Global Immersion Programme (GIP)

Start Date:December 2022

What is GIP?

The Global Immersion Programme (GIP) is a short-term experiential learning intervention conducted by Corporate Gurukul in association with faculty from National University of Singapore (NUS) or Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

 

The GIP offers participants the opportunity to learn and explore new approaches to problem solving while gaining exposure to the global market while attending the programme in Singapore.

At a Glance
Duration : 7 Days
Learner Profile : MBA and BBA students
Programme Fee : SGD 2099
Programme Outcome : Transcript from NUS/NTU Faculty, Certificate
Application Deadline : 26th February, 2020
Duration : 7 Days
Learner Profile : MBA and BBA students
Immersion Fee : SGD 2099
Programme Outcome : Letter of Evaluation from NUS / NTU

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Learning Intervention

The programme compels participants to think beyond their MBA and BBA textbooks and approach problem solving using the unique Design Thinking Methodology. It encourages participants to:

  1. Go beyond Questionnaires - Empathize, Feel and Understand the real needs of your target audience!
  2. Get insights beyond numbers - Unfold the magic of Qualitative Research
  3. Implement a Case Study - Don’t just study a case, create one and solve it
  4. Don’t just Present a Solution - Prototype it
Date 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Day 1 Arrival in Singapore (*Check in starts 2:00 PM onwards)
Discovering Singapore (City Tour) - 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
 
Day 2 Training @ NUS
‘Design Thinking’ for Business Innovation
Introduction to Design Thinking
Training @ NUS
‘Design Thinking’ for Business Innovation
Applying Design Thinking (Examples w.r.t Mktg, Finance, Ops, HR, etc.) and Preparing Questionnaire
Day 3

Industry Visit
Urban Redevelopment Authority
Understanding Strategy, Design & Management of a SMART City

Field Work
(Projects based on specialization)
‘Design Thinking’ for Business Innovation Gathering Insights
Day 4 Training @ NUS
‘Design Thinking’ for Business Innovation
Deep Dive into Insights
Group Work
‘Design Thinking’ for Business Innovation
Ideate and Create Prototype
Day 5 Field Work
‘Design Thinking’ for Business Innovation
Test your Prototype
Mock Presentations
Day 6 Universal Studios Visit to Sentosa Resort Island
Day 7 Checkout 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Final Project Presentation @ NUS/NTU
‘Design Thinking’ for Business Innovation
Free and Easy
Flight to Home Country

Participants will be assessed on their project and presentation around the implementation of Design Thinking in solving real-world business and social challenges.

testimonial

Letter of evaluation
from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

testimonial

Individual Participant Assesment Report
from the lead faculty at NUS/NTU

Pedagogy
Learning Goals

The programme compels participants to think beyond their MBA and BBA textbooks and approach problem solving using the unique Design Thinking Methodology. It encourages participants to:

  1. Go beyond Questionnaires - Empathize, Feel and Understand the real needs of your target audience!
  2. Get insights beyond numbers - Unfold the magic of Qualitative Research
  3. Implement a Case Study - Don’t just study a case, create one and solve it
  4. Don’t just Present a Solution - Prototype it
Schedule
Date 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Day 1 Arrival in Singapore (*Check in starts 2:00 PM onwards)
Discovering Singapore (City Tour) - 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
 
Day 2 Training @ NUS
‘Design Thinking’ for Business Innovation
Introduction to Design Thinking
Training @ NUS
‘Design Thinking’ for Business Innovation
Applying Design Thinking (Examples w.r.t Mktg, Finance, Ops, HR, etc.) and Preparing Questionnaire
Day 3

Industry Visit
Urban Redevelopment Authority
Understanding Strategy, Design & Management of a SMART City

Field Work
(Projects based on specialization)
‘Design Thinking’ for Business Innovation Gathering Insights
Day 4 Training @ NUS
‘Design Thinking’ for Business Innovation
Deep Dive into Insights
Group Work
‘Design Thinking’ for Business Innovation
Ideate and Create Prototype
Day 5 Field Work
‘Design Thinking’ for Business Innovation
Test your Prototype
Mock Presentations
Day 6 Universal Studios Visit to Sentosa Resort Island
Day 7 Checkout 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Final Project Presentation @ NUS/NTU
‘Design Thinking’ for Business Innovation
Free and Easy
Flight to Home Country
Assessment

Participants will be assessed on their project and presentation around the implementation of Design Thinking in solving real-world business and social challenges.

