SCMS Pune Collaborates With Centro Paula Souza FATEC, Brazil For Coil 2021-22

Since its inception, the number of students participating in COIL has increased tremendously to over 300 in the year 2021-22

Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies (SCMS), Pune is among the very few in India to offer Collaborative Online International Learning, popularly known as COIL. COIL is a unique pedagogy that helps to connect faculty and students across the globe through academics. Also known as a virtual exchange, SCMS Pune started the initiative in 2019 with 93 students. Over the period of 3 years, the number of students participating in COIL has increased tremendously to over 300 in the year 2021-22. So far, SCMS Pune has completed six successful collaborations with its partner universities. 

The year 2021-22 was special for COIL as SCMS Pune took forward the collaboration with a focus on developing South-South relations, thus collaborating with a University in Brazil. The faculty and students from Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies, Pune collaborated with Centro Paula Souza FATEC, Brazil for numerous courses ranging from Organizational Behavior, Business Accounting, Fundamentals of Marketing, Management Accounting and Human Resource Management. 

The teams in India were led by Dr Adya Sharma (Director and Professor, SCMS) and a team of faculty comprising Dr Ashutosh Mathur, Dr Punit Mishra, Dr Shreya Virani, Prof Sonica Rautela and Prof Nehajoan Panackal, the team had a blend of faculty with different domain expertise. The team in Brazil comprised of Dr Osvaldo Junior Succi (Virtual Exchange Coordinator and Professor) with a team of faculty and support staff comprising of Prof Ana Carolina, Prof Neusa Haruka, Prof Ricardo Pompeu, Prof Angela Oliveira, Prof Danilo Sorroce, Prof Luciana Panaro , Prof Daniel Faria Chaim, Prof Antonio César Dall Evedove, Prof Maurício Roberto Ortiz de Camargo, Prof Luciana Maia, Prof. Ricardo Trovao, Prof Vania Regina Alves De Souza, Prof Patrícia Januária, Prof Luciani Alvareli, Prof Patricia Patricio.  The faculty from both universities collaborated in identifying and designing coursework that promoted intercultural exposure and subject-specific learning. 

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