fbpx
Sunday, March 7, 2021

More Indian links at Deakin

Reading Time: 3 minutes

A new partnership is announced between Deakin University and Cyient

- Advertisement -

Photo: Naomi Jones

Deakin University’s ongoing relationship with India has been further strengthened through a new partnership with global engineering firm Cyient Limited. The affiliation will strengthen Indian-Australian cooperation and open cross-cultural doors for students in both countries.

Prof. Guy Littlefair, Head of School of Engineering, Deakin University and Sanjay Krishnaa, Cyient Senior Vice President and head of Cyient Asia-Pacific formalised the new agreement with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in late February in Melbourne.

Prof. Littlefair hailed the partnership as symbolic of the strength of the relationship between Deakin and India that commenced 21 years ago.

“Deakin has a long and proud history with India and over the past two decades we have committed over $10 million to research initiatives in the country, with 20 strategic academic partners, 20 research partners and 15 corporate partnerships,” Prof. Littlefair said.

The MoU includes joint research opportunities, training modules and skill development for students. “We have strong roots in India and we are proud that Cyient, a leading engineering and network solutions company, has chosen us as its first Australian university to work and partner with,” Prof. Littlefair said. “This is symbolic of the strong links we have in the rapidly-growing power that is India and of the support we can in turn provide to Indian corporations in forging links here,” he added.

Sanjay Krishnaa said the collaboration was a major milestone for Deakin and Cyient, taking the relationship between the two organisations to the next level. “Cyient has a number of signed MoUs with leading universities in India, but Deakin is the first Australian university that Cyient will be collaborating with at this level,” he said. “We look forward to working with Deakin in further developing advanced manufacturing and medical sciences engineering in Australia.”

Engineers Australia CEO Stephen Durkin; Cyient Senior Vice President and APAC Head Sanjay Krishnaa; Professor Guy Littlefair

As part of the new agreement, Cyient will be a link between Deakin University’s School of Engineering and the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). There will be opportunity for joint research projects, study exchanges and industry-academia interaction between the universities. Both institutions will also benefit from gaining access to some of Cyient’s leading engineers.

Deakin University’s association with India began in 1994 through a joint venture with the Australian Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers (APESMA) to offer management programmes through distance learning.

In 1996, Deakin became the first international university in the world to set up an office in India and over the years, has garnered a reputation as a premier institution in the Indo-Australian relationship. Today, more than 50,000 students study at Deakin, comprising more than 8,000 international students including more than 1,100 from India.

Cyient is a global provider of engineering, data analytics, networks and operations solutions with expertise in the aerospace, consumer, energy, medical, oil and gas, mining, heavy equipment, rail transportation, telecom and utilities industries.

It is expected that Cyient, through its international network across 38 global locations, will play a pivotal role in assisting Australia’s future breed of engineers.

- Advertisement -
Avatar
Royston Rebello
A lover of literary and musical works

Related Articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Podcasts

Ep 9: What do young Indians want from love?

0
Growing up in Indian culture, most of us know that love has never been as popular as marriage. Even in the movies, the main...

Ep 8: Indian links in Indigenous Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann’s...

0
To celebrate NAIDOC week 2020 (between 8-15 November) I spoke to Yakunytjatjara poet Ali Cobby Eckermann about her time in India where she taught...

Ep 7: In the case of Sushant Singh Rajput

0
  The torrid and high-octane Sushant Singh Rajput case has been fodder for Indian people and press for the last few months. The actor’s tragic...

Latest News

Guess The Song rj ekta

LISTEN: Will you be the one to correctly guess this tune?

0
  Are you good with guessing tunes? Keen ear for rhythm and beats? RJ Ekta might've been able to stump you with this one. She recently...
Dr Michelle Ananda-Rajah twitter thread

Women, what would you tell your school age self?

0
  Ahead of International Women's Day on 8 March, Monash University's Dr Michelle Ananda-Rajah was asked to speak at a girl's school. The inspiring academic,...
women empowerment

WATCH: Hindi poem about women empowerment

0
  Ever have those days where nothing is going your way? You feel demotivated and wonder, "what's the point?". The last couple of weeks in Australia...
march 2021 shows and movies

Indian shows and movies to watch in March 2021

0
  Bombay Begums (Netflix) After the award-winning Lipstick Under My Burkha (2016), director Alankrita Shrivastava is back with another empowering series about women. Set in urban...

Japanese billionaire seeks eight artists for free Moon ride

0
  Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has invited eight people to join him for a free ride to the Moon on a SpaceX Starship rocket sometime...