU was signed between Prof. Pramod P Thevannoor, Vice Chairman SCMS and Dr. Bruce Loc Do, Director, Institute of International Education, UEF. Four areas of cooperation discussed and agreed upon were - Student Exchange, Faculty Exchange, Short-term Cultural Exchange Trip, Accreditation support from SCMS Group. Students from SCMS PGDM course will have the opportunity to do their projects at UEF.

SCMS Group entered into agreement with FPT University , Vietnam for joint research and student exchange















A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Prof. Tran Ngoc Tuan, Rector, FPT University and Prof. Pramod P. Thevannoor, Vice Chairman, SCMS Group. Both Institutions agreed to cooperate on student and faculty exchange , research collaborations and joint research publications. This will open opportunities for students from Vietnam to do their projects in SCMS campus. Major areas of Research collaborations identified are Software Engineering, Management and Information Technology. FPT University is the first university in Vietnam established by an enterprise. Currently we are training 18,000 students in different programs. FPT University was shortlisted into 17% of the best universities in Asia and was ranked as 2nd best Private University in Vietnam in January, 2017.

SCMS Group of Institutions, Cochin, India signed a MoU with Daffodil International University (DIU), Dhaka, Bangladesh on 25.7.2018.















In a MoU signing ceremony held at Daffodil International University (DIU), Dhaka, Bangladesh , Mou was signed by Prof. Dr. Yousuf Mahbubul Islam, Vice Chancellor, Daffodil International University (DIU) and Prof. Pramod P Thevannoor, Vice Chairman, SCMS Group of Institutions. MoU signing was followed by discussions on possible collaborative programmes between the two institutions. Short term internship opportunities at SCMS, India for students from DIU was a major topic of discussion. SCMS Team consisting of Prof. Pramod P Thevannoor, Vice Chairman , and Dr. Varun G Menon , AProf. and Head of International Relations, also met delegates from Japan University of Economics , Japan who were visiting Dhaka for a similar MoU. Both the delegations discussed on possible collaborations in future.

Sl.No University Country Address Purpose MoU Signed
1 Vrije Universiteit Brussel
SCMS School of Engineering & Technology
Belgium Boulevard de la Plaine 2, 1050 Ixelles, Belgium Academic Exchange Programs, Research Collaboration 02/06/17
2 Shimane University
SCMS School of Engineering & Technology
Japan 1060 Nishikawatsucho Matsue, Shimane Prefecture 690-8504, Japan Academic Student Internships
3 Furtwangen University
SCMS School of Engineering & Technology
Germany Robert-Gerwig-Platz 1, 78120 Furtwangen im Schwarzwald, Germany Academic Exchange Programs, Research Collaboration 22/10/15
4 Nivus GmbH
SCMS School of Engineering & Technology
Germany Im Taele 2, Eppingen , 75031 Germany Research Collaboration Instruments Training, 04/09/15
5 Sewerin GmbH
SCMS School of Engineering & Technology
Germany Robert-Bosch-Straße 3, 33334 Gütersloh, Germany Research,Collaboration Instruments Training, 04/09/15
6 University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten
SCMS School of Engineering & Technology
Germany Doggenriedstraße, 88250 Weingarten, Germany Student and Faculty Exchange Programs, Development of Centre of Excellence in Water Technology 10/12/10
7 Wilmington University
SCMS School of Engineering & Technology
USA 320 N Dupont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720, USA Student and Faculty Exchange Programs

Indo German Centre For Water Technology

Under the auspices of the Indo German Centre for Water Technology and Management at SCMS two brain storming sessions were held to identify the local issues in regard to drinking water availability and supply.

Prof.P.C.Pillai, Group Director, SCMS Group, presided over the first meeting convened by Dr.C.K.Rajan, Professor and Chair-in-charge of Climatic and Environmental Changes, on January 23. Dr. Johannes Fritsch, University of Applied Sciences, Weingarten, Germany, who is heading the project, made a presentation on the scope of the project to the invitees and a detailed discussion ensued. Smt. Jolly Thomas, Executive Engineer, State Referral Institute of Water Quality, Kerala Water Authority, Shri.S.Jayathilakan, former Chairman, Kerala State Productivity Council, Dr.M.P.Sukumaran Nair, Director, Centre for Green Technology and Management, Shri. Satish K. Prabhu, Chief Manager-Innovation, Skyline Foundations & Structures, Shri P.K. Abdul Salim, MD, Flik Water Purifier System, Prof.T.V.Jacob, former Chief Engineer, Kerala Water Authority, Dr.Ravi Divakaran , Professor of Chemistry, Toc H Institute of Science and Technology, Prof.K.J.Paulose, and Prof.Sreekumar B.Pillai participated in the discussions.

Closer Partnership With Ravensburg-Weingarten University

A delegation from Ravensburg-Weingarten University of Applied Sciences, Germany, was in SCMS-COCHIN on January 30 and 31 to discuss and finalise a closer partnership between the two institutions. The delegation was headed by Prof. (Dr.) Eberhard Hohl, Head-MBA Programme and Director of International Affairs and Prof. Bernd Platzek, Director of Executive Programmes. Mr.Michael Kempf, Founder & CEO, MKS Software and Mr.Markus Folz, HR Manager, Rafi GmbH & Co. KG were the industry representatives in the delegation in addition to six MBA students.

Dr.G.P.C.Nayar, Chairman, SCMS Group and Prof.Pradeep P. Thevannoor, Vice Chairman, signed the partnership agreement on behalf of SCMS Group and Prof. (Dr.) Eberhard Hohl, and Prof.Bernd Platzek signed on behalf of the University.

Partnering with the University, SCMS School of International Studies will be conducting a unique international MBA programme that suits to the requirements of the modern changing world and the aspirations of the younger generation. The novel programme in International Business Management designed by the Ravensburg-Weingarten University is targeting on engineering graduates.

The programme is of 18 months duration and will be completed in four phases. During the first and second phases the students will learn at SCMS and Ravensburg-Weingarten University. In the third and fourth phases the students will undergo an internship programme in a good company in Germany and will be involved in the planning, implementation, documentation and presentation of business research projects. The lectures will be in English. However, the students will get German language and culture courses as well. The internship phase is the most interesting part of this new academic programme which provides sufficient opportunities for the students to get on-the-job experience in management.

The MBA programme qualifies engineering graduates in areas like business administration, marketing, purchasing, production and logistics. They will get specialization in management and leadership tasks that involve project management, innovation, product development, production management, supply chain management, business process management, IT management and many more.

SCMS-COCHIN is already an international partner of Ravensburg-Weingarten University. Dr. Johannes Fritsch, a specialist in advanced membrane technology for water treatment, from the University is already stationed in our campus heading an international collaborative project. Jerome Schneider, an MBA student of the University is also in the campus. With the new partnership agreement SCMS has also become a part of an International University Network having partners in South Africa, the USA and Europe.