The School of Management organized its annual international exposure to Malaysia and Singapore for six days from 27th July to the 2nd of August 2019. A total of 21 students accompanied by Prof. Stephen Deepak, Faculty- School of Management visited the two countries for this knowledge enrichment programme.
The team from the School of Management left for Malaysia on the 27th of July from the Bengaluru International Airport. The morning of the 28th of July was spent exploring the various heritage and cultural sites of Malaysia. The students were taken to the King's palace where the political and the monarch system of Malaysia were explained to them. The students also visited national heritage and religious sites which are the heart of Malaysia’s culture. In the noon, the students had the privilege of visiting the twin towers, which is located in the central hub of Kuala Lumpur. The towers were mostly operated through artificial intelligence and the students were able to experience this augmented reality first hand.
On the 29th of July, the students were taken to the Sunway Lagoon, one of the biggest amusement parks in East Asia. The team was able to spend their time there in leisure and relaxation. The students left for Singapore the next day and upon arrival were taken to New Water, a water purification plant that is at the heart of Singapore’s quest for a sustainable way of life. The students were taken through the process of purification and the various technologies involved in the process. Singapore strives to become a self-reliant nation and New Water is one of those schemes which drive the country to realize this dream.
The students were then taken around a short tour of Singapore where the group's guide explained how the country has strived and developed despite having many limitations. Singapore is a land of small proportion and to accommodate a larger population underground facilities have been built which includes shopping malls, highways, establishments, etc. Singapore is also a culturally sensitive place where the majority of the populations are Chinese, Indians, and Arabs. Many of the top international companies have set up their headquarters in the country and the students were allowed to see some of these buildings.
The students were taken to the Sentosa islands the next day where they were allowed to visit the world’s biggest aquarium. The students were truly mesmerized by the huge number of aquatic species living in different types of habitats in the aquarium. The team was also given the experience of the well-renowned cable kart ride and the water show at Sentosa Islands. The next day was spent at the Universal Studios where the students were exposed to many forms of activities ranging from rock climbing to rides that involved augmented reality. The students flew back to India the very next day bringing a fun-filled learning experience to an end.
We would like to thank the School of Management for giving the students this exposure where learning was done at an international level. The students made memories they would not forget in this lifetime or the next and we hope that this opportunity would be given to the coming batches as well. -Demetrius Jacob Emmanuel, II Year, MBA