Indian students are urged to study in Australia and to use the new website, Australia's High commissioner to India Peter Varghese said “It will help Indian students make the right choice as part of their overall research in deciding on the best course and institution for them”.
The website is launched by senator Chris Evans, Australian minister for tertiary education and skills, earlier this week, the website provides course details, entry scores, results of student satisfaction and graduate destination surveys, student-to-staff ratios, information about access to students services and campus facilities and employment outcomes.
The Chairman of Overseas educational Consultancy Naveen Chopra said anything arming students with information would be of help, especially if it comes from an official source. There is so much information on the web, but the basic question that confronts us is how to sort through it. To make sense of that requires a great deal of time to cross-check or talk to people with hard experience. If a website can provide that then it is a good initiative”.
The website offers a choice to students of 39 public universities and other private institutions. Students look at it as a neutral source they can check without relying entirely on what overseas education consultants or universities themselves say.
According to consultants this could help students and parents to regain confidence to look at the country as an overseas education destination. Australia's image took a beating in the last couple of years following reports of Indian students there being subjected to racial attacks. This was seen as a including Indian's showing a $3 billion loss from 2010-2011.
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Source : TOI