Sixteen New Zealand postgraduate students have recently been selected to take part in a two-week intensive business programme, “Doing Business in India” at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) in New Delhi from April 14-25.
Doing Business in India (DBI) is a platform for New Zealand postgraduate students to understand the trade patterns, business opportunities and procedures required to undertake business in India. This Education New Zealand initiative supports the New Zealand and Indian Prime Ministers’ Education collaboration announced in 2011, which seeks to enhance bilateral tertiary education cooperation.
Ziena Jalil, Regional Director for South Asia, Education New Zealand says, “These kiwi students are not only academic achievers but are people representing New Zealand universities who value the importance of global connections. New Zealand’s economic future is tied to its key trading partners and India is New Zealand’s tenth largest export market. The programme will also enhance New Zealand’s trade and education links with India.”
The participating students who are from six of New Zealand’s eight universities have a business and international relations background.
“DBI will allow some of New Zealand’s brightest young talent to learn how India does business – emphasizing the official requirements of starting and operating an industrial or commercial business in India. DBI also offers our students an opportunity to develop a network of Indian business and academic contacts. Reciprocal study opportunities are an important aspect of strengthening New Zealand - India education relationships. Each student taking part in the programme will act as an ambassador for New Zealand and highlight the quality of the New Zealand education system,” adds Ms. Jalil.
DBI is being managed and funded by Education New Zealand, the lead agency for the promotion of international education.