The GIBS and Lincoln College USA MOU shares a productive vision
Summary: Academic and professional success are assured when institutions join hands and work together for the benefit of student futures.
Just like two great personalities coming together, the two glorious institutions mutuallymet on 19th December, 2018. Involving the dedicated educational officials of both institutions, Global Institute of Business Studies students exhibited a collage of traditional songs and dances to signify a diverse culture. The lilting gestures and melodies of Bharatnatyam and Kathak along with the Northeast dance did represent an intense microcosm of India.
An ode to American business education
While America represents the finest of business management education, the same principles are nowadays taught in colleges across the world. The digital revolution has brought a wonderful fusion and exchange of study materials online, a great blessing for students and workers alike.
The busy day carried a lot of expectations and the future is now assured with the MOU. Late in the day during tea at the poolside came the interaction by the foreign delegates with the GIBS faculty and students regarding what lay close to the heart. The two institutions would promote student and faculty exchange programs soon to facilitate a common platform of sharing resources and learning together. The impact upon student career prospects opens up grand new vistas of opportunities.
Going around the sprawling campus
Soon after the arrival, the visitors got a taste of one of the best AICTE approved PGDM colleges in Bangalore during the morning. The world class educational infrastructure compares favorably with the best in the country and the visitors were certainly impressed with the green spick and span campus.
The auspicious program commenced with the Invocation Prayer and the Lamp Lighting. Meanwhile, Dr. K.Aparna Rao, Director, GIBS, was ready with the welcome speech.
In their powerful presentations, the Lincoln College, Illinois representatives described the college and courses available along with fascinating details. Hamin D. Shabazz, D.P.A, Vice President, Educational Affairs, and Jonathan E. Pierce, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, provided dynamic glimpses into the life at Lincoln College.
Mr. Ritesh Goyal, Managing Director, GIBS, highlighted the institute vision for the future and it is the faculty and students who will live out that dream. When the interaction turned out to be a success story and an MOU was signed between Lincoln College, USA and GIBS Business School, India, it represented a sweet, successful moment of togetherness.
By the time Prof. Lakshmi R. B. delivered the Vote of Thanks, a milestone had been crossed and it was smooth sailing after the technical hurdles had been crossed. The suspense existed no longer and the MOU had been fruitfully signed.
The starry business skies of Bangalore
Blessed with infinite business conglomerates in fields like software, automobiles and telecommunications, healthcare and hospitality among many others, Bangalore represents a flowering of commercial dreams. A business management graduate seeks such a fertile playing field! If it is asked what makes a successful business institution, the answer would certainly include faculty and infrastructure. GIBS has the best resources, human and material.
A word of praise for technology
Particularly in the shared educational vision, the virtual world already provides a rich meeting ground for institutions worldwide. Collaborations and putting heads together have already been the norm and affiliations with institutes and universities abroad go a long way in providing inspiration and promoting links that may endure all lifelong. The visit on the 19th went a step further and brought together the dignitaries of the two institutions face to face for a better understanding rather than virtual meetings online alone.
Author bio: The writer of this article is an eminent educationist connected with business management. He considers Global Institute of Business Studies the best B school in Bangalore.