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Management students from St. Mary’s College of Economics and Business, USA visited Pillai Institute for a Student Exchange Program on 29 June – 6 July, 2011

Mahatma Education Society’s Pillai Institute of Management Studies and Research, Navi Mumbai hosted the management students from the St. Mary’s College of Economics and Business, Moraga, California, USA for an intensive management training program from 29th June to 6th July, 2011. The theme of the program was “Indian Corporate Models, Global Paradigms and Business Strategies”. The program covered lectures by prominent academicians on diverse topics ranging from cultural dimensions in conducting business in India to India in the current global setting. Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai, CEO of Pillai Group of Institutions, shared his experiences on turnaround strategy for public private business in the context of making the Pillai HOCL Campus a viable business option. The visiting professors from US shared their learnings on strategy and high technology with case studies. The students were exposed to corporate strategies and global paradigms applied by manufacturing and service industries across various sectors. They also visited the iconic institutions of Mumbai, The Reserve Bank of India and The Stock Exchange and had an overview of their functions. The welcome and farewell functions consisted of various cultural programs which showcased the abundant talent of the students from the Pillai group, where the teaching and learning methods practiced nurtures the overall development of the child.

The Pillai Group of Institutions has been in the forefront in creating strong global collaborative links to enhance management education in India. The collaboration with St. Mary’s College of Business and Economics was established in 2006 and they have hosted six groups of Pillai students who visit the US every year to learn about American business culture and strategy. The visit of the US students to India to learn the business strategies and management practices clearly indicates the contribution and emerging role of India in shaping the future of the world. The program exposed them to international best practices and an understanding of the growth story of an emerging economy.

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