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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 Industrial & Systems Engineering with NIU

About Northern Illinois University Northern Illinois University (NIU) is a public research university in Dekalb, Illinois, United States, with satellite centers in Chicago, Hoffman Estates, Naperville, Rockford and Oregon. It was founded as Northern Illinois State Normal School on May 22, 1895, by Illinois Governor. The university is composed of seven degree-granting colleges and has a student body of 25,000 with over 240,000 alumni. Many of NIU's programs are nationally accredited for meeting high standards of academic quality, including business, engineering, nursing, visual and performing arts.

Over 5,000 graduate students from around the world attend NIU each year. With 66 master’s degree programs, 22 doctorate degree programs and 81 certificates of graduate study, students will advance their education and their career with a post-secondary degree from NIU.

About the program

NIU and PSG IAS has signed a 1+1 agreement facilitating PSG IAS students to take first year graduate course work (up to 15 credit hours) at PSG IAS and the second year of course work (at least 16 credit hours) at NIU. During the first year, PSG faculty are teaching the same set of courses which NIU also offers, therefore the quality of education is maintained at par with NIU standards. All the students under this program are still eligible for tuition waivers, teaching and research assistantships, Curricular Practical Training (internships) and Optional Practical Training (after graduation, before seeking H1B visa)

Quick Facts


MS in Industrial & Systems Engineering degree awarded by NIU, USA


2 Years (1 Year - PSG, INDIA; 1 Year - NIU, USA)

Study Requirements:

CGPA > 7.5 in BE (any stream); TOEFL 80/120 & GRE score of 195 during 1st year of study for US Visa

Student Services:

NIU Career Development Pathway, Housing & Residential Services, Health Services, University Testing Services, Student Organizations, Disabilities Support

Job Opportunities:

Nearly 80% of our students do at least one paid internship, 60% do at least two internships and almost all of our graduate students find a full time employment within three months from the time of graduation.

NIU Graduates Talk

Learn how Industrial and Systems Engineering grad Jennifer Oduwole was able to pursue her passion and kickstart her career at NIU in the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology.

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