A delegation of students of the department of Comparative Study of Cultures, faculty of Humanities, and two faculty members from TSURU University, Japan, visited MYRA School of Business as a part of their study tour.
The study tour involved a week long immersion programme to do a study of cultural fabrics of the two countries. It entailed a tour to Karnataka state, especially Mysuru and Bengaluru.
The objective of the study tour was to understand the social and cross cultural consequences of development and globalization through a field visit to South India, interactions with student communities, rural, tribal and industry visits.
They visited four cities of South India, Bengaluru, Mysuru, Ooty and Wayanad. They paid a visit to tribal hamlets near Gundlupet, tribal areas near Ooty, an organic farm near Mandya and an experimental school near Chamarajanagar. These visits offered the Japanese students to have experiential learning opportunities to understand the social and cultural aspects both from Indian and Japan perspective. “This programme offered a great opportunity to the students of MYRA to interact with Japanese students to gain global perspectives and learn firsthand the nuances of intercultural issues,” said Dr Shrijay Urs, Executive Director, MYRA.
The delegation participated in a week long programme which also included academic sessions which were oriented towards the socio-cultural scenario of the country. The sessions were handled by experts in their respective fields.