An MoU for establishment of ICCR Chair at University of Wollongong

On August 29, 2017 Consul General Shri B. Vanlalvawna, on behalf of Indian Council for Cultural Relations signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Wollongong (UoW), New South Wales for establishment of ICCR Chair of Indian Studies. Prof. Alex Frino, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Strategy) signed the MoU on behalf of UoW in a ceremony hosted at the University’s Sydney Business School Campus.

The MoU envisages hosting short term, one semester, ICCR Chair every academic year till the year 2022, starting from Autumn Session of academic year 2018. The Chair will conduct lectures, seminars and workshops on various, mutually agreed upon, subjects related to different aspects of India like economy, polity, art and culture.

The MoU is a firm step towards practical cooperation to solidify existing relations between UoW and India. The UoW has traditionally been hosting international students from India. As per UoW, at present more than 1100 students from India are enrolled in various courses.

Consul General Vanlal Vawna with NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian

On Monday, August 28th, 2017, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian met with Consul-General of India Mr Vanlalvawna Bawitlung, to discuss new opportunities and ways to strengthen economic and cultural ties between NSW and India.

The Premier and Consul-General also discussed NSW’s burgeoning Indian community and the recent celebrations of the 70th anniversary of Indian Independence.

Premier Berejiklian re-affirmed the NSW Government’s close ties between India and NSW, in particular through the skills, experiences and shared culture from residents of Indian heritage.

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