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Business School to mount groundbreaking India project

19 June 2019
Students to learn about sustainability on a budget
In line with the University of Sydney’s current focus on India, the Business School is to send a group of first year undergraduate students to the country later this year on a culturally and economically oriented study tour.

This will be the first time that the Business School has mounted a study tour to India for first year undergraduate students.

Organisers say that the group of 10 to 16 will gain practical experience with Indian corporations and not-for-profit organisations in a way that will allow them to apply their theoretical knowledge gained at the Business School. The students will also earn credit points towards their degree.

"This will be a wonderful opportunity for the students to experience the rich culture, history, anthropology and evolution of modern India," said Sanjeev Dheer, who is an Associate Lecturer in Work Integrated Learning and a tour organiser.

The students will gain insights into international business perspectives while potentially experiencing an axis of history and culture."
Sanjeev Dheer, Associate Lecturer in Work Integrated Learning

"Importantly, the students will work with NGOs and learn about running sustainable projects on limited budgets," Mr Dheer said.

"India is one of the world's fastest growing economies, with booming telecom, automotive, IT, Pharma and non-for-profit industries."

Mr Dheer went on to say that the tour - focused in and around the capital, New Delhi - would suit students "ready to build on their skills and gain insights that will enhance their international business acumen."

"India inspires innovation that is prevalent in its vast array of businesses providing goods and services of every kind for both local and global consumption," he said.

The University of Sydney’s Vice-Chancellor, Dr Michael Spence, led a delegation to India earlier this year in order to demonstrate the University’s interest in establishing ties with Indian organisations and to learn about its student market.

"We have an ever-strengthening relationship with India," Dr Spence said at the time. "Our research collaborations with Indian partners are growing and we hope to accelerate that growth over the coming years. We have much to learn from our partners."