Australian education fair in Kolkata on Feb 18

Over 15 leading Australian universities and institutes will participate in an Education Fair on February 18 to showcase academic programmes, scholarships and career opportunities Down Under. The fair, part of the Australian Education Excellence Showcase 2011, will highlight opportunities to build a global career through an education in Australia. The universities and educational institutions will disseminate information about academic programmes, scholarships, student experience, safety measures and career paths to prospective students from India, said an Australian government release here. Senior representatives and faculties from over 15 leading educational institutions from Australia, including the University of New South Wales, Curtin University, RMIT and La Trobe University, will take part in the event to be held in a five star hotel. Alongside the education fair, information sessions would be organized for prospective students to provide a holistic overview of the educational experience in Australia, the release said. More than 80,000 students from India enrolled in Australian in 2010, it said. Academic programmes on business management, information technology, engineering, science and hospitality were preferred courses for Indian students in higher education sector in the country, it added.