The Evolving Trends in Medical Education (ETME)-2019, the 4th International conference, held in LuZhou, co-hosted by Southwest Medical Univeristy, has been a successful in not just understanding but also implementing those discussed in ETME-2016, for medical education, International MBBS Program in China. The conference was attended by various Medical Universities in South Asia. The guest of honour was Ms. Ma Zhonghui, the Deputy Mayor of Luzhou city.
ETME-2019, like it’s predecessor emphasised on bridging the gap between International MBBS program and standard undergraduate medical program. As more and more foreign students are being enrolled for International MBBS program, the need for standardisation of curriculum has always been the main agenda of ETME. It’s has been an uphill task to meet the challenges faced and various issues related to standardisation, including managing students of different countries, were discussed in this edition of ETME.
The distinguished guest speakers from India & Nepal gave insight on Medical Education & Medical Licensing exams in their respective countries, thereby comparing with international MBBS program and identifying the areas that needs a significant attention in International MBBS program.
ETME – 2019 had many original articles presented in technical sessions and deservingly, a paper from each session was awarded with Best Paper award. The technical sessions included papers on Pedagogy; Content & Syllabus; Innovations in teaching & use of technology; Licensing examination: Teaching, Learning approaches & differences and Student Management. The paper presentations and discussions were overwhelming and the newer methods discussed can be put into practice.
The panel discussion on campus discipline and academic discipline was attended by Directors, Deans, Academicians & personnel from administration addressed some common issues faced by every university. It was intriguing and informative.
This edition of ETME, for the first time, had participation and paper presentation by alumni of Southwest Medical University, LuZhou; Dali Univeristy, Dali; Jinan University, Guangzhou & Southern Medical University, Guangzhou.
For guiding the foreign students from India & Nepal about the licensing exams in their respective countries, A Handbook on Indian Medical Licensing Examination – FMGE was released & the same was shared with all the universities participating in ETME-2019; and Dr. Ankur Shah, Executive Member of Nepal Medical Council addressed about Nepal Licensing Examination to all the universities participated in ETME-2019.
The 4th Sino foreign friendly Volley ball tournament was organized at Dali University.
The tournament came to an end on 29th April, 2019.
The finals witnessed nail biting competitions among the participating teams.
The winners of the Boys’ team were:
- A3 (Cambodia TOP TEAM)
- B5 (Cambodia All Star)
- C2 (Sports and Science) and
- D2 (Vibraniums)
The winners of the Girls’ team included:
- A4 (Sports Science Institute)
- B2 (School of Education and Science) and
- C4 (Bumblebees)
On 12th March 2019, a two member delegation from Saraswationline.com India Ltd. led by Mr.Nilanjan Gupta, Vice Dean, International Exchange & Cooperation department accompanied by Mr.Kartick Bachhar, Yoga Teacher, Saraswati Yoga Mandir,India, visited Dali University, P.R.China as part of promoting International Exchange & Cooperation.
A meeting took place between the members of Dali University and the delegates from Saraswationline.com India ltd. on starting of joint cooperation and exchange programs. From Dali University present in the meeting were Deputy Director Mr. Liu Fengqin, Prof.Ma Fengming, Dean of College of Foreign Languages, Dali University, Dr.Xiao Lei from School of Physical Education and other respected members.
In the meeting it was decided that Dali University will start joint cooperation programs with Saraswationline.com India Ltd. in the fields of International student’s cultural exchange program, yoga and foreign language.
The meeting concluded with the both the parties agreeing to start work on the cooperation and exchange programs very soon.
On 11th March 2019, Dali University held the opening ceremony of its 17th “International Day”where renowned foreign universities & educational organizations are invited at its campus.
Theme of the 17th “ International Day” was Sino-India Educational and Cultural Exchange.
Participants for the event were Leaders from Dali Prefecture Party Committee, Foreign Affairs Office of People’s Government of Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture， Leaders from Dali University and various other Universities from China and Leaders from various other countries.
Delegates from Saraswationline.com India Ltd. were invited as honored guests to the event.
Dr.Partha Sarathi Ganguli, Chief Mentor of Saraswationline.com India Ltd.led the delegation which included Mr. Nilanjan Gupta ，Vice-Dean, International Exchange & Cooperation， Mr. Kartick Bachhar，Yoga Teacher of Saraswati Yoga Mandir and Ms. Tang Ting from Guangzhou，P.R.China office of Saraswationline.com India Ltd.
The opening ceremony had various artists from across the globe performing on different cultural themes. From Saraswati Yoga Mandir，India Mr. Kartick Bachhar gave a performance on Yoga.
