Get set for the Global Immersion programmes

Guest Lecture SRMAP

The Office of International Relations and Higher Studies is organising a session titled Orientation for Global Immersion and Guidance to Prepare SOP to enable students to lay the groundwork for their abroad learning programmes with a resounding Statement of Purpose. Ms Saloni Sinha and Ms Pragyan Patnaik from the Birla Institute of Management Technology will address the gathering.

Date: September 29, 2022

Time: 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm

A Statement of Purpose (SOP) is one of the most substantial pieces of evidence to facilitate your abroad learning. The clarity it exudes will define your needs and goals in pursuing the programme. Unfortunately, students are struggling to put together an SOP owing to their lack of clarity in drafting the document. This session intends to cast light on all the prerequisites for abroad education and will train students to compose a convincing SOP.

Speakers’ Profile

Ms Saloni Sinha is a faculty of Communication & Future Skills at the Birla Institute of Management Technology, India. She is a gold medallist in Linguistics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She works in the domain of enhancing capabilities through her innovative teaching in the field of Communication, Theatre, Future skills, development communication and Intercultural Communication. Her research interests include employability skills, innovative classroom pedagogy, intercultural communication, corporate communication, development communication, education technology and translation. Ms Saloni has recently developed a novel SINHA’s COVID SEL 5X7 Matrix, a socio-emotional learning framework for educators. She is the recipient of the Youth Icon Award 2018 for her Theatre for Social Change initiatives. Ms Saloni is also empanelled as a casual translator in the Prime Minister’s Unit at the Press Information Bureau of the Government of India.

Ms Pragyan Patnaik takes an active interest in the Internationalisation of Higher Education Institutions. With more than a decade of international experience, her stint in the field began during her time as a Researcher in one of the leading Institutes of Technology in Germany – Leibniz University Hannover, in 2010. She has served in the field of Internationalisation of HEIs in various capacities in leading German universities, establishing academic and cultural bridges between India and Germany. She is the recipient of the prestigious Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Fellowship, Germany. Prior to BIMTECH, she served with a premier Indian institution and was responsible for developing the University’s International Relations Office and leading international programs.


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