International exchange students at BIMTECH
BIMTECH welcomed students from its partner universities under the exchange program. Students who have joined BIMTECH are from KEDGE Business School, Marseille, France; KEDGE Business School, Bordeaux, France; NEOMA Business School, France and UAM, Spain. The Centre for International Affairs conducted and orientation session for them to familiarize them with the academic and administrative norms of the institute. Students are enthusiastically participating in activities organized by various clubs and conduits.
The Conduit of International Affairs conducted its orientation program on 22nd September 2015 for all the exchange students who had arrived here few days earlier. Students from Kedge Business School, NEOMA Business School and UAM joined BIMTECH to study under the exchange program. The event started with the introduction of all the exchange students followed by an introduction by the conduit members. Exchange students were extremely excited to travel to different places around India. Also, each one of them had a wide variety of hobbies and interests like swimming, football, soccer, travelling, dancing etc.
Various activities were organized to give them a feel about India and BIMTECH. A drawing competition was held and the topic given to them was their perspective on India. It seems that they had already done a lot of research on India as most of them started drawing various historical places quickly like the The Taj Mahal, Red Fort and even the Hawa-Mahal. Following this we showcased to them a video of Incredible India after which they could compare their perspective and what they could really expect from their visit here. This was followed by a small quiz on different countries and their specialities. The quiz turned out to be quite participative and was enjoyed by everybody. The winners were given homemade chocolates. Next, was a French song Supriya, an executive member of CIA. They were also shown video of life at the BIMTECH campus and all its activities which they could look forward to and participate in it. The informal orientation ended on a good note with the last performance of the evening by Mayank and Mathias from PFH, Germany. The star attraction of the orientation was Mathias who was already here since 3 months and wooed the crowd with his Bhangra performance. After a warm welcome as well as a farewell to those exchange students who had completed their term here, the Conduit members and the incoming students then proceeded for dinner at the Stellar Gymkhana. We were glad to see their eagerness to learn Hindi and to learn various Indian dance forms.
Students are actively participating in various activities organized by the institute and the student clubs and conduits.