By Lauren Wallace (text) and Ladi Carr (photos)

The 2017 Darden Global MBA for Executives cohort is finishing up their India residency this week after a full schedule of courses, company visits, and cultural experiences. In addition to their courses, the GEMBA students enjoyed receptions with alumni and prospective students in India as well as visits with local and global business leaders. This residency, which has already taken the GEMBA students through Mumbai and Agra to see sites like the India Gate, Taj Mahal, and Agra Fort, and allowed for discussions with top executives from UPS India, Oberoi, Eureka Forbers, Axis Bank, Udio, UpGrad, Coca Cola India, Times of India, Sciex and Dunia and more in addition to a full set of classes led by Darden faculty travelling with the group. The India residency will conclude in New Delhi this Friday, 13 January.

GEMBA students at the India Gate in Mumbai after taking a walking tour of the city.
President at Shell, Vineet Thakar (MBA ’08) speaks to the GEMBA group about his work in the oil and energy industry in India.
GEMBA students chat with EVP of Sales at The Oberoi Group, Sanjay Rai, at the reception at The Oberoi in Mumbai.
GEMBA students with members of the women’s social enterprise Lijjat Papad.
Foggy and cool day at the Taj Mahal.
Students enjoy a day of cultural site visits in Agra.
Students enjoy the optional traditional cooking class after business classes finished for the day!