‘Sakal Educon’ concludes in Sydney – Learning, employment opportunities for students in Australia
The available global opportunities for higher studies, the exchange of ideas between Indian and Australian faculty, an open discussion on new aspects of education and employment and job opportunities opening up for Indian students in Australia besides education – these were the highlights of ‘Sakal Educon 2022’, the educational conference organised by Sakal in Sydney.
On the concluding day of the conference, dignitaries from the educational institutes in India, especially Maharashtra, had an extensive discussion on future opportunities with the heads of various Australian universities and institutes. Prataprao Pawar, Chairman of ‘Sakal’, Manish Gupta, Consulate General of India in Sydney, Jodi McKay, National Chair of Australia India Business Council, Naval Toshniwal, Chief Marketing Officer of ‘Sakal’ and Veena Sahajwalla guided the attendees.
Gupta gave information about the trade relations between India and Australia and the new opportunities created by the same. The dignitaries opined that employment and job opportunities in Australia will increase for Indian citizens in the future because the trade relations between the two countries are getting stronger.
Representatives of Australian medical, engineering, smart materials, manufacturing, technology and business management institutes attended the conference and interacted with the officials of Indian educational institutes. Australian educational institutes sounded positive about conducting various activities with educational institutes in India in the future. Dignitaries from various Indian institutes who had travelled to Sydney for the conference visited eight universities and educational institutes in Australia during the tour. They discussed various aspects of education with Australian professors and researchers. Toshniwal thanked the participants as the conference came to an end.
Opportunities in the field of education in Australia
- Possibility of MoUs, partnerships between the universities and educational institutes from both countries
- Opportunities for students to study in both countries under the joint programme
- Exchange programme and training of faculty
- Organising activities like study tours, workshops
- Postgraduate education and research opportunities opening up for Indian students
- Indian institutes to increase their ‘brand value’ through MoU, partnership
- Professional training and job opportunities while studying in Australia
“At the global level, there are lots of opportunities for Indian educational institutes and universities. If Indian universities and educational institutes enter into partnerships, sign MoUs with Australian educational institutes, it will be useful for students as well as the faculty. It will help the faculty in self-development and also in acquiring state-of-the-art education. The ‘Educon’ has opened up innumerable opportunities for joint programmes, postgraduate studies and research. Such partnerships, MoUs will prove valuable in increasing the ‘brand value’ of Indian educational institutes.
Vikram Saraf, Group Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development (Science and Technology Park)
“Australian universities and educational institutes are always positive towards Indian students. Along with education, Indian students have many employment and job opportunities available here. Australia also provides scope for research while you are pursuing higher studies. ‘Educon 2022’ is doing a very noble job of bringing together the educational institutes of both countries. The participation of and discussion between the academics from both countries bears testimony to the success of the conference.
Jodi McKay, National Chair, Australia India Business Council