Australian students on a ‘rewarding’ educational trip to India

Dr Harpreet Singh from Federation University had secured $55,000 funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to take his students on a learning experience to India.

Melbourne students' trip to India, Federation University

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A DFAT funding of $55,000 has allowed Federation University to take its students to India on an educational and cultural exchange program.

The funding secured by Dr Harpreet Singh Kandra will be used by twenty students over two years.

Dr Singh who is a lecturer of Water Engineering at School of Engineering and IT is currently in India to assist his students for their trip to two collaborative universities in Jaipur and Chandigarh.

"This is going to be a good international experience for the students who are going to become global leaders in the near future,” Dr Singh said in an interview with SBS Punjabi. 

“The students are having a rewarding journey in India. The trip provides them with an opportunity to experience and learn at the two prestigious universities in India."
Students from Federation University
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Dr Singh told SBS the educational course on ‘Management of Water Resources’ is planned for over two weeks at the Amity and Chitkara Universities.

“The course is designed to help them sit under one roof to learn and share the knowledge and expertise available in the areas of water management,” he said.

“The topic of water management is very pertinent for both countries,” he adds.

“Both India and Australia struggle with climate change to floods and drought-like conditions so it is important that we share the knowledge and experience between the two countries. 
Federation University
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Hayden McArthur who is a final-year student at the Federation University has thanked the DFAT for the funding.    

“This grant has enabled us to come and experience the cultures and traditions of three different cities of Delhi, Jaipur and Chandigarh and creating friendship and networks with universities,” he said.  

“The university course we’re studying has brought together the different technologies and approaches from two countries to highlight the good work that has already been done.”

“But there’s still a great amount of work that needs to be done between the two countries to try and secure earth’s most vital resource water for the generations to come.”
The students and university academics have thanked DFAT for this educational and cultural exchange opportunity. Source: Supplied

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Published 5 October 2018 at 5:47pm
By Preetinder Grewal