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Australia’s James Cook University offers new courses in global development, data science

LN Revathy Coimbatore | Updated on April 05, 2019 Published on April 05, 2019

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A 10-member delegation of academics from James Cook University (JCU), Australia, is here to announce the launch of new programmes — Masters of Global Development and Master of Data Science and the International Student Merit Stipend (ISMS) scholarship programme, which provides a secure income of Australian $700 every month throughout the course of study.

Vignesh Vijayaraghavan, Head of International Recruitment, said there were around 3,000 international students at JCU of whom 10 per cent were from India.

“The awareness of JCU has only been through consultants, since its establishment in 1970. This is the first time that a team from the University is here to show their commitment to the Indian market.”

The team had earlier visited Mumbai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and New Delhi to announce the new programmes. After concluding the roadshow in Coimbatore, the team left for Colombo. Vijayaraghavan said that the delegation will visit SAARC countries in the second leg of the tour.

Paul Dirks, Associate Dean, Research – College of Science and Engineering, James Cook University, said the university offers distinctive and high-quality degrees providing graduates with skills to embark on rewarding careers.

“The new courses will open up opportunities for the students and assist them in science and engineering. There are specialist centres at JCU that serve as hubs for research and innovation. Infrastructure such as the Orpheus Island Research Station and the Daitree Rainforest Observatory add to the quality of learning and research experience,” said Vijayaraghavan.

“Unlike campus placement, at JCU, students undergo practical training in various industries and are invariably absorbed by companies on successful completion of the course,” he said, regarding placements.

Published on April 05, 2019
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