Manipal : Strengthen bilateral relations between India and Australia to promote higher education opportunities for Indian students in leading Australian universities, said Australian Consul-General, Susan Grace at the silver jubilee celebrations of International Center for Applied Sciences (ICAS), a constituent unit of Manipal Academy of Higher Education at the Dr TMA Pai Auditorium here on Saturday, August 3.
She spoke about the advantages of international transfer programme and the need for global exposure for students to be successful in a professional field today while outlining the educational opportunities available in Australia. She spoke of the universities and said that most of the Australian universities were ranked among at the top 100 in the world.
ICAS which offers a 2+2 twinning programme in engineering with its unique advantages provides an ideal platform for Indian students to obtain international degrees with tremendous opportunities to develop their careers abroad.
MAHE Vice-Chancellor, Dr. H Vinod Bhat spoke about the advantages of Manipal education which provides multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural opportunities to the students.
Pro Chancellor Dr. H S Ballal stressed on the need for acquiring problem-solving skills and life-long learning skills to combat major burning problems faced by the world today.
Dr. Radhakrishna S. Aithal, Director of ICAS welcomed the gathering and Dr. Ganesha A, Associate Director proposed the vote of thanks.
A short video show took the audience through the growth of ICAS over the quarter of a century. Ex-directors and a few distinguished alumni of ICAS were honoured on the occasion.
Vasanthi R. Pai, Trustee, MAHE Trust was present.
The global partner universities present at the milestone event were - Australian National University, Australia; Deakin University, Australia; University of Queensland, Australia; RMIT University, Australia; University of New South Wales, Australia; University of Technology Sydney, Australia; Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
Andrews University, USA; Drexel University, USA; Colorado State University, USA; Wayne State University, USA; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA; University of Kentucky, USA; Illinois Institute of Technology, USA; Wright State University, USA; Leicester University, UK; City University, UK; Strathclyde University, UK; Lancaster University, UK; Manchester Metropolitan University, UK; ESIGELEC, France and University College Cork, Ireland.
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