Erasmus staff mobility grant takes SIBM Pune faculty members to Aston University United Kingdom 

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Pune, 27th June 2022: SIBM Pune is one among the few Indian B Schools to collaborate with Aston University -United Kingdom (UK) and win the prestigious Erasmus+ staff mobility grant. This grant has enabled five faculty members from SIBM Pune (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune) – Dr V V Ravi Kumar , Dr Poorinma Tapas, Dr Deepika Pandita, Dr Shailesh Rastogi and Dr Sonal Shree – to visit Aston University United Kingdom for 10 days training, which will help them understand the academic processes of a triple crowned Business School – Aston Business School – United Kingdom.

The faculty members are presently at Birmingham United Kingdom to understand the academic and administrative processes of the B School which can help them to suggest changes to the academic and administrative processes at SIBM Pune. The air travel, boarding & lodging and all the incidental expenses related to the travel is fully funded by the grant.

Aston University, United Kingdom is a public research university situated in the city centre of Birmingham, England. Aston began as the Birmingham Municipal Technical School in 1895, evolving into the UK’s first College of Advanced Technology in 1956. Aston Business School is part of an elite group of global business schools which holds the gold standard of ‘triple-crown’ accreditation from AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. Aston University is currently top 100 in the World for Business and Management in the QS World Subject Rankings.

Speaking about this, Dr Ramakrishnan Raman – Director SIBM Pune and Dean Faculty of Management Symbiosis International (Deemed University) shared, “International Mobility is a valuable mechanism to help strengthen relations between institutions around the world. This project enables faculty members SIBM Pune to undertake training in the field of interdisciplinary, collaborative and impactful research. The faculty members will not only gain academic knowledge, but also a wealth of other skills and knowledge of another country’s HEI (Higher Education Institution) processes. This exchange was possible due to the support extended by Prof. Dr Pawan Budhwar Head, Aston Business School, Associate PVC International (India) Aston University, Birmingham, UK.”