Rai University’s collaborative program ‘Discover Vibrant Gujarat and India’ promotes Global partnerships wherein Indian professors and industry experts deliver lectures on culture and doing business in India. Industry partners offer internships and practice-based research programs to the participants. Students and faculties from eminent universities like University of Pardubice, University of Pittsburg, Texas Tech University, London School of Economics & many others continue to avail of this unique program. Under this program, students and accompanying faculty can visit India for up to 2 weeks wherein, Rai University bears the entire cost of boarding & lodging. Delegates can participate in custom-designed classes on culture, economy, political environment and doing businesses in India. We also organize industry visits and offer valuable opportunities for internship, research and networking in the country. Hence, it is a golden opportunity to visit India and taste the Indian culture.

Dossier - Discover India Program – Rai University

From inception, the mission of Rai University, Ahmedabad was clear, to be the best universities in India by providing the highest standards of teaching and research and to collaborate with other colleges or universities not only in India but also abroad. Rai University, Ahmedabad has always recognized the importance of opening up to the world and welcoming the intelligent minds into India and sharing an International Knowledge Sharing Opportunity for the local student community.

Now, no one doubts that India will become one of the superpowers in the world. It‘s just a matter of time. Yet, the way to become a superpower will not be achieved unless we know global practices and how to adopt the best practices that can gain us a global acceptability as a true superpower. Rai University is taking an initiative of opening up India to the global intellectuals who are curious about uniqueness and dynamics of India and seeking answers to their academic endeavors. Through Discover India‘ program, Rai University is trying to uphold its mission until our great nation India finds its deserved place in the world.

Glimpses of the entire Programme:

India has rich cultural heritage and the prime objective of this programme is to help students explore and learn about Indian culture. Culture‘ includes many aspects, majorly the way we live, our traditions, customs, rituals, beliefs, music, art, theatre, literature, food, etc. Therefore, the Discover India Programme has been designed to fulfill the understanding of Indian Culture. The day of the students began in the lush green campus with Yoga.

During the ten days, students visited famous tourist spots of Ahmedabad like Siddi Saiyad ni  Jali, poles of Ahmedabad, The Methodist Church, Mahatma Mandir, Gandhi Ashram, Akshardham, Kankaria Lake, Sardar Patel Memorial, etc. various academic institutions which  are best at national and international level like IIM-A, National Institute of Design, CEPT, etc. Shopping spots like Alpha One mall, Law Garden, National Handloom, Khadighar and other handicraft showrooms in Ahmedabad. Czech students also visited one of the best and the most popular Radio Station of India – Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM.

They relished delicious meals at campus, which gave them an experience of various cuisines in India and also traditional Guajarati food at some of the best restaurants in Ahmedabad. Darpana is a centre for the arts in Ahmedabad, India, started in 1949 by space scientist Vikram Sarabhai and legendary dancer choreographer Mrinalini Sarabhai, to teach the arts and to propagate Indian arts through performances. Since 1977 Dr. Mallika Sarabhai, dancer, actor, publisher, writer, social activist, has been its Director.

Students attended a workshop at Darpana Academy by Dr. Mallika Sarabai, through this workshop they learnt about Indian culture via Indian folk dance. It was a life time experience for them. It was a great experience for students when they learnt about Sikhism, which is the world‘s fifth largest religion by visiting a Gurudwara. At the Gurudware, they attended the gurbani kirtan; they were briefed about Sikhism and Sikh culture. This was followed by their visit to the Langar where they learnt about the principle of equality and ‗Seva‘.

Students  also  visited  ―Dhamma  Pitha‖  –  Vipassana  Center  at  Dholka  Taluka,  Ahmedabad. Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India‘s most ancient techniques of meditation. It is the process of self-purification by self-observation. ‗Seva‘ means service. The students understood and experienced the joy of giving by serving and being guests at ‗Seva Café, Ahmedabad‘.