International Network of Knowledge is spin off of Kumaraguru College of Technology (KCT) aiming towards providing international activities to institutions. INK was initiated by Shri Shankar Vanavarayar who is the President of KCT and Executive Director of Sakthi Auto Motors. From his experiences and knowledge by serving as the Co-Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) Higher Education Committee and international exposure by pursuing two Masters in UK, he initiated “Global Partnerships Program” in KCT aiming to internationalize KCT in academics, extra curricular activities and entrepreneurial programs. Aravinth Palaniswamy (Germany), Manu Sasidharan (UK) and Mohamed Ibrahim (Singapore) who are the alumni of KCT working in various countries were appointed as Global Partnerships Managers of KCT. After few months, from the experiences of the program, the team realized that there is a huge potential in Institutions especially in India for internationalization. Global Knowledge Sharing is much essential for students to equip them with state of the art skills and knowledge, entrepreneurs to understand markets in various countries, graduates to get right mentors to provide right and reliable information about various universities, institutions to inculcate international curriculum and foreign universities to understand the student market for recruitment. With this vision of Global Knowledge Sharing, an initiative to support students, entrepreneurs, graduates and institutions was started by the team of Global Partnership Managers, Nishanth Sivaswamy (Australia), Shivendra Sathvik (Germany) and Girinath Mohan (Germany) was started under the Presidentship of Shri Shankar Vanavarayar. Realizing the potential and the need for Global Knowledge Sharing, many institutions, incubators, students, researchers, educationists and industrial experts joined hands together to support and work towards our vision.
Who We Are
INK – International Network of Knowledge is an organisation with a futuristic vision of Global Knowledge Sharing. We are a network of universities, educational experts, entrepreneurship mentors and higher education counsellors, who have joined hands together to make the vision our mission.
The network is our fortitude and we wholeheartedly wish to engage, evolve and grow through partnerships, collaborations and mentorship. We endure in a collaborative platform of international universities, research clusters, entrepreneurship cells and education stakeholders.
INK with a vision of Global Knowledge Sharing is currently a network of professionals, higher education mentors and students in Singapore, Germany, USA, UK, Australia, India and UAE. INK is focusing on development of a cluster with INK associated universities/institutions and industries fostering global collaborative programs in the educational sector
What We Do
We equip students with skills required for their future job, higher education and entrepreneurial ventures. Our international training programs are conducted by world class experts in various fields. For students who aspire to pursue their Masters abroad, we follow first of its kind MENTOR approach instead of conventional CONSULTANCY approach. Our wide mentors network includes students and researchers across the world who have joined hands towards realizing the vision of Global Knowledge Sharing by one on one mentoring. Apart from mentoring, we prepare the aspirants for their higher education by providing international exchange programs, certifications, summer schools, project opportunities and many more. We also serve as official partners of various international universities for providing these courses. INK also provides immersion programs for foreign universities, lab establishments, international curriculum in Indian educational systems, research collaborations with foreign universities, entrepreneurship and market immersion programs, etc.
INK serves as an institutions international body working towards internationalization of the institution with respect to new partnerships, research collaborations, student/staff/technology exchange, mobility, state of the art curriculum, etc
INK Engineering and Entrepreneurship Alliance
The INK Engineering and Entrepreneurship Alliance is a developing cluster of Universities and Business schools across the world, which aims to offer a variety of educational-qualifications in collaboration with international Universities. Co-ordinated by INK, this league provides the students with excellent opportunities in various countries through quality education and immersion programs. This league will focus in supporting aspiring entrepreneurs to be successful by equipping them with tools and resources to create a strong foundation. We have working partnership with various entrepreneurs and business incubators who have created a reputation for churning out revolutionary ideas and trained founders. The focus countries of the league will be in Germany, UK, India, Singapore, UAE, Australia, China and US.
We develop a broad strategy for partnerships, marketing and advancement of Institutions, Startups, Incubators and Research Centers by creating opportunities and delivering measurable benefits in their academics, research and entrepreneurial clusters. INK provides a platform for startups worldwide to come together to explore and understand the markets globally which in turn will create synergies to solve the world’s pressing issues, ultimately their business and their community grows. We have a healthy team who work for building long lasting partnerships in the following sectors:
1. Joint Academic Programs
2. Faculty Exchange Programs
3. Student Exchange Programs
4. Cultural Immersion Programs – Students
5. Cultural Immersion programs – Startup
6. Startup – University Collaboration
7. Startup – Industry Collaboration
8. Research Collaborations
9. Technology Collaborations
10. INK Global Workshops/Hackathons
…and many exciting partnerships
We connect the need and requirement with technological partnerships through continued efforts to make the dream of Global Knowledge Sharing possible. Our vision is to enable creative and motivated minds to think differently and make impact as a young technocrat.
In chapters across the world works with the vision of Global Knowledge Sharing. It involves in organizing international seminars, workshops, competitions, conferences and higher education mentoring. the objectives of the student chapter are:
•International technical Lecture series/ seminars
•International exposure for the students
•Build an international network while studying
•International Exchange Programs
•Higher education mentoring for the students
•Promotion of technical and entrepreneurial activities
•Serves as a student international office of the institution
Meet Our Team
MS Industrial & Systems Engg., NUS, Singapore
MSc Mechatronics, University of Siegen, Germany
Researcher, University of Birmingham, UK
MSc Production Systems Engineering, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Application Engg. – IPG Automotive Gmbh, Germany
MSc Automotive Engineering, RWTH Aachen, Germany
MS Cyber Security, Wright State University, USA