Business & the Supply Chain Courses and Internships in India

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Logistics and Supply Chain Management are key to understanding and prospering in the rapidly growing Indian economy. India is growing as a source and destination for most countries.

Explore opportunities, understand issues and develop relationships for future engagement with India. Visit industrial, business and logistics operations, meet with trade and commerce organisations. And along the way you'll have plenty of exposure to the warm and vibrant people of India, the fantastic southern Indian cuisine, the natural beauty and wildlife reserves, the temples and shopping malls and the deep culture which influences all business and social activities.

This programme, for international business and supply chain students and practitioners, includes an internship option. It is designed and delivered in collaboration with the highly respected Bannari Amman Institute of Technology in Tamil Nadu.

See the 2016 programme images here: https://youtu.be/HL_YLY1VJ_0

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based on 7 reviews
  • Academics 8.4
  • Support 9.4
  • Fun 9.6
  • Housing 9.9
  • Safety 9.9
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Tyla
10/10

Study in India

This was by far a life changing experience and one I recommend anyone to do if they are granted the opportunity. Whilst it may seem daunting at first being away for 6 weeks, take that leap into the unknown. The team at GB education and Bannari Amman look after you better than you could ever imagine so you are definitely in good hands. The international experience in terms of participating and being exposed to Indian culture is such an eye opening affair and understanding how other places in the world conduct business really have helped shape my business future.

Yes, I recommend
Ooty Tea Plantation
Gabriel
9/10

Best Study Trip since France

The study facility & accomodation at Bannari Amman Institute of Technology are world class. The guest house was a place where it felt like home away from home. The environment that the staff at the college, and guest house provided, was an atmosphere that I both feel comfortable and at ease. The recreational facilities include a gym for guests that was both modern and spacious.

The quality of the learning experience at the BIT institute and Quantum Knits exceeded my expectation of India, because of the technical knowledge and the enthusiasm that staff and a textile manufacturing company have passed onto us. A significant factor to the success of the study tour is the well structured programme.

It exceeded every expectation that I had about the people, culture, business and philanthropy. Giles Brooker's team in Coimbatore, not only managed a well run tour, but also provided us the opportunity to take on extra cultural experiences, such as elephant riding, temple visits. Just a holistic sense of what it is like to do business there. Not to mention, the academic staff (PhD students) that accompanied us on the tour was very knowledgeable and in accommodating our cultural differences.

The level of engagement in India was a lot more in depth and challenging. That is weekly presentations to industry experts, gave me the chance to really get my information right. At Victoria University, my learning experience is primarily assignment based on theoretical underpinnings of human resource management, economics, finance and corporate social responsibility. In comparison, the study tour in India both provided a chance to explore academic literature and experience what it is like in real world business.

The highlight for me would be Quantum Knit's internship. Dhanabalan, Vice President, really passed onto me a first hand knowledge of what top management deals with on a day to day basis. An experience with learning about the different divisions of a garment manufacturing company, widened my scope on how a business chain solutions and logistics work in Tamil Nadu. The opportunity to meet buyers (customers) of Quantum Knits illustrated a proud sense of business ethics that Dhanabalan carries within QK.

The overseas study tour and internship have enabled me to gain the confidence and necessary cultural sensitivity for communicating and successfully navigating through a wide variety of business models. That is the vis-à-vis business skills, that is face to face meetings, leadership within an international setting. But most of all, the stuff that I cannot read about in literature.

My outlook in overseas work and internships have changed now. That is I am a lot more confident in developing professional business relationships. Outlook is optimistic, because of the positive experience in India, have led me to be more open to opportunities overseas, India and other countries abroad.

