The students of PGDM at Jaipuria School of Business got an opportunity to attend the guest lecture by Dr Ramnath Srinath, Professor (IB), Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand on 2nd August 2018. The speaker talked in detail about the ASEAN, Association of South East Asian Nations. ASEAN is an association of ten nations namely Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Laos, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia and Myanmar. Prof. Srinath informed the students about various aspects of the association and how these countries, in collaboration, have been able to form a formidable alliance in terms of economic growth. The Association promotes intergovernmental cooperation and facilitates economic, political, security, military, educational, and sociocultural integration amongst its members and other Asian countries.

The Speaker also talked in detail about the benefits that India may get from participating with ASEAN. The session was highly interactive and informative. Students got many of their queries resolved by the speaker.

The Director, Dr S.K. Mahapatra, in his address, conveyed thanks to the speaker for sharing the information and further, pointed out the strengths of ASEAN. The programme concluded with the Director felicitating the Guest Speaker with a memento as a token of gratitude.