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Varsity Shut at Australia leaves 500 Indian students in lurchVarsity Shut at Australia leaves 500 Indian students in lurch

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On July 28, 2009, with sudden shut down of Sydney's Sterling College, hundreds of international students were left in the lurch. Now over six weeks later, over 500 Indian students among them still do not have a college to go to. That's despite assurance from the Australian Council of Private Education and Training (ACPET) of finding alternate private institutions for them within 28 days. Of the 500 odd Indian students, about 300 students of Community Welfare have recently received offer letters from other private institutes. Getting fresh admission isn't the only worry for Indian students in Australia. They have lost money as well. Sterling College had increased its fees by 40% four months before its closure. Ajay Unni from FISA, Sydney, maintains that the situation has gone from bad to worse.

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