How can this program be improved?
I honestly do not think there is any thing that would have prepared me better than the guide that Prabha have put together from Giles Brooker Group. The guide was comprehensive and relevant for the time that I spent in India.
Yes, I recommend
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Shalini
9/10

Business & the Supply Chain in India, Study Tours and Internships

I feel very privileged to have been given this amazing opportunity to study and experience Logistics and Supply Chain in India for 6 weeks. The organisers at BIT did a marvellous job, incorporating the various industry visits with sightseeing. We travelled to some amazing places like the Mysore Palace, Otty, Chennai just to name a few. The accommodation at BIT is 5-star luxury and the food is amazing. I must say we were very well looked after by the staff there and treated like Kings and Queens. We visited various industries such as textiles, healthcare, distribution, soap manufacturing, tea manufacturing, cold storage warehouses, beverage manufacturing and bottling. These all were very interesting and provided an insight on how business is conducted in India. I would highly recommend this study tour.

How can this program be improved?
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Sabian
10/10

Life-changing, don't miss it.

This study tour has been a once in a life time experience for sure! You really get to experience the heart of South India and gain a valuable perspective on business in another country. From the Tea-laden mountains of Ooty to the vast backwaters of Kerala, to the jam-packed mega-cities of Bangalore and Chennai, you get to experience the real South India. And from all the friendly and personable people you meet, you get to experience South India's heart. A good balance of getting the tourist experience (visiting all the incredible sights) and the local experience (attending festivals, visiting homes, getting a good glimpse into India, behind-the-scenes). The businesses you visit for the supply chain tour are a wide variety of industries. Some are very traditional whilst others are very modern, all providing a varied, interesting and valuable learning experience. Can't speak highly enough of the guest quarters - five star service, five star facilities. You are in very safe, friendly and knowledgeable hands with Giles Brooker Education and BIT. Lots of laughter, lots of learning.

Yes, I recommend
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Mohammed
9/10

Supply Chain and Logistics Field Study India

From day 1 the rides been awesome and extra ordinary.
From trying and enjoying the new food delicacies to the rich culture and an overall experience in traditional Supply Chain in India the experience has to be one the highlights of my life. We starting with visiting the rich cultural heritage of India by visiting the temples and getting involved in their Pongal festival.
the ride from here was full throttle.
Around 20 industrial visits to 2 weeks of Internship allowed us a broad and in depth insight of the work culture in India.

How can this program be improved?
fields of Internship as this was the first for Supply Chain I am sure its just going to get better.
Yes, I recommend
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Aimee
10/10

An experience of a lifetime

The opportunity to study abroad and live like a local for 6 weeks in South India was incredible. Our hosts at BIT really looked after us, made us feel welcomed and were the first to go out of their way to assist us with any issues we faced. The itinerary was well thought out with a great balance of exploring south India and academic work. We had a vast range of industry visits including manufacturing, healthcare, textile, and distribution which all expanded and enhanced our knowledge of logistics and supply chain management. The accomodation at BIT guesthouse was incredible. The facilities were great, the staff went above and beyond for us and the food was so tasty. We never went hungry! The sights, noise, smells, selfies, people and the food really added another element to this adventure. This experience has provided me with both personal and professional development and for that, I 100% recommend this study tour to anyone who is considering it. I have the fondest memories of my time in India.

Yes, I recommend
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Tim
10/10

Getting to know India

What a great decision! Visiting people on farms, in factories, at University and at markets is a fantastic way to learn about how people live. The small part of southern India I got to see is full of warm, industrious and engaging people all making their lives matter in a country that is undergoing huge change. The accommodation and food at BIT is fantastic - as hosts the guest house team are better than most hotels I've stayed in.
The BIT team had also put together a comprehemsive itinerary that allowed us to see supply chains in action from farm to plate and raw material to retail and export. We met senior executives who gave their time freely and demonstrated a desire to learn as much from us as we did from them - a genuine exchange.
The noise, colour, traffic, poverty, wealth and sheer numbers of people are all more than expected and the stark contrasts I saw every day from one side of the street to other will be an enduring memory.
One of the best things I've done and thoroughly recommend it.

How can this program be improved?
Another week would've been good but I didn't have the time. Another time based issue was not having time to go into a few supply chains in more detail - particularly peer reviews back at BIT. Always difficult to find right balance between variety and depth.
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