27 January 2010
Indian journalists visit City campus
The journalists prepare to interview Dr Rae Subramaniam.
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Indian journalists have toured RMIT University’s City campus, meeting the acting Vice-Chancellor, executive staff, Indian students and Dr Rae Subramaniam from the Indian International Student Advisory Centre Inc (IISAC).
Acting Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Daine Alcorn said: “We took the opportunity to show-case the extensive services that RMIT provides to international students, such as mates@RMIT, which puts new international students in touch with current students by email even before they arrive in Melbourne.
“Students from more than 170 countries choose to study at RMIT and we are proud of the great diversity among our staff and students,” Professor Alcorn said.
The delegation comprised Rohit Bhan, Senior Special Correspondent, NDTV; Ritul Joshi, Deputy Editor, Aaj Tak TV; and Dipanjan Roy Chaudhury, Special Correspondent, Mail Today.
The journalists interviewed Rajesh Ramanathan, a PhD student in the School of Applied Sciences, and Smita Pillai, a Master of Communication student.
Dr Subramaniam from IISAC, located at the Indian High Commission, praised RMIT’s approach to international student services and also participated in the media interviews.
RMIT representatives included Julie Eisenbise, Pro Vice-Chancellor, International and Development; Professor Joyce Kirk, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Students; Michelle Hoodbhoy, Director, International Services; and Avanti Redkar, Manager, International Marketing and Recruitment, International Services.
Tim Huggins, First Secretary, Australian High Commission (New Delhi), Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, helped coordinate the visit to RMIT.
The visit follows one in August 2009 by representatives of India’s top six newspapers.