Students join hands to build 'BRICS'

Students join hands to build 'BRICS'

Cross-border exchange

Students and faculty members of Association of BRICS Business Schools at SDM-IMD during their visit to Mysore on Sunday. DH photo

Twenty six students from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa popularly known as ‘BRICS’ are at SDM-Institute of Management and Development (SDM-IMD), here for two days to discern the city’s rich heritage and visit IT giant Infosys’ global education centre.

Having participated at an international conference in Bangalore on Saturday, the budding managers took a day off by visiting the Amba Vilas Palace, K R S Dam, Chamundi Hills and other tourist places on Sunday.

The students have joined hands under the initiative taken by Association of BRICS Business Schools (ABBS), to observe and understand international economic and business trends and its impact on the BRICS countries.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, student of management institute XIME, Ashwin said that they are discussing ways to turn the economic recession.

Also interacting with students from abroad provides an insight into the way they perceive the country.

Another Chinese student Jack said that he was familiar to India much before his visit.

Thanks to his Indian friends studying with him at the Gungdong University in China. Jack said that with globalisation could be beneficial to all if there are more student exchange programmes.

Brazilian faculty member Kurt accompanying the students said that the visit helps students understand the emerging culture of business and management.

SDM-IMD’s Gayatri said that objective of the programme is to encourage the exchange  of knowledge about issues such as entrepreneurship, HR and defining policies.

Furthermore, the Indian students will be taking part in the bi-annual meeting of ABBS will be held in China next year.

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