Programme Completion Documents
testimonial

Letter of evaluation
from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

testimonial

Individual Participant Assesment Report
from the lead faculty at NUS/NTU

Admissions

Certificates

The following Certificates will be given at the end of the programme:

  • Best Research
  • Best Idea
  • Best Solution
  • Best Prototype
  • Best Presentation
  • Best Project

Associates

National University of Singapore

The National University of Singapore (NUS) is a comprehensive research university, offering a wide range of disciplines, including the sciences, medicine and dentistry, design and environment, law, arts and social sciences, engineering, business, computing and music at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

 

NUS is currently ranked 11th globally in the QS World University Rankings 2022-2023. In 2019, the QS World University Rankings  ranked NUS 11th in the world and 1st in Asia. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018 placed NUS at 22nd in the world and 1st in Asia Pacific, while its 2018 reputation rankings placed it at 24th globally. In 2019, it ranked 27th among the universities around the world by SCImago Institutions Rankings.
 

Nanyang Technological University

A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, and Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, and its Graduate College. 

 

NTU is consistently ranked within the top 20 universities in the world according to most rankings, and is currently ranked 19th globally in the QS World University Rankings 2022-2023. In 2019, NTU was placed 11th globally in the QS World University Rankings. It was also ranked the world’s best young university (under 50 years old) by QS for the sixth consecutive year in 2019. In addition, NTU was named the world’s fastest rising young university by Times Higher Education in 2015.
 

National University of Singapore

The National University of Singapore (NUS) is a comprehensive research university, offering a wide range of disciplines, including the sciences, medicine and dentistry, design and environment, law, arts and social sciences, engineering, business, computing and music at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

 

NUS is currently ranked 11th globally in the QS World University Rankings 2022-2023. In 2019, the QS World University Rankings  ranked NUS 11th in the world and 1st in Asia. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018 placed NUS at 22nd in the world and 1st in Asia Pacific, while its 2018 reputation rankings placed it at 24th globally. In 2019, it ranked 27th among the universities around the world by SCImago Institutions Rankings.
 

Nanyang Technological University

A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, and Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, and its Graduate College. 

 

NTU is consistently ranked within the top 20 universities in the world according to most rankings, and is currently ranked 19th globally in the QS World University Rankings 2022-2023. In 2019, NTU was placed 11th globally in the QS World University Rankings. It was also ranked the world’s best young university (under 50 years old) by QS for the sixth consecutive year in 2019. In addition, NTU was named the world’s fastest rising young university by Times Higher Education in 2015.
 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is organizing the immersion programme?

Corporate Gurukul is organizing the immersion programme in association with professor(s) from National University of Singapore (NUS) / Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

Where is the GIP conducted?

The GIP will be conducted at National University of Singapore (NUS).

Is it an immersion programme or a training programme?

It is an immersion programme, which is a hands-on guided experience in an academic environment to hone industry-relevant skills and knowledge It includes mentorship and training by university professor(s).

I wanted to enquire about the cost incurred in this programme. Kindly provide the details for cost expenditure of this programme.

In order to know about the programme and cost involved you are required to reach out to your faculty coordinator at your university.

Can I have information on previous immersion programme rollouts that you have done?

You can visit our Facebook page to see the previous immersion programme updates.

Are the dates confirmed for the immersion programme?

The immersion programme schedule, date and time will be communicated to your faculty coordinator at your university. Prior notice will be given to all parties concerned if there is a change of date and best efforts will be made by Corporate Gurukul to accommodate convenience of all parties on revised schedule, date and time.

