Deakin University, Australia, and Jindal Global Business School (JGBS) have announced an innovative study option for Indian students that will allow them to earn two degrees after successfully completing the four-year program in Business Analytics. The four-year program enables Indian students to qualify for Business Management (MBA) and Business Analytics after four years. In the current situation where travel is suspended and students are unsure of an overseas college opportunity, Deakin University, Australia and JGBS have developed the four-year program that allows students to complete their studies after two years on a campus in Australia can transfer to study there for an additional 2 years and a bachelor’s degree in business analytics. Upon successful completion, students receive a Bachelor of Business Administration from JGU and a Bachelor of Business Analytics from Deakin University, Australia.
The program was practically signed by both partners in the presence of high-ranking representatives, including the founding Vice Chancellor of JGU, Prof. (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, and Prof. Rajesh Chakrabarti, Dean of Jindal Global Business School, together with Prof. Gary Smith . Deputy Vice Chancellor (Global Engagement), Prof. Mike Ewing, Executive Dean, Faculty of Business and Law, and Ms. Ravneet Pawha, Deputy Vice President (Global), Deakin University, Australia. The signing was witnessed by Brett Galt-Smith, Advisor (Education and Research) to the Australian High Commission in New Delhi.
This is a unique initiative where students earn 100% credits of prior study at a leading Indian university before moving to a Deakin University campus in Australia. As part of the arrangement, students pay the local India tuition fee while studying the first two years of the program at OP Jindal Global University. It simply translates into better academic success for students with global careers and an education that saves them a huge amount of money.
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The founding vice-chancellor of OP Jindal Global University (Prof.), Dr. C. Raj Kumar, said: “The unique program fits very well with students of our newly introduced BBA – Analytics along with our existing management programs. Given the current situation, students can achieve an educational portfolio that combines the best of both universities and offers a highly supportive and personalized student experience. It will also improve their academic qualifications by securing two degrees and studying in two locations in India and Australia as part of the dual degree program. The idea of using different forms of data management solutions to address different aspects of improving business strategic decision making, aspects of data mining, predictive analysis, or statistical analysis is not going to be limited to just the idea of business. However, this will come in handy in a variety of situations including public order, government decision-making, and much more. Students taking these programs are better able to understand and analyze problems in different contexts, and are not limited to the business itself. Certain aspects will definitely include artificial intelligence and robotics, as well as machine learning. Therefore, as academic institutions, we have to be dynamic and respond to new demands.
Gary Smith, Vice Chancellor of Deakin University (Global Engagement), said: “At Deakin University we are continuously developing our offering. Given the current challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, such a hybrid pathway program would help students keep their study and career goals on track. The joint four-year program allows students to study the first part of their home country and get an international land degree from Deakin University in Australia for a truly global experience. Students trained across two systems have a tremendous opportunity to look at the world from two different angles and from two different perspectives in order to become culturally proficient. “Prof. Rajesh Chakrabarti, Dean of Jindal Global Business School, said, “There is a lot of excitement about analysis programs in India today. At the moment, there is more talk than understanding about AI and analytics. Therefore, it is important that this program enable students to effectively understand issues related to them and become employable. Students have the opportunity to study in both India and Australia, where the work done in this sector is also varied in scope, exposing students to a wide variety of challenges and opportunities.
Prof. Pavan Gandhok, Vice Dean of Public Relations, New Opportunities and Entrepreneurship at Jindal Global Business School, said, “At a time when travel is difficult, this dual opportunity provides parents and students with a meaningful opportunity to pursue their aspirations to become Australians , keep alive and international presence plus a degree and degree in analytics where job prospects only accelerate. This program helps students learn how to manage and extract insights from data, and teaches them a variety of techniques to manipulate and visualize it. Just like e-commerce, which has now been expanded to include everything in its scope, there is enormous scope for analysis in the future and the possibility that analysis is present in all facets of our lives. Ravneet Pawha, Deputy Vice President (Global) and CEO (South Asia) of Deakin University, said: “It is encouraging to see how JGU has made a name for itself in India and internationally. We have a long partnership with OP Jindal Global University. It has been an amazing effort on behalf of the Deakin leadership to continue their very strong and dedicated commitment to India through these difficult times. Australia has a very strong commitment to partnering with India in all areas, including education as the flagship sector, as these partnerships are vital in building a strong foundation between the two countries. “PWR PWR