Internationalization

Internationalisation of education in higher education institutions increases both cognitive flexibility and integretiveness of thought. In line of vision statement “Our dream is to build a world class research & teaching institution that is global in the reach of its ideas and universal in its service”, K J Somaiya Institute of Management envisaged internationalisation strategy to foster global competencies in our faculty and students. The National Education Policy, 2020 (India) also envisions attaining highest global standards in the quality of higher education.

We believe international collaborations will bring a paradigm shift in the nature of research delivery methods, growth of professionalism in research, innovation in teaching-learning approach. Internationalisation of management education promotes sharing of best academic and research practices through interactions between diverse education systems, and helps in developing global citizens through mobility of teaching staff, students and scholars. KJSIM aims to position themselves strategically to cater to the needs of the global knowledge society.

Internationalisation Strategy:

  • Students Exchange Program
  • Faculty Exchange Program
  • International Research Collaboration
  • Global Citizenship Approach
  • ICT based Internationalisation
  • International Brand Building
  • International Alumni Connect
  • Study Destination in India
  • International Students Recruitment

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Dr. Satyendra Upadhyay, Director International Relations office can be contacted on internationalrelations@somaiya.edu , Tel: +91-22-67283252

Current Collaboration

Somaiya Vidyavihar has academic collaboration with leading universities in USA, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia for working together to promote academics, research, experiential learning beyond the scope of an individual university. Enriching connections and strengthening relationship with Partner University is our goal.

 

Raghav Dutta , MBA(IMC) , Batch (2021-23)

UCLL,Belgium

Studying abroad takes your college experience to a new level. It takes you out of your element and puts you in an uncomfortable situation, allowing you to learn in a new way. Belgium, being in the heart of Europe, provided me with the opportunity to do so. I am extremely grateful that i was provided by this opportunity by K J Somaiya institute of management,I am really enjoying my time here. Meeting a diverse range of people from around the world as well as Belgians. It is fascinating to have the opportunity to share ideas with others and observe how different cultures view things and life in general. It broadened my horizons and elevated my college experience to a new level. It is an extremely rewarding experience as its very important today, to have a solid understanding of different cultures, and studying abroad makes you more globally-minded

Semester Completion Report

 

Bhavika Mehta , MBA , Batch (2021-23)

Saint Martin University,USA

I have never lived away from my family, and going to a new country was scary for me, but since the start, the faculty and staff of Saint Martin’s University we’re very friendly and helpful. They helped me settle in, along with the support I received from Satyendra Sir, Abha Ma’am and Nishigandha ma’am. After two months here, I can say that I have learnt a lot of things and I am a very different person, I am more adaptive to new environments and I have networked with people from diverse backgrounds. The Americans are teaching me about their culture and I am teaching them about our culture. Me and my friends cooked Cholle Bhature for all the students in their community kitchen. I am lucky, and honoured, and super grateful to KJ Somaiya Institute of Management for giving me this opportunity.

Semester Completion Report

 

Juliet Arulanandan Bhandari , MBA(Finance) , Batch (2020-22)

DHBW,Stuttgart

I am very thankful that K J Somaiya Institute of Management gave me this opportunity.

Germany is extremely organised because of its strict adherence to laws and regulations. Thanks to this semester-long exchange, I can now appreciate and accept the Germans' sense of individuality.

My objectives were to become more familiar with the German culture and educational system, to meet individuals from many cultures, and to gain new insights.

My conversations with friends covered social traditions, history, foods, and cultures from their native countries. In Germany, I was able to indulge my passion for travel.

I would without a doubt advise future students to enrol at DHBW Stuttgart if they are considering spending a semester studying abroad. One's thinking is widened, creativity is encouraged, and perspective is given. My understanding of my own culture has actually grown as a result of this trip, and I am confident that having a larger understanding of other cultures will aid me in my job as well as my personal growth.

Semester Completion Report

 

Mr. Yaakov Finkelstein, Consul General of Israel visited on 9th July, 2019 to deliver a lecture on “India-Israel Relations and Diplomacy” to PGDM IB students at K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research

 

Deputy Consul General of Argentina Mr. Gabriel addressed students of PGDM IB (21st July, 2018) at K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research

 

Consul of Deputy British High Commission Mr. William addressed students of PGDM IB (23rd November 2018) at K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research

 

Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh, Mr. Lutfor Rahman addressed students of PGDM IB on Event of SARC Day (8th December, 2018) K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research

 

Consul General of Italy, Ms. Stefania Costanza visited on 3rd December, 2018 at K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research

 

Consul General of Germany Dr. Morhard addressing students of PGDM IB (July 5th, 2018) at K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research

 

Cultural immersion to appreciate cross-cultural aspects is undertaken. An immersion program or a study tour involves students visiting a foreign country for a period of 7 to 15 days. Structured study tours offer a glimpse into macro-level dynamics and unfamiliar economic environments. Students visit various companies and have meetings with senior industry leaders in the foreign country. Students also undergo classroom sessions on doing business with the particular country and undertake a project.

 

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International Immersion Activities

Cultural immersion to appreciate cross-cultural aspects is undertaken. An immersion program or a study tour involves students visiting a foreign country for a period of 7 to 15 days. Structured study tours offer a glimpse into macro-level dynamics and unfamiliar economic environments. Students visit various companies and have meetings with senior industry leaders in the foreign country. Students also undergo classroom sessions on doing business with the particular country and undertake a project.

The following activities are generally a part of such visits:

  • Visit to branch offices and/or manufacturing sites
  • Visit to retail markets to do an analysis of brands for a particular industry
  • Gathering customer insights and appreciate consumer behavior by interaction and observation
  • Meeting representatives of Indian embassy /consulates
  • Meeting representatives of Indian business organizations
  • Understanding Urban Planning and Infrastructure by visiting relevant offices and participating in appropriate focused group discussions
  • Meeting Project Managers of organizations
  • SIMSR has initiated first immersion programs for Shanghai in February, 2013. A second trip to Beijing and Shanghai was in mid September, 2013
  • All PG Executive students undergo an International Immersion program while this is optional for students of other courses.