Earlier this week, we had the privilege of inviting Mr. Anirban Basu (Innovation Director, Danone SN – Asia Pacific, Americas, Middle East, CIS and Exports) to our campus for a special guest lecture.
Mr. Basu’s lecture was addressed to Final Year students of Indian Studies and Chinese Studies Programs (PBIC,Thammasat University) studying Political Economy and Development in India. With his unique choice of topic “Cricket, Capitalism and Cronies : The India Story”, Mr. Basu shared an in-depth perspective on the popular sport of Cricket, its role in Indian culture and everyday life and its tryst with the world of power and politics.
It was truly an immersive experience for our students who are always keen to learn more about India and Indian culture. On behalf of the students and the faculty members, we thank Mr. Basu for sharing his knowledge and experience.

PBIC Academic Talk “India-ASEAN Relations: Challenges and Prospects”

In physical and socio-cultural dimensions, India and ASEAN have never been separated entirely. Southeast Asia has long been influenced by Indian civilization from the ancient time and there have been good relationship between India and Thailand over the centuries. 

In this seminar, Dr. Mohammad Faheem and Prof. Dr. Jaran Maluleem discussed about the challenges and prospects of economic development and cooperation between India and ASEAN in the 21st century.

For the first session, Dr. Faheem offered an overview of the contemporary relations between India and ASEAN by focussing on India’s Look East or Act East Policy. The audiences knew several factors about the importance of ASEAN in Indian perspectives as well as people-to-people interconnection and the spread of “Indian Diaspora” in Southeast Asian communities.

In the second session, Prof. Dr. Maluleem demonstrated the closer view of dynamic relations between Thailand and India. This bilateral relations was disrupted during the Cold War period due to the indeological difference between the two entities. However, the relationship was developed through the convergence between Thailand’s economic policy under General Chatichai Choonhavan’s administration and India’s Look East policy. In 2003 under Thaksin Shinawatra’s administration, Indian investors started to come to Thailand for expaning their business networks. There have been both progresses and obstacles in Thai-Indian economic relations.

In the last session, Dr. Faheem introduced his new released book “India-ASEAN Engagements: Economic and Social Dimensions”, which is co-edited by Dr.Faheem and Dr. Faisal Ahmed who also joined this seminar by introducing this book via Zoom program. Dr. Ahmed gave us his impressive perspective about the possibility of economic cooperation between the two entities in the post COVID-19 scenario.


On Thursday 9th October 2020, a group of students led by Vice Dean of Student Affairs, Ajarn Chaiyaporn Phayakrut, from Pridi Banomyong International College (PBIC) had attended in the Wai Khru Ceremony 2020 at PUEY Park for the People, Thammasat University (Rangsit Campus).
The Wai Kru Ceremony is a traditionally Thai ritual held annually to strengthen student-teacher relationships.
On this special occasion, Representatives of PBIC Students took this opportunity to present a pedestal tray to pay respects and express their sincere gratitude to Thammasat executives and teachers and also ask for the teachers’ blessing of their studies.
Furthermore, PBIC students had also been selected to receive the awards in the ceremony as follows:
TU Academic Excellence:
1. Ms. SARAWEE BROESE VAN GROENOU, Third-year Student, Chinese Studies Program
2. Mr. Remington Smith, Second-year Student, Thai Studies Program
TU Good Conduct:
1. Ms. NANTIPORN NAKARACH, Fourth-year Student, Thai Studies Program

Congratulations once again to those awardees and may you keep up your good work, keep learning, and shining!

Best wishes!
PBIC Family

วิทยาลัยนานาชาติปรีดี พนมยงค์ได้เข้าร่วมพิธีวันไหว้ครู ในวันพฤหัสบดีที่ 8 ตุลาคม 2563 เวลา 07.00 – 11.00 น. ณ อุทยานเรียนรู้ ป๋วย 100 ปี นำโดย อาจารย์ชัยพร พยาครุฑ รองคณบดีฝ่ายกิจการนักศึกษา พร้อมด้วย
นักศึกษาที่ได้รับรางวัลเรียนดีมหาวิทยาลัยธรรมศาสตร์ ประจำปีการศึกษา 2563 ได้แก่
1.นางสาวสราวีย์ บรูเซอร์แฟนเกอร์โน นักศึกษาชั้นปีที่ 3 หลักสูตรจีนศึกษา
2.นายเรมิงตัน สมิทธ์ นักศึกษาชั้นปีที่ 2 หลักสูตรไทยศึกษา
นักศึกษาที่ได้รับประกาศนียบัตรความประพฤติดีมหาวิทยาลัยธรรมศาสตร์ ประจำปีการศึกษา 2563 ได้แก่
1.นางสาวนันทิพร นาคราช นักศึกษาชั้นปีที่ 4 หลักสูตรไทยศึกษา
และนักศึกษาของวิทยาลัยฯ เข้าร่วมพิธีในการมอบพานไหว้ครูแก่ผู้บริหาร และคณาจารย์ แห่งมหาวิทยาลัยธรรมศาสตร์

