MET hosts British Columbia and AIMS Educational Conclave
MET hosted an educational conclave on November 18-19, 2013, which provided directors, academic administrators and heads of institutions with the opportunity to gain a solid foundation of the principles and practices of interactive teaching methodologies in line with the demands from the industry and develop methods to train the next generation of managers to confront unprecedented challenges. MET presented this conclave under the guidance of Mr. Pankaj Bhujbal , Hon. Trustee, MET.
The first day of this auspicious event was introduced by Dr. Vijay Page, the Director General, MET, IOM followed by Chaitanya Patil, MD, Trade and Invest British Columbia. Representatives of British Columbia Universities - Sushil Seli, Head-India, Camosun College; Bruce Condie, International Marketing Director, Vancouver Island University; Tarun Khullar, Marketing Manager-India, Sprott Shaw College; Abhinav Bhatia, International Officer, Vancouver Island University and Shalu Bhuchar, India Admissions Manager, Vancouver Institute of Media Arts were present.
They envisaged upon the possibilities of partnerships and alliances of academic institutions between both countries, with a view to explore collaborations in pedagogy, research and student-faculty exchange programmes. Representatives from S.P. Jain Institute of Management Studies, K.J. Somaiya and SIES were also a part of the meet.
The second day witnessed two panel discussions, in which eminent dignitaries from the industry and academia explored opportunities amongst international institutions. The occasion was introduced by Dr. Vijay Page, followed by Dr. Apoorva Palkar, President, AIMS, Dr. Satish Ailawadi, Director, K. J. Somaiya and Bruce Condie.
The first panel discussion focused on regulations, opportunities and challenges that encompass India’s education sector. Ms. Shalu Bhuchar, Dr. Uday Salunkhe, Director, Welingkar, Prof. Mohd. Masood Ahmed, Group Director, Vidya Group of Institutes, Mr. Bruce Condie and Mr. Chaitanya Patil discussed on the dissimilarities of India’s education system from the rest of the world.
Panel two comprised of Mr. Sushil Seli, Dr. Anil Rao Paila, Treasurer, AIMS, Dr. P. Narayana Reddy, Executive Board Member, AIMS and Dr Hari Krishna Maram, Regional Vice-President, AIMS. They emphasized on the need to promote local and international collaborations to facilitate smooth access to resources, funds and skilled professionals.
On the whole, the two day conclave concluded with both countries agreeing that international networking across universities is the key to shape global management professionals.