Federation University, Australia

At Federation University www.federation.edu.au , the desire to transform lives and enhance communities informs everything we do. From research that improves people’s lives right around the world, to supporting our students to succeed at their studies and in life – we make a difference.

With both university and TAFE campuses in Ballarat, Berwick, Brisbane, Gippsland and the Wimmera, we became Federation University in 2014 – a new entity bringing together almost 150 years of history from our predecessor institutions.

As a young university, we have the energy and optimism of youth combined with the knowledge and experience that comes from our history as one of the oldest universities in Australia, dating back to 1870.

We are a diverse community with over 24,000 domestic and international students and 110,000 alumni across Australia and the world. We are creating a Federation of independent thinkers, of like-minded individuals who are determined to make their mark.

For more information : https://federation.edu.au/

Asset Management Council, Australia

The Asset Management Council www.amcouncil.com.au is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization, a Technical Society of Engineers Australia, a founding member of the Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management (GFMAM) and a founding member of the World Partners in Asset Management (WPiAM).

As an internationally recognized organisation at the forefront of asset management knowledge and development, we provide information and guidance on asset management across a multitude of industries and professional roles, both in Australia and overseas. Our professional services, technical knowledge, and organisational experience act as a platform for professional development and industry recognition, and our international affiliations link our stakeholders to a community whose knowledge and experience is drawn from all levels of practice.

Our vision is to "enable value from effective asset management"

For more information : www.amcouncil.com.au

Indian Institute Of Technology, Kharagpur

The Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IITKGP) is the oldest of the IITs and one the most revered institutes of national importance. Right from its inception in 1950, IIT Kharagpur, an Institute of Eminence (IoE), has produced a large number distinguished alumni who are spread across the world occupying pivotal positions in academia, industry, government including famous industrialists. IITKGP is not just the place to study technology, it is the place where students are taught to dream about the future of technology and beam across disciplines, making differences enough to change the world. Since inception, IIT Kharagpur has been engaged in a steady process of development and now it has 50 academic units. The vast tree-laden campus, spreading over 2100 acres has a self-contained township of over 18,000 inhabitants including faculty, staffs, and students. The motto of IIT Kharagpur is "Yogah Karmasu Kaushalam", i.e., "Excellence in action is Yoga”.

For more information : www.iitkgp.ac.in

CoE In Safety Engineering And Analytics

The Centre of Excellence in Safety Engineering and Analytics (CoE-SEA), established in 2020, is one of the important Centres of Excellence at IIT Kharagpur under the Institute of Eminence (IoE) Scheme. It is an interdisciplinary centre supported by all the departments, schools and centres of IIT Kharagpur. The CoE-SEA embodies to act as the hub for learning & practice, knowledge creation, standardization, repository, and dissemination of knowledge and information covering the broad domain of safety engineering & management, occupational and environmental health, human factors & industrial ergonomics, disaster management, and related analytics. It aims to become the world leader in education, research, outreach, and technology transfer and the destination for the world reputed professors, researchers, scientists, technocrats, management consultants, industry giants, and socially relevant entrepreneurs. The CoE-SEA works in tandem with industries (consortium of major, medium and small scale industries) for effective industry-academia interactions and providing with sustainable solutions.

For more information : www.coesea.iitkgp.ac.in

Manipal Academy Of Higher Education

Manipal Academy of Higher Education is well known not just in India, but the world over. Although it got the deemed university status in 1993, the seeds for its magnificent growth were sown way back in 1953 with the setting up of the flagship Kasturba Medical College on what was then a barren hilltop. The last sixty six years have seen institutes at Manipal taking meticulous and meaningful steps to build reservoirs of intellectual wealth and academic excellence. In the process, Manipal University has created some of the country's best institutes/schools across several diverse streams like medicine, dentistry, nursing, engineering, pharmacy, hotel management, allied health, architecture and design, communication etc. Each institution/school at Manipal is geared to meet the same demanding standards to create great professionals and citizens by inspiring them in many ways.

