LBSIM x TelU: Design Thinking & Sociopreneurship Immersion

LBSIM x TelU: Design Thinking & Sociopreneurship Immersion

LBSIM or Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, India sent their students to Telkom University to conduct immersion program starting from October 11th to October 20th, 2022.  A total of 13 students of LBSIM, accompanied by 1 lecturer came to Telkom University to enhance their knowledge as well as experience Indonesian culture. Telkom University, through International Office and School of Economics and Businesses designed short course program under the theme Design Thinking & Sociopreneurship Immersion Program 2022 for students of LBSIM. In this program students of LBSIM will involve in various activities, including:

  1. Class Discussion
  2. Workshop Session
  3. Object Study Visit
  4. Social Visit
  5. Excursion to Natural Panorama

Visiting Indonesia to participate in this immersion program, students of LBSIM feels excited yet challenged at the same time. It’s their first time to visit Indonesia; they are challenged to adapt the different culture and situation for sure. India and Indonesia share different taste of food; Indian food tends to be spicy differently from Indonesian cuisine which is slightly lighter than Indian’s. LBSIM students feel that the weather in Indonesia is hotter than in India, and some students of LBSIM even think that the current season in Indonesia is like summer in India. In fact, Indonesia is entering the rainy season where the weather is cooler than dry season. However, that is one of the goals of the immersion program, where students are given the opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture of the country they visit. Thus, it is expected that LBSIM students can realize and experience for themselves the differences and similarities of each country, for this case the cultural differences between India and Indonesia so that they can better understand the issue “cross-cultural understanding” by respecting each other’s culture.

Attended by Telkom University’s Vice Rector of Research, Innovation, and Strategic Partership, Dr. Ir. Rina Pudji Astuti, and Representative of Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management (LBSIM), India Dr. Rekha Gupta, the Opening Ceremony was employed smoothly on Wednesday October 12th, 2022 to officially welcome and commence the program. LBSIM students, next, started their first class discussion on the topic Design Thinking in Business. Also, they involved in group discussion to identify and highlight some problem occurred in a business which using big data analysis to gather and analyze the data.

LBSIM Social Visit and Another Trip

Besides class session, students of LBSIM had a chance to visit object study directly to get deeper analysis on the data they collected by using interview as a data collection instrument. Assisted by buddies from International Office Student Buddy Club (IOSBC) and buddies from Master of Management study program, students of LBSIM passed this session smoothly.

Field trip to Museum of the Asia Africa Conference and Saung Angklung Udjo is also part of the immersion program arranged by International Office of Telkom University as a historical and cultural exposure for LBSIM.

Last but not least, LBSIM students at the end of their program will experience rafting at Situ Cileunca, Pangalengan as a refreshing session for LBSIM students after more than 1 week of facing learning situations in this short course program.

Thank you LBSIM for conducting immersion program at Telkom University. Hope you LBSIM had great time here!(IO)***

LBSIM x TelU Design Thinking & Sociopreneurship Immersion