A Visit from U.S. to Check India’s Business Pulse

Hoping to get insights into India’s financial growth story in the midst of a global economic slowdown, a group of 19 students from the Kansas University School of Business (KUSB), the U.S., have embarked on a three-week ‘India Study Abroad’ programme.

The Asian School of Business (ASB) at Thiruvananthapuram is hosting the visiting students, who will be travelling through major cities of south India to learn the intricacies of business practices across a wide spectrum of the Indian economy, a press note issued here said.

The group, led by co-directors of the KUSB, Professors, K. Joseph and Joyce Claterbos, will visit Bangalore, Mysore, and Kochi in addition to Thiruvananthapuram, to get a feel of diverse sectors such as information technology, tourism, healthcare, mass manufacturing, and retail.

The programme comprises a rigorous and eclectic mix of classroom sessions largely delivered by ASB faculty, together with industry visits, and interactions with government officials and policymakers, the press note said.

“This is the second consecutive year that students from KUSB have come for this mutually beneficial programme. Encouraged by the enthusiastic responses of the student delegates who visited ASB last December, a new team is visiting us this year.

Our phenomenal reach into the industry, impeccable programme design and execution capabilities have made the India Study Abroad Programme an annual feature,” the press note quoted ASB director S. Rajeev as saying.

ASB dean Balakrishnan, who is also the academic coordinator of the programme, said, “this collaborative learning strategy will increase the exposure of our students to a global business environment, help them develop overseas business networks, and become global managers.”

The student group from countries, including the U.S., Canada, Brazil, and China, has previous work experience in diverse areas.

ASB has also entered into a collaborative learning programme with a government-run management institution in Poland, Instytut Organizachi Zarzadzania W Przemysle (ORGMASZ) of Warsaw, and the Central European University.

The school recently secured the All-India Council for Technical Education’s (AICTE) approval for its two-year, full-time Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM), the press note added.

News Sourced from “The Hindu” dated 31.12.2011

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