Friday, April 13, 2012

Visit by SRRU Academics and Network to Manipur, India

Report of the Visit by Surindra Rajabhat University Academics and Network Members
to Manipur University, Imphal City,
Manipur State, India, April 2-7, 2012

Description:

A visit of academics, doctoral students, and related network members of Surindra Rajabhat University (SRRU), Surin Province, Thailand to Manipur State hosted by Manipur University, Manipur, India. These 12-16 member delegates have intention to gather first hand experiences of Manipur State and Manipur University in particular. The continuous dialogue and plans will be toward the possibility of staff and student exchange programs in related fields – such as areas with demands in Thailand, (1) Teaching Thai Language – As Communicative Tools, at Manipur University, Imphal City (2) Teaching English as a Second language (To Thai academic staff, graduate students, undergraduate students as well as secondary school students in Thailand), and (3) a BS or BA International program in Hospitality Management (Using English as the medium of Instruction with students of 25-40 percent from Non-Thais).

Objectives:

1. To provide experiences for staff members and graduate students from Surin Rajabhat University, in the world beyond their community and country, using Manipur State and Manipur University as the case of study.

2. To utilize know-how in business and academic program development by using regional & international collaborations, particularly promoting students and staff exchange.

3. To strengthen the collaboration between Surindra Rajabhat University, Surin, Thailand, and Manipur University, India

Result-Based Purposes:

3 business plans will be drafted with consultation from both collaborating universities – Manipur University, State of Manipur of India and Surindra Rajabhat University, Surin Province, Thailand. The assigned timeframe is 3-6 months to finish the proposals.

Participants of the Trip

12 Participants from Surindra Rajabhat University and network members are as follows:

นายประกอบ คุปรัตน์
Asso Prof Dr. Pracob Cooparat

Chairperson, Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership and Administration, Surindra Rajabhat University (SRRU), former Deputy Director of SEAMEO Secretariat

นายฐาปนา บุญหล้า
Professor Dr. Thapana Boonlar

Member of Governing Board, Surindra Rajabhat University, experienced and visionary consultant in industrial & logistics development

นายนภดล พูลสวัสดิ์
Assi Prof Dr. Napadon Poonsawasd

Director, Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership and Administration, Surindra Rajabhat University (SRRU)

นายพีระศักดิ์ วรฉัตร
Dr. Peerasak Worachat

Instructor, Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership and Administration, Surindra Rajabhat University (SRRU)

นายธีรวัตร์ ภูระธีรานรัชต์
Dr. Terawat Puriranrat

Instructor, Surindra Rajabhat University (SRRU), Surin Province

นายวสันต์ชัย กากแก้ว
Dr. Vasanchai Kak Kaew

Vice President, Surindra Rajabhat University (SRRU) ), Surin Province

นายวิเศษ ชิณวงศ์
Dr. Wises Chinawong

Instructor, Educational Management, Surindra Rajabhat University (SRRU)

นายธง หงศ์ลดารมภ์
Mr. Tong Hongladaromp

Managing Director, A.E.C. Arch. & Eng. Consultants Co.,Ltd. - Distinguished architect specializing in resort towns development, MIT graduate

นายประสิทธ์ ยามาลี
Mr. Prasit Yamali

Former Head of the Dept of Marketing program, MBA program, Kasetsart University (formerly The University of Agriculture), Bangkok, Thailand

นางจริยา หงศ์ลดารมภ์
Mrs. Chariya Hongladaromp

Finance Director, A.E.C. Arch. & Eng. Consultants Co.,Ltd.

