Deakin South Asia

Deakin was the first international university to open an office in India in 1994 and has since developed a proud history of engagement in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Mauritius, Myanmar and Nepal. The strong networks and relationships we've built over the past 28 years in India and South Asia have helped us to create a supportive and vibrant space for students wishing to study in Australia.

Deakin’s South Asia Office

Deakin University’s South Asia Office is located in South Delhi and is Deakin’s hub for operations across the South Asia region. The office provides support for recruitment, research, mobility, alumni and employability in addition to regularly facilitating events and engagement activity.

Why choose Deakin?

Deakin University is a multi-award winning and internationally recognised university. We offer students from across the world an outstanding learning experience. Deakin now hosts over 15,000 international students from 130 different countries, including more than 5,300 students from India. We are dedicated to giving our international students the best start in their chosen careers, and if you choose to study with us, you will be able to take advantage of our:

  • high-value scholarships
  • state of the art facilities
  • award-winning teaching
  • world-renowned study programs
  • work integrated learning curriculums
  • workplace initiatives and industry placements
  • worldwide network of Deakin alumni, staff and research partners.

Learn more about Deakin’s reputation

I learnt about Deakin when I met a Deakin University representative in India. I chose to study at Deakin because of their Master of Business Administration (International) degree – it was the perfect combination of business and academia – which then translated into me choosing to study in Australia.

Rupa Subramaniam, India

Master of Business Administration (International)

Top university worldwide

Ranked in the Top 1% of universities worldwide in Shanghai Ranking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities.

AIBC awards Deakin University top honour for its engagement in India

Deakin University received the highest honour at the inaugural Australia India Business Council (AIBC) Awards in 2016, taking home the award for Outstanding Contribution by an Australian Organisation in India, recognising the University’s long-standing engagement in India.

AFR award for Deakin India Research Initiative (DIRI)

The Deakin India Research Initiative (DIRI) – a unique India-based program that supports innovative, industry-led research and enables PhD students to continue their research while working – received the 2019 Australian Financial Review (AFR) Higher Education Award for International Education.

India Australia Business & Community Awards

Business Leader of the Year 2018 was awarded to Ms Ravneet Pawha, Deputy Vice President (Global Engagement) and CEO (South Asia), Deakin University.

Australia’s India Economic Strategy 2035

This strategy report highlights education as the flagship sector for engagement by Australia, and it presents one university as a case study of successful action in India: Deakin University.

Our students

Girish Gupta

Indian student Girish Gupta, studying Master of Business Administrator (International) at Deakin University, shares his experience of moving from a face-to-face classroom environment to an online learning environment.

Soumya Gupta

Indian student Soumya Gupta, studying Bachelor of Commerce at Deakin University, shares her experience of studying online.

Reema Seshadri

Indian student Reema Seshadri, studying Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) at Deakin University, shares her experience of moving from a face-to-face classroom environment to an online learning environment.

Shraddha Sovan

Indian student Shraddha Sovan, studying her final trimester of the Master of Communication at Deakin University, shares her experience of moving from a face-to-face classroom environment to an online learning environment.


Deakin University offers a range of high-value scholarships to our South Asian students. Our scholarships range in value from full scholarships that recognise students with exceptionally high academic performance to bursaries that will assist students in paying for their university fees and study costs. Some of our scholarships include:

Deakin Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship

Upcoming events in South Asia

Visit the Deakin University, South Asia Eventbrite page for a list of upcoming events, webinars, seminars and more.

Deakin South Asia Eventbrite

Partnerships and research in South Asia

Over the past 28 years, Deakin University has been a key conduit in the Australia–India relationship, linking Australian academic expertise with leading Indian research institutions and industries. Deakin currently boasts of collaboration with the premier engineering institutions, business schools, schools of humanities and social sciences, institution of eminence in agriculture, environment, and top corporates like TATA, Mahindra, Infosys, Ford and more. This industry-academia collaboration has resulted in cutting-edge applied and translational research that benefits not just students and industry but people.

In 2009, Deakin launched the Deakin India Research Initiative (DIRI) which offers Indian students, academics and professionals the opportunity to pursue a PhD in India while working with Deakin researchers through co-supervised doctoral programs.

Learn more about our academic, research and strategic partnerships

Deakin offers a lot of leadership roles to help students gain valuable experience in different areas. I currently work as a math mentor helping students solve their math problems and become independent learners. This experience has increased my confidence as a leader and helped me get an internship at the uni.

Ashish Khadka, Nepal

Bachelor of Computer Science

Contact us

Deakin has had a strong presence in India and South Asia region for more than 28 years, building valued relationships in education, training, research, industry and recruitment.

+91 11 2654 4700

Unit 202–203, Square One, 2nd Floor

Plot No. C2, Saket Place

Saket District Centre

New Delhi, India 110017

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