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2017-18

International Student Exchange Programs – 2017-18

International Symposium 2018

An International Symposium was held on January 8, 2018 at SDMIMD, Mysuru. The symposium was mainly directed at the students from Texas A & M’s Mays Business School, with whom SDMIMD has an exchange program. Dr. Julian Gaspar, Clinical professor, Texas A&M University and Dr. Pradeep Rau, Professor-Marketing, George Washington University graced the occasion.

The program began with Dr. N. R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, welcoming the gathering.  Dr Neetu Ganapathy, Associate professor, SDMIMD provided an overview of the programme. Dr. Gaspar made the opening remarks and spoke about globalisation and its effects. 

Dr. Rau, who delivered the keynote address, opined about the challenges in the field of education. He spoke about the evolution of graduate management education and the diverging trends in global management education across the world. He compared management education in the U.S to that in India. He also elucidated the role executive education plays in the development of professionals and mentioned about the changing trends with respect to executive programs. 

Later, the students from Texas A&M university interacted with the students from SDMIMD. Team building and knowledge sharing sessions were facilitated to help them to get to know each other better. Post-lunch, a cultural extravaganza was organised by Team Kalanubhav of SDMIMD. This event showcased the culture of India. The students from Texas also participated during the cultural programme. In the evening, the exchange students visited SKDRDP, Mysuru and learnt about its activities.

Prof. Prasad and Prof. Jayakrishnan at BUiD on Faculty Exchange

As a part of the faculty exchange arrangement that SDMIMD has with the British University in Dubai, two of the faculty from SDMIMD – Prof. S Jayakrishnan and Prof. S N Prasad, held sessions in Dubai. Prof. S. Jayakrishnan, was invited by British University in Dubai (BUiD) to deliver the sessions on Consumer Learning, Persuasion and Marketing strategy, Planning and Business Models to BUiD MBA Students. Prof. Jayakrishnan’s visit during October 16-18, 2017, is the part of Student-Faculty exchange program between SDMIMD and BUiD. ‘India’s group behaviour and team working’ was the session delivered by Prof. S.N. Prasad, Professor – Strategy and General Management, at British University in Dubai (BUiD) to the MBA students. Both the sessions were highly appreciated.