นางสาวจันทรนิภา ฤทธิประศาสน์
Miss Chantaranipa Ridhiprasart

Finance Manager, Siam CyberEd & SilverTree Co.Ltd. Land Development, Bangkok, Thailand

น.ส.ประภาพร บุญปลอด
Miss Prapaporn Boonplord

SRRU Trip coordinator

Doctoral student, in Educational Leadership and Administration, and an instructor at the Faculty of Management Sciences, Surindra Rajabhat University (SRRU)

12 participating members

Trip Report

Day I: April 2, 2012

10:00 hrs The SRRU bus leaves the Surindra Rajabhat University (SRRU) in Muang Surin to Suvarnabhumi Airport

17:00 hrs Check in at Jet Airline Counter, Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thailand

20:20 hrs 9W 065 H Takes off from Suvarnabhumi Airport

21:25 hrs Arrives at Kolkata Airport, India to be welcomed by R. K. Sherjit, representative from Manipur University, and check in at Astoria Hotel, Kolkata.

Astoria Hotel
6/2/3, Sudder Street, Kolkata, India

Day II: April 3, 2012

06:00 hrs Enjoy morning walk tour of downtown Kalkata around Astoria Hotel. Mr. Sherjit called it “Khaosan Road or Khao Sarn Road(Thai: ถนนข้าวสาร) of Kalkata, India”.

07:00 hrs Breakfast then check out from Astoria

08:00 hrs At Kolkata Airport, check in (Jet Airline Counter)

10:55 hrs The Jet Airline to Imphal Airport, Manipur State, India

13:35 hrs. Arrives at Imphal Airport, Manipur, northeastern region, one of “Seven sister states of India”, welcomed by representative of Manipur University at Imphal Airport

Prof: Th. Ratankumar Singh, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of English
Dean, Students’ Welfare
Manipur University
Canchipur, 795 003, IMPHAL, Manipur, India
Phone: 0385-2435141, Fax: 0385-2435145
E-mail: ratanthouna@manipuruniv.ac.in

Check in at Classic Hotel in Imphal, Manipur, meeting with representatives from Manipur State government

18:10 hrs Meets Administrator from Manipur Government from Manipur area (evening). It was to orientate 12 members from SRRU about the context of Manipur as the state and also Manipur University.

T. Mangibabu Singh
Government Chief Whip, Manipur
Qtr. No. 5/V, Babupara, Imphal, Manipur – 795-001

O. Nabakishore, IAS
Principal Secretary
Dept. of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of Manipur
Room No. 214 West Block, New Secretariat
Imphal, Manipur

Discussion and briefing about Manipur plan and vision, including highways that can link Manipur State to Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos PDR, and Thailand.

19:00 hrs Dinner at Classic Hotel

Day III: April 4, 2012

07:00 hrs Breakfast at the Hotel

09:30 hrs At Manipur University – 12 members from Surindra Rajabhat University were welcomed by the Vice Chancellor and his administration.

Discussion led by:

Prof. H. Nandakumar Sarma
Ph.D. (Lond).DIC, Ph.D. (BHU)
Vice Chancellor, Manipur University

Introductory discussion with the Vice Chancellor and administrative team, deans and selected department heads of the University, focusing on the future collaboration between the 2 universities and related networks.

The collaboration of 2 universities, Manipur University, India and Surindra Rajabhat University of Thailand have great potential in various areas. But in the beginning we will focus at the 3 selected projects:

Project I: Thai Language Teaching as a Second Language in Manipur University, with a visiting teaching staff from Surindra Rajabhat University. Dr. Vasanchai Kakkaew will serve as the coordinator on SRRU part.

ดร. วสันต์ชัย กากแก้ว - Dr. Vasanchai Kakkaew, Vice President, Surindra Rajabhat University (SRRU), Surin Province, Thailand
Mobile: 085-857-8444

The business plan should be readied within 3 months.

Project II: Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) in Thailand & Manipur. In Thailand, SRRU wants to improve English as communicative skill for faculty members, graduate students, and undergraduate students, in line with ASEAN Vision 2015. Assi Professor Dr. Napadon Poonsawad will serve as the coordinator on SRRU part.