The opening ceremony was followed by Sino-Indian Educational and Cultural Communication Academic Forum where the session commenced with speech from Dr.Partha Sarathi Ganguli, Chief Mentor of Saraswationline.com India Ltd.
In his speech Dr. Ganguli mentioned how the Sino-Indian friendship & exchange is not only benefiting the Chinese and the Indians but is a major contributor to global development and establishment of peace and happiness. He stated how as a result of opening its door to the foreign students in the last two decades，China and India have seen large number of its students visiting each other’s country for pursuing higher studies，summer camps and other educational programs. He mentioned that a substantial interest has been observed between the two countries in terms of cultural exchange in various domains such as traditional medicines，martial arts， cuisines etc. He stated how the educational and cultural exchange between these two countries not only plays a pivotal role in terms of creating a platform for exchange of ideas but also contributes to growth of other economic activities such as tourism, export and import, joint ventures etc.
Dr.Ganguli congratulated the leaders and all members of Dali University for promoting such wonderful Sino-Indian Education & Cultural ties and concluded his speech saying that the People of China and People of India are great collaborators in terms of education and culture，with both the countries having immense contribution in promoting global peace ，prosperity and happiness.
A practice yoga session was arranged by Saraswati Yoga Mandir for the students of Dali University where 30 students did an hour long yoga session under the guidance of Mr.Kartick Bachhar. The session was much appreciated by the student’s community.
The day ended with Dinner hosted by Dali University.
SaraswatiOnline.Com hosted a group of delegation of 5 members from the Dali University, PR China from 5.12.2018 to 10.12.2018 in Kolkata and Bangalore.
The delegation included Duan Lin, Chairman of Dali University Committee, Li Cairui Deputy Dean of Clinical Medical College, Hu Jifu, Deputy Director of Teaching Affairs Office, Qin Yan Deputy Dean of Basic Medicine College and Zhou Hongxu, Section Chief of International Student Affairs, Education & Service Center for International Students.
In Kolkata, the delegation team met the Director of State Medical Education Department, visited the Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research & SSKM Hospital and the Victoria Memorial and Indian museum which was followed by a Sino-Indian Dinner meet.
At Bangalore, they visited the SaraswatiOnline.Com office and the Apollo hospitals at Sheshadripuram.
On 9th December, the team visited the Tajmahal in Agra and signed the MOU with Sharda University on 10th December.
Saraswationline.com have organized special HSK(Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi, translated as the Chinese Proficiency Test) training classes from 15th October 2018 to 10th November 2018 for the Students of batch 2015 & 2016 in Dali University.
Dali University celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the institution on October 29th, 2018. Dr. Partha Sarathi Ganguli, the Chief Mentor of SaraswatiOnline.Com, delivered a speech on behalf of the overseas cooperative education institutions attending the celebration. He said that in the cooperation between SaraswatiOnline.Com and Dali University for more than ten years, he witnessed the development of Dali University. He said that he firmly believes that Dali University, which has an international vision for running an institution, will become a leader in the wave of international education. It will be famous all over the world and will bring glory and pride to all those who are related to Dali University. Apart from Dr. Ganguli, Chen Jian, secretary of the CPC Dali State Party Committee, Cai Hongsheng, Vice President of Huazhong Normal University, Yang Heming, the chief physician of the 306th Hospital of the People’s Liberation Army, Duan Lin, secretary of the institution also delivered speeches reflecting upon the journey of Dali University.
Dr. Partha Sarathi Ganguli, the chief mentor of SaraswatiOnline.Com attended the Opening and MOU Signing ceremony of Culture and Education Exchange between Dali University, PR China and SaraswatiOnline.Com, India on 29.10.2018. The ceremony was hosted at Dali University by Prof. Li Xiaobing, Vice President of Dali University. The event included speeches of Mr. Duan Lin, Chairman of Dali University and Dr. Partha Sarathi Ganguli, agreement signing and nameplate unveiling.
A Strategic meeting was held at Dali University, PR China on 11.07.2018. The meeting was attended by our cooperative partners and representatives from China, India and Nepal.
On 6th May’2018 (Sunday), – The Traditional culture exchange activities between chinese students and international students was conducted by clinical medicine college of Dali University. The students represented tradition of their country and their culture including rangoli, mehendi, puja, calligraphy, craft, dance, traditional dress exhibition..etc along with chinese activities. The exhibition basically showed that how we all are connected and how wonderful every culture is.
The teachers and leaders who came to see this programme appreciated all the students for their hard work and they even enjoyed knowing each and every culture shared.
There was no differentiation between every culture, everything was so inter connected that everyone present over there enjoyed it and learned a lot of things about different cultures. There was traditional dress exhibition, dance and many more activities to entertain everyone.