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MET Celebrates ‘MUNIJAN 2011’ in Mumbai and South Africa

The University of Mumbai celebrated ‘Gandhi Jayanti’, as part of the 142nd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi the Father of the Nation, on 2nd October 2011. This celebration was under the banner of ‘MUNIJAN 2011’ and focused on the learnings and philosophies of the brand Gandhi and its application to the principles of management in the current industry context. On this special day the management students of University Institutes made presentations on Gandhian philosophy, relating it with micro-credit, micro-financing and self-sustainable village initiatives. Their ideas were showcased to a  panel  of  judges comprising  of  leading  philanthropists,  politicians,  social  activists and  academicians.

‘MUNIJAN 2011’ was also extended into a global exchange programme of students between India and South Africa on the above outlined mission. Students of University of Mumbai travelled to Pretoria in South Africa on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. MET Schools of Management students were actively involved in MUNIJAN 2011 celebrations at the University of Mumbai and also at South Africa.

Last year in 2010, the Vice-Chancellor of Mumbai had initiated a programme – Mumbai University New Initiatives for Joint Action Now (MUNIJAN) to coincide with the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. The concept was that students from Mumbai University should formulate and implement a small idea which will have a big impact on the society. Winners (two students from Sydenham Institute of management) and students from MET were given an opportunity to meet Mrs. Michele Obama – wife of President Obama on 2nd Oct. 2010.

As a follow up of this programme, the Vice Chancellor initiated discussions with University of South Africa (UNISA) for a delegation of Mumbai University students to visit and inform S.Africa students about our programme.

Accordingly two of MET students – one from MMS and one from eMBA Finance-Banking & Insurance (along with students from Bajaj, Sydenham and Welingkar Institute of Management) visited UNISA Campuses.

MET management team had a personalised discussion with Pro V.C. Dr. Baijnath and many other faculties of UNISA from various departments/faculties, Management, Leadership, African renaissance, etc. also initiated a preliminary discussion with Management college faculties, so that MET students interested in research work can take up work with UNISA professors. MET team visited Ashram run by Mahatma Gandhi’s great niece on 2nd Oct. 2011. Delegation discussed MUNIJAN at every possible opportunity.

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