รับสมัครบุคคลเพื่อคัดเลือกเป็นพนักงานมหาวิทยาลัย (วิทยาลัยนานาชาติปรีดี พนมยงค์) สายสนับสนุนวิชาการ

PBIC รับสมัครบุคคลเพื่อคัดเลือกเป็นพนักงานมหาวิทยาลัย สายสนับสนุนวิชาการ (เจ้าหน้าที่สื่อสารองค์กร)




We are delighted to inform you that Assistant Professor Dr. Lin Yi, PBIC’s Chinese Studies Program, has been successfully awarded TU’s prize money for his publication on “Understanding Post-study migration Plans of International Students through the Lens of Family Business Strategies: Evidence from Thailand-to-China Students” in Journal of Population and Social Studies, Volume 27, Issue 4, October 2019, pages 288-306. Congratulations and thank you very much for his great contribution to PBIC community.

PBIC ร่วมกับ พิพิธภัณฑ์ศิลปะไทยร่วมสมัย MOCA จัดการทัศนศึกษาบรรยายในด้านศิลปะไทยร่วมสมัยและด้านตำนานของไทย สำหรับนักศึกษามหาวิทยาลัยธรรมศาสตร์ first come, first servedวันและเวลา: 9 ตุลาคม 2563, 10.00 – 14.30 น. ณ พิพิธภัณฑ์ศิลปะไทยร่วมสมัย MOCA
กำหนดรับสมัคร: วันนี้ – 1 ตุลาคม 2563 เวลา 20.00 น. จำนวนที่รับสมัคร: 30 คน
ค่าเข้าร่วมโครงการ: 300 บาท (รวมค่าบัตรเข้าชมและอาหารกลางวัน)

PBIC in cooperation with The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is going to organize the event, ‘PBIC ON TOUR.’
For Thammasat University student who interested in  Thai Contemporary Art and Thai Myths. First come, first served!!
Registration now, only 30 seats available.
Date&time: Friday 9th Oct 2020, 10.00 – 14.30 hrs at The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
Registration: now – 1st Oct 2020, 20.00 (QR code)
Seat: 30
Fee: 300 THB/Person (Including ticket and lunch)

On September 16, 2020, Pridi Banomyong International College (PBIC), Thammasat University was very honoured to have Dr. Pitchayaphant Charnbhumidol, Member of Thammasat University Council and Vice President for International Affairs and Director of Chinese-Thai Institute, Rangsit University (RSU) as a guest and discuss on a multidisciplinary teaching and learning program for future collaboration between Rangsit University and PBIC, Thammasat University.

A Special Lecture on “Chinese Culture and Business Etiquette” given by Mr. Prasertsak Ongwattanakul, Senior Consultant, Automotive and Industrial Group in China, Charoen Pokphand Group (CP) at Pridi Banomyong International College (PBIC), Thammasat University

Pridi Banomyong International College (PBIC), Thammasat University, was greatly honourable and thankful to have Mr. Prasertsak Ongwattanakul, a Senior Consultant of Automotive and Industrial Group in China from Charoen Pokphand Group (CP) as a Guest Lecturer for sharing his 45 years of professional experiences with an emphasis on Chinese Culture and Business Etiquette to undergraduate students from Pridi Banomyong International College (PBIC).
The lecture is a special part of the course “Business Negotiation in China” normally taught by Dr. Monthinee Teeramungcalanon and many distinguished guest lecturers.
Students gained a lot of new knowledge, perspective, and inspiration on how to become successful in Business Negotiation through understanding the ideas of Chinese Culture and Business Etiquette. Moreover, they enjoyed an open discussion focused on the opportunity of doing a business in China after the covid-19 situation and received valuable advice from Mr. Prasertsak to apply in their professional career in the future.