Deakin University partners with Cyient
One of Australia’s leading institutions, Deakin university has partnered with India-based engineering firm, Cyient. The partnership aims to open educational and research opportunities for students from both the continents.
As part of the agreement, Cyient will be a linkage between Deakin University’s School of Engineering and the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, providing opportunity for joint research projects, study exchange opportunities and industry-student projects.Some of the key areas of research will be in Medical Additive Manufacturing and Design for Additive Manufacturing among others.
Professor Guy Little fair, Head of Deakin’s School of Engineering noted that the partnership was symbolic of the strength of the relationship between Deakin and India. “Deakin has a long and proud history with India and over the past two decades we have committed over AUD$10 million to research initiatives in the country, with 20 strategic academic partners, 20 research partners and 15 corporate partnerships,” he said.
Deakin’s first associated with India in 1994 through a joint venture with the Australian Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers to offer management programs through distance learning. In fact, Deakin is the first foreign university to have set up its office in India.
Presently, the university has more than 50,000 students including above 1000 from India.