XIME is today a global brand and reverberates with regular international events in collaboration with nine partner institutions around the globe, including strong campus exchange programmes, faculty exchange programmes and international study tour for its students. XIME took the initiative in formation of Association of BRICS Business Schools (ABBS), thus bringing together Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa which are emerging as significant economic growth areas today. Prof J Philip, President of XIME was the founder president of this association. The latest addition to our global network is the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade ( SIFT) with whom XIME signed an MOU on October 16, 2011.
XIME's International Network
• Audencia Nantes School of Management, France
• Cotrugli Business Academy, Zagreh, Croatia
• The Universita' Delgi Studi Di Milano Bicocca, Italy
• Negocia / Advancia Business School, Paris
• Redlands University,Los Angeles, USA
• Wuerzburg Schweinfurt University of Applied Science,Germany
• Kozminsk University, Poland
• Avans Hogeschool University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
• Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade (SIFT), China
• Association of BRICS Business Schools (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa)
• Renmin University of China
• Global Management Education Institute of Shanghai University, Shanghai.
• Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China
• Shantou University, China
• International Business School, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), Beijing
• State University for Management, Moscow
• Graduate School of Business, University of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
• International Relations, FGV-EAESP, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Students from Milano Bicocca University, Italy visit XIME
A very engaging cultural program was arranged for our guests from Milano Bicocca University, Italy, on the 24th of June. The students of XIME presented various traditional and contemporary performances which were greatly appreciated by everyone. The Italian students made a presentation on the various traditions and culture of Italy. They also talked about the many famous Italian artists and their works. Further, the presentation consisted of the similarities and differences between India and Italy. The girls, all dressed up in purple and gold, danced to the tunes of 'Aaja Nachle' and put up a very fascinating show. Towards the end, all of them performed the traditional Italian 'Tarantella' dance form which had everyone in the audience on their feet. The program ended with both the Indian and the Italian National Anthems.
Batch 17 enamored by the International Experience
XIME has brought meaning to the adage "The whole world's a village" by initiating the International Study Tour which is experienced by every student at the end of the first year. The students of Batch 17 visited different countries in Asia in this respect.
While one group proceeded to China and Hong Kong, the other group visited Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Revelation, excitement and a great learning experience was the USP of the international tour for the students of 17th batch of PGDM at XIME. The trip offered a unique and memorable experience for the students.
A total of 120 students visited Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand (MST). They got a chance to visit prominent universities which included the University of Kuala Lampur and Monash University in Malaysia. The students visited the School of Management Studies under these Universities and the visits enabled the students to get a first hand feel of management education in foreign soil. The students were given a formal orientation by the University staff and faculty and were taken around the campus. Following this, presentations were conducted by the Dean and Head of Human Relations for the School of Management Studies from both the universities. They briefed about the various courses offered by the Universities and the pedagogy followed in these schools of study. The tour also included visits to various industries and factories such as the World's largest Gem Factory in Thailand, Tin Factory and Palm Oil factory in Malaysia, palm oil production being the largest industry in Malaysia.
The group to China and Hong Kong comprised of 60 students. The group visited several landmarks such as The Great Wall of China, Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, Beijing. The students also visited two prestigious universities, namely, University of Beijing and Tongji University, Shanghai. Industry visits included a visit to IDEX Corporation, an Illinois based manufacturing firm engaged in fluidic systems and specially engineered products, and Shanghai Baosteel Group Corporation, a state owned iron and steel company headquartered in Shanghai. The industry visits exposed the students to new technologies, provided an understanding of the supply chain network in these countries and several other management practices that have evolved over the years.
In addition to the visits to universities and industries is the fact that students were exposed to different culture, tradition, way of doing business, governance and most importantly interaction with the local population. It was a first visit abroad for most of them and according to the students the experience of a lifetime began with the flight to the international destination itself.
Visit of Bryant University Team to XIME
The team comprising Prof V K Unni, VP, Academic Affairs and Prof Dr Madan Annavarjula , Associate Professor, Department of Management, Bryant University visited XIME on 19th August 2011. The team met with the President Prof J Philip, Director Dr Panduranga Rao and Prof C P Ravindranathan to explore possibilities of inter institute collaboration in terms of faculty and student exchange programmes, specific teaching assignments and Campus Abroad initiatives. The specifics of the exchange programme with Bryant University will be finalized in the near future upon visit of their President and Dean to XIME , Bangalore. The visiting team was presented with books and literature on XIME and the visit concluded with a lunch hosted for the team.
XIME - Campus Abroad Programme of Akron University, USA
XIME, Bangalore, hosted the team of students from Akron University, USA for their Campus Abroad Programme from 31st July to 8th August 2011. The visiting team was welcomed by the President of XIME, Prof J Philip at the XIME Lawns. The Campus Abroad Programme offered a wide spectrum of modules including those on Indian culture and management styles, the rise and growth of Bangalore as India's IT capital, an understanding of the Indian education scenario, Growth and challenges in Indian IT & BPO sectors, HR trends, challenges around managing Intellectual Property, and nuances of working with business partners in India, among others. Another highlight of the programme was the Industry visits which were highly appreciated by the participants, including visit to the Infosys campus, Mysore and that to Narayana Hrudayalaya where the team also had the opportunity to interact with Dr Devi Shetty. The participants were exposed to different topics such as Business Environment in India, Social and cultural aspects of business and the growth of Indian IT industry. The visiting team also had an informal interactions with the XIME students, including a panel discussion on "US and the rise of India and China". Overall it was an excellent learning experience with significant takeaways for the visiting team.