XLRI looks at French connection- B-school to start a teacher exchange programme with foreign institute
Jamshedpur, Aug. 28: Students can wait — teachers will now be heading to foreign shore for an exchange programme.
XLRI School of Business and Human Resources will tie-up with Institute of Scientific Economy and Management of Lille (IESEG), France, for a teacher exchange programme to conduct research work.
The MoU between the two institutes was signed last year and the teachers would leave for France later this year.
Associate professor of management and organisation of IESEG Birgit Kleymann, who is also the co-ordinator of the programme, visited the institute to study the country and find out the subjects on which research can be conducted.
“I am here to understand the Indian market. We want to study the market, as every multinational company wants to invest here. We believe in the best therefore we tied up with XLRI. I am the industries, the work they do for thr people at large so that we can chalk out an area of interest. This will help us to chose a common subjects to work on,” said Kleymann.
IESEG, which belongs to Lille Catholic University, would take up corporate bigwigs of the steel city as their research subjects.
“I feel that Tata Steel can be a subject of research in terms of corporate citizenship, operations and processing. They conduct various responsibility events in the area. There are many aspects of the company that makes it interesting for research apart from it being a global player,” said Kleymann.
The professors of XLRI would study the finance, industrial relations and the luxury and fashion market.
Jeetu Singh, the professor of general management and human resource, said: “The programme would help us in gaining international exposure. This will help us as well as the students. Our experience would help the students in gaining an insight of industry and relations in the industrial sector. But we have not decided on the topics as yet.”
Professors from XLRI would stay in France for six months for the programme.
The business institutes are also contemplating students exchange programme. If the talks regarding the event is finalised then four students of the two institutes would get a chance to study in the other institute.
Plans are also on to conduct a teaching exchange programme. But talks regarding these are in the nascent stage.
“We zeroed in on India as it is easier to understand the country because of the Indo-European history. We want to spread our wings in India and thinking of a similar programme with IIM, Bangalore,” added the associate professor.
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