Can you help me if I want to pursue a Masters/Phd at NUS/NTU?

No, the admissions are based on merit. You can explore university admission requirements and financial aid by visiting the admissions department at NUS/NTU in your free time.

Kindly send me the programme details and guidelines to submit the fees and register.

The programme details, fee details and respective payment deadlines are communicated to your faculty coordinator at your university.

What is the last date to pay for the registration fees?

The payment deadlines will be mentioned to the faculty coordinator at your university. You can gather this information and complete the necessary transactions.

What are the programme fee inclusions?

  • Curriculum design, training, assignments and evaluation by professor(s) from NTU/NUS, Singapore
  • ‘Letter of Evaluation’ by faculty from NTU/NUS, Singapore

What is not included in the programme fee?

  • Air Tickets , VISA & Insurance
  • Local Transport in India
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • International SIM Card
  • Local Transport in Singapore for personal visits
  • Medical expenses in Singapore
  • Gym, laundry or any other hostel facility charges
  • Stay in Singapore before or after immersion programme dates

What are Corporate Gurukul’s deliverables to participants?

  • Accommodation
  • Cultural visits, industry visits, local transport to these locations, airport transfers
  • End-to-end programme management

Where are the sessions conducted?

  • Classroom sessions: At the university
  • Industry Expert Sessions: In the university or, in a conference hall outside the university
  • Industry Visit: At the respective Industry venue. Please note some industries have exclusive visitor centres and guided tours
  • Field Work: At a popular location with local footfall (for eg: a mall, shoppin street etc.)
  • Project Presentation: At the university

Do I need to carry a laptop?

Yes, laptop is mandatory

Is the assessment graded?

Yes, the assessment is graded.

Are we divided into groups for projects and assignments?

Yes, you will be assigned teams for project work and assignments. These teams typically consist of 4-5 members.

Can we choose our team members?

No, the team members are assigned by the Corporate Gurukul team in consultation with the professor(s). They are created keeping in mind the a proper mix of students from various domains. Any request for choice of team member will not be entertained.

Are assignments given daily? By when do we submit them?

  • Assignments will be given daily and need to be submitted as per specified deadline.
  • You may be required to work on the assignments in teams or individually as per the nature of assignment.

Where do we stay in Singapore?

Your place of stay and flight schedule and daily itinerary is decided in consultation with your faculty coordinator. They will inform you about the same.

How much time does it take during the immigration?

The immigration process takes typically 2-3 minutes per individual.

Refer below links for the arrival and departure immigration process:

  1. On Arrival Immigration Process - https://youtu.be/yvL8nPEuQIE
  2. Departure Immigration Process - https://youtu.be/xgTHVn5y4Cs

What are the documents that I need to carry for Immigration process?

You will be required to show your passport, boarding pass and E-Visa to the immigration officer. They might ask for additional supporting documents as below. Please carry the following documents along with one set of photocopy (mandatory):

  • Passport
  • Visa Invite Letter
  • E-Visa
  • Personal Travel Insurance (if applied)
  • 2 nos. of passport size photograph

Is there any travel checklist?

  • Laptop (and charger) with mentioned specs:
  • SIN $500 Card/International Credit Card for personal expenses
  • SIN $30-SIN $50 for SIM Card and international Calling
  • Travel adapter for Singapore. Buy here.
  • Mobile phone with charger
  • Bathing Towel with preferred soap and shampoo
  • Bedsheet (2 Nos.)
  • Digital Camera
  • Foldable Umbrella (it rains anytime/ any day in Singapore)
  • Hair-cut and personal grooming (it costs 5 times that of India)
  • Water Bottle
  • Medical Kit (if applicable).Prescription is required for drugs administered for specific illness. You do not require a prescription for Over the Counter (OTC) drugs.
  • Indian/ Western formals for trainings sessions and meetings
  • One pair of black formal shoes
  • Jacket/ Blazer/Suit for formal occasion/ photo-shoot
  • Swim wear/ shorts/ slippers for the beach (though you can buy in Singapore, its costly)
  • Carry a pair of sun-glasses for outdoors and beach (remember Singapore is on the equator)
  • Flight Check-in baggage with locking facility (as per your luggage allowance)
  • Refer carefully the list of objects that CANNOT be carried in hand-carry baggage for flight

What is the dress code in the classroom?

