A group of 45 members consisting of students from the various colleges of the Pillai Group of Institutions along with a few faculty members went on an educational tour to Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam in January 2019. The tour was led by Dr. Daphne Pillai. In Paris the students visited the Notre Cathedral, Les Invalides, Military Academy, Champ De Mars, Arc De Triomphe, Champ Elysees, Grand Palace, Parliament House and the Orsay Museum. The highlight of Paris was the visit to The Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. The students also attended a session at the acclaimed Leonardo Da Vinci University.
In Brussels the students visited the Train Museum / Auto World (Manufacturing Unit) and the Atomium.
In Amsterdam, the students visited the Royal Coster Diamond Factory (Manufacturing Unit) and the Clog Factory at ‘De Zaanse Schans Wooden Shoe Workshop (Local Manufacturing Unit) & Clog Museum, Windmills at Zaanse Schans, Zaans Museum & Verkade Pavilion. The highlight of Amsterdam was the visit to Heineken Factory (Manufacturing Unit) and Yakult Factory (Manufacturing Unit) for a customised tour and a visit to Madurodam.
It was an enriching and learning experience for the students as they explored foreign cultures and witnessed first hand the myraid influences of history on these world famous cities.