Every institute has world class facilities and pedagogy, which are constantly reviewed and upgraded to reflect the latest trends and developments in higher education.

For more information : www.manipal.edu

Department Of Mechanical And Manufacturing

Started in the year 1960, the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (MME) is the largest department in the Institute comprising 2 undergraduate and 4 postgraduate programs. The department's strength lies in having a good number of experienced and well qualified faculty and state-of-the-art infrastructural facilities. Innovative teaching methods are followed to impart quality education to the students. Department is recognized as Quality Improvement Program (QIP) minor Centre by MHRD, Govt of India, which has given a boost to the research activities in the department.

For more information : https://manipal.edu/mit/department-faculty/department-list/mechanical-and-manufacturing.html

Institute Of Rural Management Anand (IRMA)

The Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) is driven by the dream of serving under-served segments of the economy through professional management.

IRMA is driven by the dream of serving under-served segments of the economy through professional management. Founded in 1979, IRMA is focused on creating management professionals who can bring about sustainable, ecologically-friendly and equitable growth by applying their management acumen at the grassroots level and influencing the public policy narrative at the national and global levels.

Dr. Verghese Kurien, known as the ‘Father of the White Revolution in India’, founded IRMA at Anand, Gujarat with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC), the Government of India, Government of Gujarat, the erstwhile Indian Dairy Corporation and the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB).

IRMA is a premier institution of professional learning offering Management programmes with a focus on understanding real management problems and socio-economic realities of under-served communities through intensive fieldwork. Experienced faculty members from reputed national and international institutions collaborate to inspire and create the thinkers of tomorrow for a better world. IRMA offers world-class infrastructure for learning at their 60-acre-green campus.

IRMA’s synergy with Government and Non-Government Institutions as well as International Development Organizations provides the students with an ideal ecosystem for learning, research as well as implementation experience of real on-the-ground projects.

About Ballarat

Ballarat is Victoria's third largest city, located just over an hour by road or rail west of Melbourne.

Ballarat has enjoyed a rich and prosperous heritage thanks to the Gold Rush which began in 1851. News that the Ballarat region was home to the richest alluvial goldfield in the world resulted in a population explosion as people came from all over the world seeking fortune. By 1855, Ballarat had grown to a city with a population of 100,000 people. Impressive public and private buildings sprung up which were financed from the wealth generated by the diggings.

These days, long after the gold has run out, the city retains much of its rich gold heritage in the form of opulent buildings, fountains, and tourist attractions which celebrate the city's history. Notable buildings include Ballarat's Town Hall (built between 1870 and 1872), Her Majesty's Theatre (1875) and Craig's Hotel which was built in several stages between 1853 and 1891.

The Avenue of Honour is a grand boulevard in Ballarat which commemorates local soldiers who fought in the First World War. It commences 4 kilometres west of the city centre, at the junction of Sturt Street and Learmonth Street, where a 17 metre high cement and brick arch was built over the roadway in 1920. From here, the boulevard extends 22 kilometres westwards, lined with over 3,000 trees, each with a bronze memorial plaque listing the name of a soldier.

Step back in time to Ballarat's gold mining days at Sovereign Hill which is a recreated gold township of the 1850s where you can experience life in that era. The Eureka Centre is situated close to the site of the 1854 Eureka Stockade Rebellion where miners and officials engaged in a bloody battle over miner's rights.

Around 10 kilometres south of Ballarat's city centre is the small township of Buninyong. It lays claim to being Victoria's first inland town and has an interesting collection of historic buildings including the old library (built in 1861) and the stunning Italianate-styled town hall and court house. To the east of town is Mount Buninyong - an extinct volcano rising to a height of 745 metres. At the summit is a picnic area, several walking tracks and a lookout tower that offers superb views across the surrounding countryside and towards Ballarat.

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