  • Please carry at least two sets of formals for university session, industry expert sessions and certificate distribution ceremony.
  • You can wear smart casuals during sessions unless specifically asked to wear formals.
  • Smart casuals include jeans, t-shirts, shirts, trousers, kurtis (for girls).
  • Please do not wear shorts and slippers to class.

What if I fall sick or meet with an accident?

Your travel insurance policy should cover all charges incurred for medical expenses. Please read all scheme related documents carefully for inclusions and exclusions. Corporate Gurukul will not be responsible for any personal expenses made which are covered or not covered by your insurance policy. Also, make sure you travel with enough money for emergency.

Who do I contact during emergency in Singapore?

Corporate Gurukul Programme Manager(s) typically stay in the same hostel as you. You can approach them for any help. Their details will be shared with you during orientation.

What kind of food do I get in Singapore?

Vegetarian, as well as non-vegetarian food is easily available inside and outside university campus. There is a wide range of choice amongst Indian, Chinese, European, Malay, Thai, Vietnamese and Indonesian cuisines. Typically, 3 meals in a day should cost you between S$18 - S$25. However, the estimate may vary as per your dining choices.

About GIP

Who is organizing the immersion programme?

Corporate Gurukul is organizing the immersion programme in association with professor(s) from National University of Singapore (NUS) / Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

Where is the GIP conducted?

The GIP will be conducted at National University of Singapore (NUS).

Is it an immersion programme or a training programme?

It is an immersion programme, which is a hands-on guided experience in an academic environment to hone industry-relevant skills and knowledge It includes mentorship and training by university professor(s).

I wanted to enquire about the cost incurred in this programme. Kindly provide the details for cost expenditure of this programme.

In order to know about the programme and cost involved you are required to reach out to your faculty coordinator at your university.

Can I have information on previous immersion programme rollouts that you have done?

You can visit our Facebook page to see the previous immersion programme updates.

Are the dates confirmed for the immersion programme?

The immersion programme schedule, date and time will be communicated to your faculty coordinator at your university. Prior notice will be given to all parties concerned if there is a change of date and best efforts will be made by Corporate Gurukul to accommodate convenience of all parties on revised schedule, date and time.

Can you help me if I want to pursue a Masters/Phd at NUS/NTU?

No, the admissions are based on merit. You can explore university admission requirements and financial aid by visiting the admissions department at NUS/NTU in your free time.

Payment

Kindly send me the programme details and guidelines to submit the fees and register.

The programme details, fee details and respective payment deadlines are communicated to your faculty coordinator at your university.

What is the last date to pay for the registration fees?

The payment deadlines will be mentioned to the faculty coordinator at your university. You can gather this information and complete the necessary transactions.

What are the programme fee inclusions?

  • Curriculum design, training, assignments and evaluation by professor(s) from NTU/NUS, Singapore
  • ‘Letter of Evaluation’ by faculty from NTU/NUS, Singapore

What is not included in the programme fee?

  • Air Tickets , VISA & Insurance
  • Local Transport in India
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • International SIM Card
  • Local Transport in Singapore for personal visits
  • Medical expenses in Singapore
  • Gym, laundry or any other hostel facility charges
  • Stay in Singapore before or after immersion programme dates

What are Corporate Gurukul’s deliverables to participants?

  • Accommodation
  • Cultural visits, industry visits, local transport to these locations, airport transfers
  • End-to-end programme management

Academics

Where are the sessions conducted?

  • Classroom sessions: At the university
  • Industry Expert Sessions: In the university or, in a conference hall outside the university
  • Industry Visit: At the respective Industry venue. Please note some industries have exclusive visitor centres and guided tours
  • Field Work: At a popular location with local footfall (for eg: a mall, shoppin street etc.)
  • Project Presentation: At the university

Do I need to carry a laptop?

