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20-27 Apr 2021


Education and Training

Education insights from South Asia

Through these sessions, we aim to share an overview of the opportunities and challenges in the Education Sector across South Asia, as they relate to Australian institutions and other education stakeholders.

Sessions will cover topics such as, India’s New Education Policy, South Asia Higher Education sector, TNE (International Pathways Programs in Sri Lanka) and Executive Education (Capacity building training in Bangladesh).

The sessions will include key education thought-leaders from India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh who will discuss the emerging opportunities and broader challenges which Australian institutions may need to navigate.

These sessions will help inform the South Asia engagement strategies of Australian institutions, help develop resilient recruitment pipelines and sustainable revenue streams.

These sessions are free to attend for Australian institutions having an ABN number.


Tuesday 20 April 2021 | 2.30 – 3.30 pm AEST

Session I – India’s New Education Policy

The session will focus on the India’s New Education Policy and its impact on Australia’s engagement with India in education sector


  • Dr Santosh Mehrotra, Ex-Director General of Institute of Applied Manpower Research, Government of India
  • Dr Vidya Yeravdekar, Chairperson - FICCI Higher Education Committee & Pro-Chancellor - Symbiosis International University

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Thursday 22 April 2021 | 2.30 – 3.30 pm AEST

Session II - Higher education in South Asia

The session will emphasise on market dynamics which are shaping student’s interest for foreign education. It will also discuss the tactics required to address market risk and robust sustainable recruitment pipeline.


  • Mr Narayanan Ramaswamy, National Head - Education and Skill Development Sector, KPMG India
  • Dr Ashwin Fernandes, Regional Director for QS Quacquarelli Symonds in Middle East, North Africa & South Asia; CEO for QS IGAUGE Rating System

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Tuesday 27 April 2021 | 2.30 – 3.30 pm AEST

Session III - Opportunity for TNE and capacity building training

The session will showcase two working models – TNE (International Pathways Program in Sri Lanka) and Executive Education (Capacity building program in Bangladesh) to develop new revenue streams and engage South Asia market strategically


  • Senior Professor Premakumara De Silva, University Grant Commission, Ministry of Education Sri Lanka
  • Dr Syed Ferhat Anwar, Professor and Director at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

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