Australian varsities to tie up with Indian institutes

Australian Immigration Director (South Asia, Department of Immigration and Citizenship) Mr Jose Alvarez today said that Australian universities will soon tie up with the Indian Private Educational institutions in skill development field. There was a huge demand in engineering, construction and hospitality sectors and to develop skills in it that the Australian universities are planning to tie up with the indian institutions, Mr Jose told reporters here.Indian students applying in Australian varsities were increasing but there was some disturbance due to attacks on Indian students, he said. After the attacks, the Australian government had brought more changes in the immigration process and also brought a legislation in enhancing the punishment and penalty for those who were involving in attacks, he said. Earlier, Mr Jose Alvarez inaugurated the Australian Education Fair in the city opened for providing aspiring Indian students a chance to interact with representatives from Australian educational institutes. The one-day fair, organised by Association of Australian Education Representatives in India (AAERI) and supported by Australian Trade Commission and Australian Education International, aims to inform prospective Indian students about academic programs, scholarships, visa procedures and career paths in Australian educational institutions. Representatives from 19 institutes from Australia including the University of Adelaide, University of Cambridge, DeakinUniversity, Griffith University and Latrobe University had set up stalls to interact with aspiring students and answer their queries.