Yes, laptop is mandatory

Is the assessment graded?

Yes, the assessment is graded.

Are we divided into groups for projects and assignments?

Yes, you will be assigned teams for project work and assignments. These teams typically consist of 4-5 members.

Can we choose our team members?

No, the team members are assigned by the Corporate Gurukul team in consultation with the professor(s). They are created keeping in mind the a proper mix of students from various domains. Any request for choice of team member will not be entertained.

Are assignments given daily? By when do we submit them?

  • Assignments will be given daily and need to be submitted as per specified deadline.
  • You may be required to work on the assignments in teams or individually as per the nature of assignment.

Travel and Accommodation

Where do we stay in Singapore?

Your place of stay and flight schedule and daily itinerary is decided in consultation with your faculty coordinator. They will inform you about the same.

How much time does it take during the immigration?

The immigration process takes typically 2-3 minutes per individual.

Refer below links for the arrival and departure immigration process:

  1. On Arrival Immigration Process - https://youtu.be/yvL8nPEuQIE
  2. Departure Immigration Process - https://youtu.be/xgTHVn5y4Cs

What are the documents that I need to carry for Immigration process?

You will be required to show your passport, boarding pass and E-Visa to the immigration officer. They might ask for additional supporting documents as below. Please carry the following documents along with one set of photocopy (mandatory):

  • Passport
  • Visa Invite Letter
  • E-Visa
  • Personal Travel Insurance (if applied)
  • 2 nos. of passport size photograph

Is there any travel checklist?

  • Laptop (and charger) with mentioned specs:
  • SIN $500 Card/International Credit Card for personal expenses
  • SIN $30-SIN $50 for SIM Card and international Calling
  • Travel adapter for Singapore. Buy here.
  • Mobile phone with charger
  • Bathing Towel with preferred soap and shampoo
  • Bedsheet (2 Nos.)
  • Digital Camera
  • Foldable Umbrella (it rains anytime/ any day in Singapore)
  • Hair-cut and personal grooming (it costs 5 times that of India)
  • Water Bottle
  • Medical Kit (if applicable).Prescription is required for drugs administered for specific illness. You do not require a prescription for Over the Counter (OTC) drugs.
  • Indian/ Western formals for trainings sessions and meetings
  • One pair of black formal shoes
  • Jacket/ Blazer/Suit for formal occasion/ photo-shoot
  • Swim wear/ shorts/ slippers for the beach (though you can buy in Singapore, its costly)
  • Carry a pair of sun-glasses for outdoors and beach (remember Singapore is on the equator)
  • Flight Check-in baggage with locking facility (as per your luggage allowance)
  • Refer carefully the list of objects that CANNOT be carried in hand-carry baggage for flight

What is the dress code in the classroom?

  • Please carry at least two sets of formals for university session, industry expert sessions and certificate distribution ceremony.
  • You can wear smart casuals during sessions unless specifically asked to wear formals.
  • Smart casuals include jeans, t-shirts, shirts, trousers, kurtis (for girls).
  • Please do not wear shorts and slippers to class.

What if I fall sick or meet with an accident?

Your travel insurance policy should cover all charges incurred for medical expenses. Please read all scheme related documents carefully for inclusions and exclusions. Corporate Gurukul will not be responsible for any personal expenses made which are covered or not covered by your insurance policy. Also, make sure you travel with enough money for emergency.

Who do I contact during emergency in Singapore?

Corporate Gurukul Programme Manager(s) typically stay in the same hostel as you. You can approach them for any help. Their details will be shared with you during orientation.

What kind of food do I get in Singapore?

Vegetarian, as well as non-vegetarian food is easily available inside and outside university campus. There is a wide range of choice amongst Indian, Chinese, European, Malay, Thai, Vietnamese and Indonesian cuisines. Typically, 3 meals in a day should cost you between S$18 - S$25. However, the estimate may vary as per your dining choices.