US returns to MET
For the second time, in one year, a group of 40 faculty and students of Calpoly Orfalea College of Business were on their ‘International Business Tour’ to China and India. They visited the MET League of Colleges (Mumbai). The group was spearheaded by Dr. Chriss Carr, the Business Associate Dean and Faculty Development In-charge at Calpoly. Dr. Jay Singh, MS and Ph.D. in Packaging Science from Michigan State University, a Professor at Calpoly and Head of Research projects also lead the group. Ms Neetu Bali was the group coordinator who accompanied them.
The meet started with a friendly cricket match between MET and Calpoly students and faculty at the MET ground. Thereafter, they assembled for a guest lecture by Mr. Sandip Tarkas, President - Customer Strategy, Future Group. The students were amazed at what MET had to offer in terms of infrastructure and programs. The students had insightful interactions with Prof. Vijay Page, Director General – MET Institute of Management during the Q and A session. The objective was to showcase the world-class infrastructure facilities and intellectual capital housed at MET. Group was divided in to two, where they were guided and given brief information by the respective institute heads.
MET students had befriended the US group the previous day and had been for industrial visit to Hutchison Global, Raghuleela Mall and Big Bazaar besides driving through Dharavi slums. The US group was awed by MET and its sophisticated infrastructure, forward-looking courses, faculty and MET’s hospitality.Prof. Vijay Page, Director General - Institute of Management and Prof. (Mrs.) Sangeeta Tandon, Head, Corporate-Academia interface who coordinated this meet on behalf of MET SOM, had an exchange of thoughts with Dr. Chriss Carr and Dr. Jay Singh on possible tie-ups. The ideas that seem to be materializing were on student and faculty exchange programs, a visit of MET students to Calpoly, California, video-conferencing on special programs, knowledge-sharing through research articles and co-venture into research projects.