Chennai: A new library block was opened at MEASI Academy of Architecture, situated in the New College campus, Royapettah, recently.
Consul General of the United States of America in South India, Robert G Burgess inaugurated the library recently in the presence of Prince of Arcot, Nawab Mohammed Abdul Ali, who is chairman of MEASI.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prince of Arcot, lauded the phenomenal growth of the institution from 18 students in 1999 to 850 students today, and outlined the vision to expand the integrate state-of-the-art digital library facilities towards providing uncompromised quality in architectural education.
He also urged the US envoy to help the MEASI expand their American academic contact through his good offices. “Providing quality education is our motto and this is one reason why students prefer our institution over others,” he added.
In his chief guest address, Burgess outlined the architectural legacy citing works of architects and architectural trends across the globe. He emphasised that the students of the Academy would undoubtedly enjoy the inspiring reading space, thoughtfully designed within the new library block. He also said that the United States welcomes students to pursue higher education in the US; attend exchange programmes and Fulbright scholarship, as opportunities.
Earlier, MEASI honorary secretary T Rafeeq Ahmed welcomed the gathering. Honorary treasurer Elias Sait, dean N Altaf Ahmed, principal, executive committee members and students participated.