2.4.7. In focus: India 

Date:  Thursday 8 October
Time: 2:25PM - 3:40PM
Location: R7/8

Session Type: Panel

Chair: Prof. Fazal Rizvi, Professor in Global Studies in Education, The University of Melbourne (Australia)

In focus: India (1078)

India’s population will soon overtake China’s as the world’s largest, with more than half the Indian population under the age of 25. The Indian middle class alone is predicted to be around 500 million within the next decade. The Indian Government has identified education as the most important lever for social, economic and political transformation in its national economic plan. What does the future for Australia–India relations hold? How can we best showcase Australia’s capability and quality and develop enduring partnerships in education and research? What are the current and likely future trends in student mobility from India? What are the latest innovations in student recruitment from India and what are some of the emerging business models in the education sector? This session will bring together a panel of leading experts who will discuss the latest trends, opportunities and imperatives in Australia–India relations.

Key interest area (KIA): BD
Sector(s): HE,SCH,VET

Prof. Fazal Rizvi, Professor in Global Studies in Education, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Mr Tom Calder, Trade Commissioner, Austrade, India
Mr Harmeet Pental, Regional Director - South Asia, North America, UK and Network Shared Services, IDP Education (India), India
Prof. Anthony P. D'Costa, Chair & Professor of Contemporary Indian Studies, Australia India Institute and School of Social and Political Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Australia