Monday Motivation: Mind to Market

As an educationist I have been seeking and working towards enhancement of industry academia partnership. In fact, through many of Symbiosis International University’s collaborations with organizations such as the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) and Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture (MCCIA) we have facilitated knowledge transfer from industry to academia, …

Monday Motivation: The Need for Interregional Collaboration for Effective Internationalisation of Higher Education

The topic for the sixth edition of the International Conference- SIU-AIU Annual Conference on Internationalization of Higher Education in India, was chosen with great deliberation. The topic thus chose was Interregional Collaboration for Effective Internationalisation of Higher Education. This came on the backdrop of several of my observations in regards to Internationalization of Higher Education, particularly …

Monday Motivation: Good Things Come in Learning Packages

Summer is in full bloom. Temperatures are soaring outside but even with the air conditioning, it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep the temperature in check at home. The greatest challenge that I see every day is the tussle that young mothers face in keeping their children engaged during the summer vacations. Both my daughter and …

Monday Motivation: Larger Goals

In my last blog I had talked about the role of universities in making students more employable by imparting skills to them. It is indeed the need of the hour as those who have skills and sufficient knowledge of the field will emerge to be the employers or job creators, thus strengthening the economy of the …

Monday Motivation: Powering Employment, True Empowerment!

I feel elated when I see that Symbiosis International University is contributing beyond the goals of education. I am sure you remember that it was just a few weeks ago when the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji inaugurated Aarogya Dham at Symbiosis International University. During his speech he had emphasized that universities should step …

Monday Motivation: Every Day is a Happy Day

Every Day is a Happy Day Yesterday was celebrated as the International Day of Happiness which led me to think that we should ideally celebrate everyday as Happiness Day. However, my observation of the recent times leads me to say that most people need reasons to be happy. When we were children we needed a reason …

Monday Motivation: A Golden Moment Indeed!

Sheer euphoria has ruled my mind since the last week, and therefore do excuse me for not being able to pen-down my blog last Monday. The reason was the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi Ji’s visit to Symbiosis as a Chief Guest for the Symbiosis Golden Jubilee celebrations, the biggest event that Symbiosis had ever witnessed …

Monday Motivation: Unofficial Ambassadors of Goodwill!

I often wonder whether a student’s journey with his/her education institution ends when he/she passes out of its portals? When I see the alumni network of some of the Ivy Leagues such as the Harvard University and the London Business School, I’m surprised to see how well the alumni are connected and engaged with their Alma …