Washington, D.C., February 5 - Morgan State University and PERI Institute of Technology (PERI-IT) were recognized today for the formation of an International Collaborative to Prepare Engineering Students to Address Global Needs with Engineering, IT, Clean Tech and other solutions. Speaking at the meeting of the Utility Market Access (UMA) Subcommittee of the National Association of Utility Regulatory Commissioners (NARUC) Winter Conference, Sarav Periasamy, PERI IT Chairman and founder stated that the "Collaborative will include, development of a Joint Curriculum, Faculty-Student Exchange, Research & Development and Demonstration Programs." Periasamy added, "It will provide students at each institution the ability to study abroad their senior year, and will afford students alumni status from both institutions upon completion of their respective institution's degree requirements."
"We are pleased that PERI Institute of Technology - an institution that's part of a global IT and engineering enterprise and delivering technology solutions for today's business and sustainability needs, has joined Morgan State University in meeting the educational needs of an increasingly diverse, global society," notes Eugene DeLoatch, PhD., Dean, Morgan State University.
"Morgan State University and PERI IT are to be commended for providing engineering students from both institutions a cross-cultural educational experience that will help them uniquely address global needs, especially in the critical area of clean energy technology," said Commissioner Harold Williams, Chair of the UMA Subcommittee and member of the Maryland Public Service Commission, who has been instrumental for this collaborative.
Chairman Williams noted "the UMA Subcommittee Passed a resolution (2012 Winter Resolutions) that recognizes the critical role that Historically Black Colleges and Universities like Morgan State University and their partner PERI Institute of Technology must play in addressing the critical technical workforce shortage facing America's utilities industry as the Baby Boomer generation retires."
"The Morgan State University-PERI IT International Collaborative is the first university training and educational partnership that I know of that focuses on preparing students in clean energy technology for the global market place by actually training students both in the U.S. and overseas in Chennai, India, two international hubs for information technology and innovation," said Commissioner Jeanne Fox of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, UMA Subcommittee Member and Chair of NARUC's Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment.
"It will provide students with both quality engineering education and real world experiences enabling them to make a global impact," added Fox.
UMA Subcommittee member Timothy Allen Simon, Commissioner California Public Utilities Commission and Chair, NARUC Committee on Gas commented, "The Morgan State University - PERI IT International Collaborative is a good example of how technology companies and HBCUs can partner to prepare students to compete in the global market for technology, as well as filling critical technical workforce shortages for America's Energy Utilities."
About PERI Institute Of Technology
PERI IT is recognized as an institution offering technical education by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi and is affiliated to Anna University of Technology, Chennai, which establishes the curriculum.
PERI Institute of Technology was established by PERI Educational and Charitable Trust and was founded by Sarav Periasamy, CEO of PERI Software Solutions, Inc., a leading multinational Technology Company based in Newark, NJ, USA.
PERI Software Solutions, Inc. is a certified minority business that has provided IT innovations globally, including work for banking, financial services and utility companies. PERI also has a specialization in the smart grid and intelligent buildings markets.
As an example of PERI's thought leadership, collaborative development and IT expertise, PERI has been leading an effort nationally to integrate the smart grid, real time meter data, wireless energy efficiency measures, demand response, and dynamic pricing solutions as part of a holistic sustainability solution that lowers energy usage and costs and reduces GHG emissions to deliver a rapid return on investment for utilities, businesses and consumers. A top U. S. business group, utilities, energy services organizations, and utility regulatory commissions have recognized PERI's innovations, collaborative developments and global clean tech advocacy.
For More on PERI IT visit www.periit.com
For More on PERI Software Solutions, Inc. visit www.perisoftware.com
About Morgan State University
Founded in 1867 as the Centenary Biblical Institute by the Baltimore Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Morgan State University is a Carnegie classified Doctoral Research Institution offering more than 80 academic programs from the baccalaureate to the doctorate degree. As Maryland's public urban university, Morgan serves a multi-ethnic and multi-racial student body and seeks to ensure that the doors of higher education are opened as wide as possible to as many as possible. For more information on Morgan State University, visit www.morgan.edu