Opportunities in India’s education sector for Australian exporters – AIBX


Sarah Hariz, Trade Commissioner, Australian Trade and Investment Commission: Hi my name is Sarah Hariz and I’m the trade investment commissioner in South Asia with a focus on education. By 2030 India is estimated to be the third largest economy and home to one of the largest and youngest populations in the world with a growing middle class spending more on quality education. Growth of India’s middle class and youth demographics is fuelling demand for world-class education and generating opportunities for Australian providers.

Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao, Director, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi: India and Australia have everything to gain by collaborating in the higher education space. The University of Queensland IIT Delhi program already shows a lot of promise.

Prof. Sudhirkumar Barai, Director, BITS Pilani: The collaboration between the Australian universities and India could be very solid and complementary in nature.

Prof. Suku Bhaskaran, President, GD Goenka University: Collaborations are, in my opinion, vital to the growth of a good learning and research environment and our students have benefitted a lot through engaging with Australian universities.

Mr. Abizer Merchant, Director (India & Sri Lanka), Macquarie University: For students I think it’s an incredible place to study as well. And one of the main features of Australian education is the environment, the quality of education and support you get from universities when you are studying there as well.

Mr. Brendan Smyth, Canberra’s Commissioner for International Engagement: You think of India as this country that’s quite different to Australia but in the end they want the same things we want. They want to improve the economy. Through improving the economy they want to lift the wellbeing of the people and that’s exactly what we are trying to do in Australia. 

Sarah Hariz, Trade Commissioner, Australian Trade and Investment Commission: India has a long-term strategy to enforce the quality of its education system though policy reforms. There are a number of opportunities emerging for Australian providers including partnerships with local institutions, to deliver curriculum, development of articulation arrangements, delivery of online content and much much more. If you are interested in learning more about the opportunities in India please get in touch with Austrade.

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