13 Sep 2019 21:06 IST

University of Wollongong awards scholarships at IFIM Business School

Delegates from the University and Adam Gilchrist gave away seven scholarships to the students

IFIM Business School, Bangalore, one of the top six AACSB accredited management institutes in India, hosted the University of Wollongong, an Australia-based University and an elite international partner of IFIM Business School in delivering dual degrees and super specialisations. Adam Gilchrist, former Australian cricketer and the Brand Ambassador of the University, was part of the delegation.

Addressing the students and faculty of IFIM Business School, cricketing legend Adam Gilchrist said, “It’s a great afternoon where the two universities from different countries have come together to extend a platform for Indian students to master their knowledge and skills through the scholarships offered by the University of Wollongong. Being a part of this milestone gives me immense pleasure and thus, I would like to extend hearty congratulations to those who have earned the scholarship”.

Prof Paul Wellings CBE, Vice-Chancellor, University of Wollongong, said “This partnership has offered both the institutions a unique experience that will help us grow in our journey. Through this scholarship, we wish to leverage a platform for the students of IFIM Business School to master their skills in the rapidly growing world”.

Dr Atish Chattopadhyay, Director, IFIM Business School, said “With a belief in learning to discover, this journey with the University of Wollongong will help in the holistic development of our students and will enable both universities to grow simultaneously. We look forward to benefiting from this partnership while providing our students with a global exposure. This will help future professionals to adopt the best practices they are exposed to and implement them here in India.”

The University of Wollongong announced six scholarships worth $5000 each and one scholarship worth $10,000. These scholarships were awarded to the Indian students of IFIM Business School, this being the only business school in India to receive them.

The delegates who were a part of this milestone event were Prof Paul Wellings CBE, Vice-Chancellor; Adam Gilchrist, UOW Ambassador; Prof Alex Frino, Deputy Vice-Chancellor; Prof Charles Areni, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business; Canio Fierravanti, Director of Government Relations; Brett Lovegrove, Executive Director of Global Strategy; Evelyne Raymond, Alumni Relations Coordinator; and Venkat Yanamandram, Senior Lecturer at the University of Wollongong.