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Karnataka Minister seeks ‘master trainers’ from Australia

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Karnataka Minister seeks ‘master trainers’ from Australia
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Aussie varsities invited to open campuses in Karnataka: Ashwath Narayan

BENGALURU:

Minister for Higher Education, Skill Development and IT/BT Dr CN Ashwath Narayan has sought the co-operation of Australia to provide master trainers to train skill development trainers. The Minister made the request to an Australian delegation headed by Sarah Kirlew, Consul General of Australia, which met him on Tuesday.

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Karnataka Minister seeks ‘master trainers’ from Australia

During the discussion, the Minister also said that renowned Australian universities were welcome to open campuses in Karnataka and assured them of the required facilities. Australian universities can also enter into MoUs with any Karnataka university, including VTU. Priority will be given if they set up Centres of Excellence in collaboration with state universities, he added.

Karnataka Minister seeks ‘master trainers’ from Australia

Existing MoUs

The Australian delegation noted that Australia has MoUs with many Karnataka institutions, including IISc, Raman Research Centre, ISRO and Indian Astrophysics Institution. The delegation was also keen to know about the startup ecosystem of the state.

The Minister said co-operation with Australia on cyber security would continue under the government’s ‘Beyond Bengaluru’ plan.

Sam Freeman, Trade Commissioner, Australian Trade and Investment Commission, Andrew Calister, Vice-Consul, Australian Consulate-General, Dr CN Meena Nagaraj, Director, Department of IT/BT, and Gopala Joshi, ED, State Higher Education Council, were present.

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