”Centre for International Relations (CIR)” coordinates bilateral research and academic programmes with overseas Institutions/Universities through Memoranda of Understanding (MoU), Exchange of Faculty/Students, Foreign Language Programmes and conduct of International Joint Seminars/Conferences. At present, the University has established academic and research collaborations with more than 40 foreign Universities/Institutions through MoUs. CIR has Overseas Professor Scheme with Thirty Professors from the USA, Germany, Australia, Japan, Sweden, France, Italy, Switzerland and England. The Overseas Professors have been visiting Anna University Chennai and interacting with faculty and students.
CIR organizes International Seminar Series periodically with experts from foreign Universities as resource persons on specific topics of Applied Sciences, Technology and Engineering. The Centre also conducts foreign language courses such as German, French and Japanese for faculty member and students. In addition the centre supports exchange of faculty and students on short and long term visits to the institutions that have MoU.