European Association for International Education (EAIE) Annual Conference, Helsinki, Finland (September 23—September 27, 2019)
Prof. Nidhi Piplani Kapur, Head – Symbiosis Centre for European Studies represented Symbiosis International University at the 31st Annual EAIE Conference & Exhibition in Helsinki, Finland. The theme this year was “Encompassing all voices”. There were 6200 participants across 95 countries and witnessed record breaking participation from Indian Universities and Organisations. Prof. Kapur presented the Indian perspective in the sessions “Inclusive strategic enrolment management: a game changer’ and ‘Internationalisation at home: strategies for building global, international and intercultural competencies.” Prof. Kapur, the youngest and only Indian in the EAIE General Council, spent the week networking with existing and potential partners, deliberating on the pressing issues in international higher education, and deep dived into conversations about the future of Internationalization of Higher Education, especially for India.

Presentation at EAIE Conference

Prof Nidhi Kapoor with other delegates

Delegation Visit-University Samarkand, Uzbekistan (October 9, 2019)
Prof. Muhtor Nasirov, Vice Rector, International Relations and Dean, Faculty of Natural Science, Samarkand State University Samarkand, Uzbekistan visited SIT on October 9, 2019 accompanied by Ms Renu Prithiani, Regional Officer, Indian Council for Cultural Relations. It was a fruitful discussion on academic and research collaborations between SIT and SSBS with Samarkand University. Director SIT Dr Ketan Kotecha, Director SSBS Dr Vinay Rale Dr Meena Laad, Head Global Immersion Programme, SIT and Ms Nidhi Kapur & Ms Manasi Joshi, from SCIE participated in the discussion.   

Delegation at SIT

Discussion

University of Cologne (September 2, 2019 to September 13, 2019)
SIU along with the University of Cologne organised the Study India Program based on the theme: Educational and Social Stratification in India. Eleven students from four German universities participated in this program along with 8 SIU students. Various lectures, interactions, outbound visits and case studies were arranged relevant to the theme. All students received joint Certificate of participation from SIU and University of Cologne.  

Enjoying Ganesh Festival

Felicitation- University of Cologne

Heritage Walk- Pune City

Village Visit

Kanda Gaigo University, Japan (August 28, 2019 to September 1, 2019)
We welcomed student and faculty delegation from Kanda Gaigo University, Japan. The interactive sessions were focused on Introduction of India through the lense of Media as well as Introduction to Indian Economy. In addition to lectures, outdoor activities were organized for the group which included Visit to NGO, Ayurveda workshop as well as Indian art workshop (Warli Painting).They immersed in the culture through Heritage walk of Pune city & Indian Cooking workshop.

Aayurveda Workshop

Certificate to Participants

Enjoyed Indian Cooking

Heritage Walk

Orientation Programme

Visit to Doorestep School

Welcome to India

Yoga Session

Faculty Incoming- Dr. Fidelio Tata (August 15, 2019 to August 28, 2019)
We welcomed Prof. Fidelio Tata from Berlin School of Economics & Law, Germany at SCMHRD and SSBF He had conducted the lectures/seminars, Faculty development programs, and discussion on further collaboration. He delivered lectures on Global Financial markets & Derivative Markets, conducted FDPs.

Lecture at SCMHRD

Lecture at SSBF

Prof Fidelio with Professors of SSBF & SCMHRD

Lecture Series-University of Auckland, New Zealand (August 21, 2019)
Under the New Zealand government’s initiative “New Zealand Guest Lecture Series’’ have been organized from August 2019 and Dr Christine Woods from The University of Auckland visited us at SIBM and delivered a lecture on Entrepreneurship (NZ) for MBA I&E students. This was followed by interaction with faculty.

Lecture By Prof Cristine Woods

Delegation-University of Auckland

Japan-Study India Programme (SIP)-Seiroka (St.Luke’s International Hospital & Josai International University)- (August 8- August 18, 2019)
SCIE along with Symbiosis Centre of Nursing, (SCON) conducted a programme on Nursing and health care in India, for 25 students from St. Luke’s International Hospital (Seiroka) & Josai International University, Japan. The interactive sessions were focused on the core subjects like Introduction to Indian Health care Delivery System, Trends in Nursing, Nursing Education & Services in India, Midwifery & Obstetrical nursing. These lectures were delivered by the Professors of SCON. The highlights of the program were the visits to Sahyadri Hospital (Private Hospital), YCM Hospital (Govt Hospital) & Primary Health Care Centre at Mutha Village. A heritage walk across the city was also organized for these students to show them the rich cultural heritage of Pune city. In addition to that Students were also engaged in Bollywood dance workshop & Indian Cooking Workshop as well as Buddy activities such as Saree Drapping & Henna etc.

Welcome

Bollywood Workshop

Heritage Walk

Independance Day

Lecture Metiman

Saree Drapping

Village Visit

Visit at YCM

Visit to Mutha(Primary Health Care Centre)

Visit to Sahyadri Hospital(Private Hospital)

Delegation Visit-University of Auckland(August 2, 2019)
A delegation comprising Professor Jennifer Dixon, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Engagement), Dr. Caroline Daley, Dean Graduate Studies and Mr Brett Berquist, Director, International Office from University of Auckland visited Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology to discuss collaborative opportunities. The leadership from Symbiosis Centre of International Education - Ms. Nidhi Piplani Kapur and Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology - Dr Dhanya Pramod, Dr Kanchan Patil and Dr.Mugdha Kulkarni were part of the discussions

Delagation at SIIB

Disussion

Semester Exchange Students-Orientation Programme (July 26, 2019)
We welcomed students from IESEG School of Management France, Leiden University The Netherlands, Ontario Universities Interanational, Canada, Hochschule Flensburg University of Apllied Sciences Germany, University Carlos III de Madrid, Spain on semester exchange with Symbiosis. An orientation programme was organized for them to help them with smooth transition to their new home for the next four months. To add to their experience, a heritage walk across the city was also organised to acquaint them with the rich cultural heritage of Pune city.

Orientation of Semester Exchange Students

Enjoying Street food of City

Enjoying Heritage Walk

Visit to Ganesh Temple