The Department of Management Studies proudly conducted the International Students’ Global Residency Program for the students of University of California, Riverside between 3rd Jan to 7th Jan 2012. This unique and huge academic alliance was convened by Prof. V. C. Kotak and coordinated by Prof. (Ms) Rama Iyer.The Residency program consisted of a series of lectures by very eminent personalities form the corporate as well as the academic world. Dr Fleur Dsouza, Head-History Dept., St. Xavier’s College Mumbai, informed the audience regarding the ‘History of Mumbai’ and also arranged for a Heritage Walk for the International students. Prof. Asha Gala, Head-Dept. of Economics, SIES college of Arts Science and Commerce, addressed the audience on the ‘Mumbai Economy’. Prof. Chittaranjan Bhattacharjee Dean & SBU Head, Kuoni Academy delivered an explosive lecture on ‘Liberalisation, Privatization and Globalization’. The audience thoroughly enjoyed the session on ‘India’s Future Economy Growth’ delivered by Mr. Vincent Conrad, Director-Credit, J.M. Financial. Mr. Ashish Chopra, Associate Vice-President, Motilal Oswal Securities Ltd graced the Valedictory function and also compared the “US Perspective of Recession with that of other Nations”.In addition to the above, the International Students delegation was also taken for corporate visits to organizations like Tata Consultancy Services & Larsen & Toubro Infotech Ltd., where they learnt the genesis, growth and the challenges that the companies were facing.
UNITED STATES CONSULATE GENERAL MUMBAI
The Department of Management Studies in association with the Consulate General of United States,The American Library, proudly celebrated the International Women’s Day on the 18th of March 2015. The event was convened and coordinated by the In Charge Head of Department Prof Rama Iyer. The theme of the event was Women Empowerment.Ms. Brittney Stewart, Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer of the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Consulate General Mumbai,was the chief guest of the event.A documentary “Dark Girls”** was screened on this day. Dark Girls is a 2012 documentary movie that projects the issue of colourism based on skin tone among African Americans.There was an intense debate following the screening that discussed various issues like self esteem of dark skinned women,the impact of advertisements of bleaching creams on women and the spiritual strength of women.The department would be hosting many more such academic and socially relevant events in future too.
**Awards won by dark Girls:
2011 Toronto International Film Festival – Official Selection
2012 Pan African Film Festival – Audience Favorite, Documentary