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City alumni reminisce in India

City graduates take a trip down memory lane at alumni events in India.

by Matthew Little (Communications Officer)

The trip which was organised by City’s Alumni Relations Team and the Office for Global Engagement saw the events take place in Mumbai and New Deli.

At the event in Mumbai Professor Stanton Newman, Vice President International hosted a panel discussion on digital transformation in education.

Panellists included Professor Rajkumar Roy, Dean of the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering, Dr Steven Truxal, Reader in Aviation Law and Associate Dean International for City Law School, International Journalism alumna Spriha Srivastava, Executive Editor of Business Insider and Vikas Panditrao, Co-Founder Forum of Industry Academic Knowledge Sharing.

Alumni who attended the forum were also invited to share their memories of studying at City and in London.

Priyanka Shah (MSc Marketing, Strategy and Innovation 2018) said:

“When you are an international student at Cass, the School really becomes your home your fellow students become your family. Hence it feels bittersweet when you have to go back to your home country.

“When I got back to Mumbai, I was physically present here but I had left my heart back in London. So, the minute I heard there was an alumni reunion happening here, I jumped on the opportunity to attend it.

“It was such a pleasure reconnecting with fellow alumni and faculty members and reminisce about our experiences at City.”

Blended learning in India

Also, on the trip to India, City worked in partnership with the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) to host talks at universities in Bangalore, New Delhi and Mumbai.

City is a member of the ACU, which supports the development of higher education as a power for good across the Commonwealth and beyond.

Topics included talks on the growing challenge of teaching shortages at Indian universities and how blended learning through online materials could be used to address this.

Reflecting on the trip Dr Truxal said: “The speed at which demand is increasing for places in Indian higher education is staggering.

“There is great opportunity for City to cooperate with Indian institutions through blended learning, joint provisions and research collaborations.The delegation visit allowed us to connect with excellent ACU member universities and successful City alumni.”

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