Centurion University and Australian Deakin University to provide higher education, skill oriented training to students of rural.
To provide higher education, skill- oriented training to students of rural and tribal areas of India and aborigines of Australia, Centurion University and Australian Deakin University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Both the universities observed that higher education and abroad study were confined to affordable sections and denied to youngsters of marginalised sections. Therefore the universities would take the initiative in helping the students of tribal community and aborigine category as part of the agreement.
Jane Den Hollnder, Deakin University Vice-Chancellor Professor and Mukti Mishra, Centurion University president formally signed the agreement in New Delhi recently in the presence of FICCI Director General Arbind Prasad and Sunil Arora, Ministry of Skill Development Secretary.
Centurion University vice-president D.N. Rao said that the agreement would benefit students of rural and tribal areas of Odisha and North Andhra region, including Srikakulam district. According to him, student exchange programmes, joint research over entrepreneurship and industry placements would be possible with the MoU signed with the Deakin University.
“We have already trained 65,000 students of BPL families in various vocational courses. We planned to impart training for 15,000 more people in 30 courses in the next couple of years,” Prof. Rao added.