ผศ.ดร. นภดล พูลสวัสดิ์ - Assi Prof Dr. Napadon Poonsawasd, Director, Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership and Administration, Surindra Rajabhat University (SRRU)
Mobile: 081-879-9809

The business plan should be readied in 4 months

Project III: BS/BA in Hospitality Management – A joint Program between Surindra Rajabhat University & Manipur University. In Thailand there will be a need for International program at BS degree level

ดร. ธีรวัตร์ ภูระธีรานรัชต์ - Dr. Terawat Puriranrat, Instructor, Surindra Rajabhat University (SRRU), Surin Province
Mobile: 084-477-7667

The business plan should be readied in 6 months.

Dr. Pracob Cooparat will serve as the linkage person for SRRU, and Prof: Th. Ratankumar Singh, Ph.D., Professor, Department of English, Dean, Students’ Welfare, will serve as the linkage person for Manipur University.

There will be business plan for each of the 3 project, persons assigned, working online, and reporting to the administration of both universities and need for a completed program approval.

Project I: will be worked out in details by Dr. Vasanchai Kakkaew, Vice President of SRRU will coordinate matter in Thailand

ดร. วสันต์ชัย กากแก้ว - Dr. Vasanchai Kakkaew, Vice President, Surindra Rajabhat University (SRRU), Surin Province, Thailand

12:30 hrs Lunch at Manipur University

13:30 hrs Participating in activities arranged by Manipur University

18:30 hrs Dinner and back to Hotel/ opened for evening activities around town.

Day IV: April 5, 2012

07:00 hrs Breakfast at the Hotel

08:00 hrs visited places of interest like (Shree Shree Govindaj) Temple, Kangla, Manipur State Museum)

11:00 hrs visited Manipur Legislative Assembly Complex (New)

12:30 hrs Lunch at Classic Hotel, Imphal

13:30 hrs Visited Loktak Lake

16:00 hrs Returned from Loktak Lake

19:00 hrs Dinner at Classic Hotel, Imphal

Day V: April 6, 2012

07:00 hrs Breakfast at the Hotel

08:00 hrs Short discussion between Dr. Pracob Cooparat and Prof: Th. Ratankumar Singh, Ph.D, Professor, Department of English, Dean, Students’ Welfare, Manipur University, at Classic Hotel, Imphal

A visit and saying farewell from L. Ibomcha Singh, Former Secretary (Law) M.L.A., Manipur, Resi: Keisamthong Laisom Leirak, Imphal West- 795001, Manipur, India, at Classic Hotel, Imphal, Manipur, India

09:00 hrs Visited Sangai Captive Breeding Farm

10:00 hrs Visit Central Agricultural University (CAU), IROISEMBA, IMPHAL – 795 004, MANIPUR (INDIA) - DEAN – N. Iboton Singh, offering up to M.Sc (Agri), Phd, FPSI

At Central Agricultural University - courses Offered : B.Sc. (Agri), (Four year duration), M.Sc. (Agri), in Agronomy, Plant Pathology, Horticulture, Plant Breeding & Genetics, Soil Science & Agril. Chemistry, Entomology, etc.

13:00 hrs Lunch at Classic Hotel, Imphal, Manipur

14:00 hrs Visited residence of the representative Manipur Assembly, representing Loktak Lake Area, having tea and short dialogue before leaving to Imphal Airport.

15:30 hrs Checked in at the Imphal Airport (Jet Airline Counter) and said good bye to Mr. Sherjit.

17:40 hrs The 9W2880 S plane departed Imphal Airport to Kolkata Airport

19:30 hrs The plane arrived at Kolkota Airport, immigration and custom checks.

20:00 hrs Dinner at the Airport Restaurant, Kolkata Airport

22:40 hrs All 12 members checked in (Jet Airline Counter) at the Kolkata Airport

Day VI: April 7, 2012

01:30 hrs The 9W 066 H plane departed Kolkata Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport

05:40 hrs Arrived at Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thailand

06:30 hrs The SRRU bus left Suvarnabhumi Airport back to SRRU, Surin Province

14:00 hrs The SRRU group arrived at SRRU, Surin Province

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