Student and Faculty Exchange


Internalisation involves strategies and efforts to internationalise our campus, curriculum, and overall educational experience. Internalisation aims to prepare students and faculty to thrive in a globalized world by exposing them to different cultures, ideas, and ways of thinking. It helps institutions stay competitive, fosters innovation through diverse perspectives, and contributes to the overall enrichment of academic experiences.

The International Relations Office (IRO) is a support service for students and faculty for international exchange, research collaborations and multicultural and cross-border immersion. The basic functions of IRO include helping students and faculty to develop meaningful, sustainable and mutually beneficial global partnerships, facilitating and supporting international bilateral student and faculty exchange partnerships by providing coordination, guidance and service, and fostering research collaborations with partner institutions to deepen academic engagement.

IRO focuses on collaborating with partner institutes/universities, extending and deepening partnerships with overseas institutions, promoting IIM Ranchi brand globally, enhancing holistic student excellence/development; and, nurturing leadership qualities in students.

Faculty Exchange

Faculty exchange is a vital component of the broader concept of “internationalisation” within an educational institution. It offers a platform for academic collaboration, knowledge sharing, and cross-cultural engagement.

We offer visiting positions for ‘International Faculty Positions’ all throughout the year. Located at the tribal heartland of India, IIM Ranchi provides a unique opportunity for academicians from foreign institutes to study and explore the business and development opportunities in this region. The academic culture at IIM Ranchi fosters mutual exchange of ideas, a grounded learning experience, and an opportunity to collaborate with established scholars.

Visiting faculty members engage in various activities such as delivering lectures, leading seminars, collaborating on research projects, and contributing to the overall academic discourse. This program not only allows them to contribute to our academic mission but also provides an opportunity for them to explore and understand the socio-economic and developmental intricacies of a new region.

Refer to our visiting faculty fact sheet for more details.

Exchange facilitated by Indian Council of Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI)

As a member of the Indian Council of Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, IIM Ranchi is open to hosting scholars from Canada under various schemes.  Refer to the updates from SICI, for current openings for faculty exchange.

We invite Canadian scholars for research collaborations with IIM Ranchi faculty, and for taking up visiting positions at the Institute.

Student Exchange Programme (STEP)

The Student Exchange Programme (STEP) is a transformative initiative that allows students to venture beyond the confines of their home institutions and experience education from an international vantage point. This program facilitates the temporary exchange of students between partner universities, fostering cross-cultural interactions and enriching educational experiences.

During a STEP, students have the opportunity to study abroad for a designated term. They engage in coursework, projects, and activities aligned with their academic pursuits, albeit in a different cultural and educational context. Living and studying in a foreign country allows students to immerse themselves in a different way of life, gain insights into local customs, and appreciate the nuances of a different culture. This exposure contributes to personal growth and adaptability.

Students gain exposure to unique academic offerings, specialized courses, and renowned faculty members at the host institution. This exposure can enhance their skill set, broaden their academic interests, and contribute to their overall academic development.

For building global relationships with various international institutes/universities of repute through collaborations and by bilateral exchange of students, IIM Ranchi initiated the process of partnering with foreign business schools in 2014. As of 2023, IIM Ranchi has MoUs with ten foreign Institutes/Universities in Finland, France, Greece, Latvia, Russia, South Korea, and Taiwan.

The Student Exchange Programme (STEP) is open for students of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programmes. We invite international students from partnering Institutes to IIM Ranchi to spend a term with us.

Check the fact sheet for more details.

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Immersion Programme

An “Immersion Programme” refers to a focused and intensive educational experience designed to provide participants with a deep and immersive understanding of a specific subject, industry, culture, or environment. These programmes are often short-term and highly concentrated, aiming to create a comprehensive and experiential learning opportunity.

Immersion programme aims to expose students to diverse organizational and business practices prevalent in a foreign country. This exposure allows students to gain insights into how businesses operate in different cultural and economic contexts.

The immersion programme is currently open for students enrolled on Postgraduate Executive Programme in Management at IIM Ranchi. The programme provides an opportunity for students to visit a reputed B-school in a foreign country, attend lecture and workshop sessions led by academicians and industry experts, and learn about the organisational and business practices in a foreign country. Expenses are borne by the students visiting the foreign country. The duration of the immersion programme is limited to one to two weeks, depending upon the demand from the students.

Partner Institutes

ALBA is listed as 52nd in the Europe-Top MBA Global 200 Business Schools Report for 2014/2015. ALBA is an educational not-for-profit association of 85 large Greek corporations. It has exchange programs with many other international colleges. ALBA operates under the auspices of the leading employers’ union in Greece and the leading executives’ association in Greece and the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The American Business School of Paris is an international business school in France that welcomes students from all around the world. It offers international programs: BBA, MBA, DBA, etc. As a part of IGS Group, the American Business School’s programs are accredited by the IACBE.

The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is a leading international institute of higher learning in Thailand promoting technological change and sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region through higher education, research and outreach. Established in Bangkok in 1959, AIT as a university has become a leading regional postgraduate institution and is actively working with public and private sector partners.

Audencia Nantes School of Management is a non-profit making institution and a business school in France, accredited by the Association of MBAs, European Quality Improvement System, and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The school enrolls 3000 students from almost 50 countries. Audencia is consistently ranked among the top six business schools of France.

EMLYON Business School with its 140 years heritage, is one of the longest established business schools in Europe. The history of the school is marked by a spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation. EMLYON is one of the few business schools to hold triple accreditation from Equis, AACSB and AMBA. The Times Higher Education ranked it 2nd Business School in France, and ranked 64th in the world by Global Employability University Ranking 2015.

The College of Commerce at National Chengchi University (NCCU) was established in 1958. The College of Commerce is regarded nationally as one of the best business schools in Taiwan. There are currently about 100 exchange students from over 60 top business schools of the world and about 200 international students from over 30 different countries.

Purdue University routinely ranks highly in accredited national and world university rankings such as the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges and the QS World University Rankings. It was founded in 1869 and currently has over 8700 students from 125 countries.Purdue University routinely ranks highly in accredited national and world university rankings such as the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges and the QS World University Rankings. It was founded in 1869 and currently has over 8700 students from 125 countries.

Turiba University is one of the leading and largest private higher educational institutions in Latvia, founded in 1993. It has 3 faculties – Faculty of Business Administration, Faculty of Law and Faculty of International Tourism. Students from more than 40 countries study at Turiba, and the University is proud of its more than 15000 alumni.

Ural Federal University (UrFU) is one of the largest higher educational institutions in Russia bringing together fundamental education and innovative approach towards the challenges of modern times. The University is home to 35000 students from 101 countries of the world and more than 4500 faculty members including the top-notch global experts in the spheres of natural sciences, engineering and social sciences.

Woosong University (WSU) is located in Daejeon, South Korea providing specialized curricula based on practical foreign language and high-tech IT education for every major field of study. Since the establishment of the university in 1995, Woosong has signed more than 100 Memorandum of Understanding with many universities and schools in more than 30 countries. Among the programs that they develop are student and faculty exchange programs, joint research, joint degree, etc.

The University of Vaasa is among the top 500 universities in the world in the Times Higher Education rankings. In the field of Business Studies, it ranks among the top 200-250 best universities. They have an association with 230 partner universities.It is one of 37 universities included in U-Multirank for Finland.

The Athens University of Economics and Business is ranked 601st-800th in The Times Higher Education (THE) annual list and 101st-150th in the QS World University Rankings in Business and Management Studies.Its MBA International Program is accredited by the Association of MBA’s (AMBA) and ranked among the top 20 MBA programs in Europe and the top 50 in the world.