Sydney, 27th August 2016. Working under the aegis of the South Asia Study Group, Indian students at the University of Sydney are organising a first of its kind ‘India Summit’ to stimulate academic research and policy work on India in Australia. Madhvi Mishra and Jyotsna Goel, two postgraduate students from Delhi are part of the organising team in their capacity of Associates of the Group.
The Summit, which is scheduled for 7th October at the University will bring together distinguished academics and policymakers to discuss India’s foreign policy and domestic strengths. With the Indian Government prioritising foreign policy and the favourable conditions in the domestic sphere, India is poised to be a world leader. To throw light on this possibility, Member of Parliament and General Secretary of CPI(M), Mr. Sitaram Yechury is scheduled to deliver the keynote address.
Australia is becoming a popular destination for Indian students to pursue higher education. The number of Indian students in Australia is second only to Chinese students. Based on statistics reported by governments and universities, the increase in Indian students is greater than that of any other nationality. Student led initiatives such as the India Summit will encourage Indian students to organise and collaborate more often.