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PSG Institute of Advanced Studies – PSG IAS was founded by PSG and Sons’ Charities Trust in 2006 takes care of the international programmes at PSG College of Technology, with the objective of providing International Education at affordable cost.

PSG College of Technology, an ISO 9001:2000 certified institution is one of the foremost institutions founded by the PSG & Sons' Charities Trust (1926). The College was established in the year 1951 and the Founders wisely decided to locate it in the same campus as the PSG Industrial Institute for effective industry-institute interaction.The college maintains close interaction with several R&D Institutions and institutions of higher learning in India and abroad, through institutional network programmes and collaborative research programmes. It also has close collaborative links with industries in the fields of Automotive, Aerospace, Defence, Textile, Machine Tools, Software Development and Consumer durables. PSG has been the recipient of several prestigious projects and International funding support.

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PSG IAS collaborates with well-known universities abroad with a vision to facilitate cross border mobility to students. It has entered into partnerships with Top Tier Universities in the USA, UK, Germany & Australia which enable aspiring students to join these universities and qualify for international degrees in engineering, international business and business management under its unique credit transfer system where the students spend the first two or three years in PSG IAS, Coimbatore and remaining years in a university of their choice abroad.


Study Bachelor of Engineering with IGCHE, GERMANY

IGCHE is run by a consortium of German universities seeking to institutionalise the exchange of Indian and German students by incorporating a considerable part of bachelor studies in the other country. IGCHE is part of the DHIK, the German University Consortium for International Cooperations.

IGCHE has established a number of bilingual (English/German) bachelor programmes with reputable Indian institutions like PSG for higher education. Students joining PSGIAS - IGCHE programmes will be offered substantial additional language training as part of their regular curriculum. Upon successful completion, students will continue their studies and live in the GERMANY for the rest of their academic education.

The outstanding opportunities of this approach include a strong focus on German language qualification and substantial practical orientation.

  • Through intensive German language training as part of the curriculum, candidates are enabled to complete their 4th year in Germany.
  • Before coming to Germany, students must pass the standard German university level test (TestDaF). As part of the German study programme, the students will be attending German classes and do their internship in a German company, which is preferably combined with a bachelor thesis of a practical orientation.
  • Fluency in German opens excellent opportunities with respect to employability at leading German companies with business interests in India, as well as Indian companies with business interests in Germany.


For Admission to PSG:

More than 70% marks in +2 board examination

For transfer to IGCHE programs:

For transfer to IGCHE Germany, students must clear the standard German university
level test TestDaF with more than 16 points (not less than 4 in any area) or Telc C1
Examination. The examinations results should be available 6 months before going to
Germany. The students should also clear all technical subjects with more than an average
of 70 % marks.

About the program

Presently the IGCHE consists of eight state-run German Universities and the number is expected to increase in future. Every student of the program is assured of admission to one of the German Universities that are the members of the IGCHE. All IGCHE Universities are accredited to assure high quality education and have a strong international focus. Due to the small number of students per University intensive support and mentoring is assured.

Learning German language

It is mandatory to pass the TestDaF level 4 German language examinations to continue the 4th year of study in Germany. Right from the beginning of their studies at PSG, all IGCHE students have to attend mandatory German language classes. The German language courses are conducted as per international standards, mostly by native speakers. The regular German teaching at PSG is supplemented by IIK (Institut für Internationale Kommunikati on) in Düsseldorf. IIK recommends all students to take up the summer school at Germany at the end of the first year for a period of 4 weeks, which will enable the students to know about German culture and language learning method.

At the end of the third year, those students who are not sure of passing the TestDaF examination may take up the long term language program at IIK starting from the month of May. The placement department of IIK will assess the German language competency level of the students and decide the period for which the language course is to be attended for taking up TestDaF examination.

German guest lecturers visit the PSG IAS Campus in Coimbatore and give the students insight into the German way of teaching, answer questions and teach technical lessons in German language to the higher batches.

Summer School trips to Germany during the first three years of study help to get an idea about living abroad and boost motivation.

In the final year, the Indian students take the same classes as their German peers and get a regular German bachelor's degree. Many of them opt to continue their master studies in Germany or take a job as an engineer in Germany right after graduating.

Quick Facts


BE in Mechanical/Mechatronics/Electrical or BS in Computer Science degree awarded by IGCHE, GERMANY


4 Years (3 Year – PSG IAS, INDIA; 1 Year – IGCHE, GERMANY). English as medium of instruction at PSGIAS and German as medium of Instruction at IGCHE.

Study Requirements:

80% or above in 12th with compulsory Maths as one subject in their stream. TestDaF score of 16 out of 20 in order to continue your studies in GERMANY.

Student Services:

Housing & Residential Services, Health Services, Student Organizations, Disabilities Support, TestDaF language courses, university's cafeteria, Free public transport ticket.

Job Opportunities:

Intensive study support, mentoring and opportunity for internship at Germany.


DAAD Prize & Deutschlandstipendium.

Scholarship Won by Our graduates

Sashwatha Sriram, IGCHE mechatronics student from PSG and now at HS Bochum, received the "Deutschlandstipendium" scholarship, sponsored by a local building services company. € 3,600 will be financed half by a donation from the Bochum-based family business Philips and half by public funds from the Deutschlandstipendium. The DAAD Prize 2021 at the Westphalian University of Applied Sciences has now gone to Sanchary Biswas, an Indian exchange student from PSGIAS. The prize is endowed with 1,000 Euros and is financed by the Federal Foreign Office.

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