“STUDY TOUR TO THAILAND”
The Students of PGDM (Gen) Batch 2014-16 accompanied by a faculty went on a week long study tour to Thailand
from 16th to 24th March 2016.
During the tour, the LBSITM delegation went to the Panyapiwat Institute of Management, located in the Nonthaburi province of Thailand. This B-School is run by the CP Group of Thailand which also runs a huge chain of 7/11 Convenience Stores across the world. The delegation was briefed about the institute and its industrial linkages. A tour was then organized across the whole institute, its different departments, and the training centre for retail industry. Dr Praveen Saxena, Dean-Academics initiated the talks on the “International Certification Programs” and it was mutually agreed that initially LBSITM students will be sent to PIM, Thailand for one such program in the month of January 2017.
The second visit was with the Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration, a leading B-School of Thailand, right in the capital city Bangkok. Sasin has a rich history of more than 33 years of educating the upcoming entrepreneurs and has 5000+ strong alumni base working across the world. After the presentation about the Chulalongkorn University, of which the Sasin is a constituent part, the delegation was taken around various facilities of Sasin. The Dean-Academics of LBSITM, India also discussed about the international collaboration between Sasin and LBSITM. The modalities of an MOU between the two Institutes were also charted down by the respective representatives.
Another mile stone during this study tour was the visit to Rangsit University in the Pathumthani province of Thailand. This is also one of the largest universities in the country with about 30,000 regular students, of which alone 2000 are studying in the international program. The campus was spread across sprawling 248 acres land with lush greenery all around. Currently there are total of 141 programs; 94 undergraduate programs for, 37 Master Degree programs, 1 Graduate Diploma and 9 Doctoral Degree programs. The Indian delegation was given a warm welcome by the Director, International Affairs, Rangsit University. The students & faculty were then taken across the campus guided by the International Network Relations Manager of Rangsit University. Dr Praveen Saxena, the Dean-Academics from LBSITM discussed the “International Student Exchange Program” and both sides agreed to start the same from the upcoming academic session of 2016-17.
“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”. To counter this proverb, the students were also taken on an excursion trip to Phi-Phi Island (deep in the Andaman Sea), Patong Beach, Fantasea Show, Wild Life Safari, the Grand Palace, Wat Pho (the Reclining Buddha), the Chao River Side etc. during this tour to Thailand.