A group of 40 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 Italy in January 2018. The tour was led by Dr. Daphne Pillai. The tour covered the cities of Rome, Florence, Pisa, Bologna, Turin and Milan. The tour consisted of industry visits to the Ducati factory, Gelato ice-cream factory, traditional pizza making factory and the Ferrari and Lamborghini museums.