Deakin University launches Cloud Campus in India

Deakin University launches Cloud Campus in India

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New Delhi, Mar 16 : Deakin University, Australia has launched Deakin Cloud in India, an online system that facilitates working professionals to undertake online courses with the university.

At the launch of Deakin Cloud in India, Professor Jane den Hollander AO, Vice-Chancellor and President, Deakin University, stated that "Deakin Cloud is the university's effort to provide education to people whose commitments keep them from pursuing a full-time degree. Indian professionals and students will have the flexibility to work while finishing their higher education. They can enroll into any one of the courses that are on offer, and study online with a convenient schedule shaped around their commitments. Online study at Deakin University's Cloud Campus will enable students to take exams from locations throughout the world."

The University launched Deakin Cloud in India on March 11, a statement said. Ms Ravneet Pawha, CEO (South Asia) and Deputy Vice President (Global Engagement), Deakin University said, " Deakin Cloud provides students with the opportunity to study online, work together and collaborate with classmates on various platforms like Skype and Google Drive. Graduate certificate courses in Hospital Management Administration, Humanitarian Aid & Entrepreneurship will be the key highlights of the July intake. Admissions will also start for Graduate Certificate Program in Humanitarian Aid, and Entrepreneurship courses. Further, we also plan to add courses in Sports, IT and Cyber Security in the coming months."

Since its inception, Deakin Cloud has built an online community of 60,000 students in Australia and a few other countries.

The Cloud Campus connects students to a host of world class lecturers, and peers. In India, students of Deakin Cloud will be eligible for a bursary of AUD 2000. UNI