Set up in 2003, Charles Darwin University is a relatively new public institution, which came to be referred to as a university after the integration of the Menzies School of Health Research, Centralian College of Alice Springs and Northern Territory University. Charles Darwin University is included in the 7 Innovative Research Universities of Australia and the institution gives you the chance to pursue undergraduate degrees with the option to study them either full-time, part-time or online. This university is very Indian friendly and frequently collaborates with VIT University in India.
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It is situated in the capital city of Darwin Northern Territory of Australia. Darwin is an active city comprising of people of various ethnicities. Thanks to Darwin’s multiculturalism as an Indian, you will never feel left out. But, then again if you are not the friendly type and prefer to stay alone, you might have a hard time making Aussie friends.
CDU has multiple campuses spread out in the city including Alice Springs, Casuarina, and Jabiru. The Alice Springs Campus has a library which offers you electronic learning and, on the other hand, there is a present-day lecture theatre with 85 seats and specially equipped laboratories along with IT classrooms.
The Casurina Campus has several facilities like up to date research centres, a library with a wide range of books, bar, gymnasiums, basketball court, among others. You also have the Katherine campus situated in an area, which is developing at a fast space and becoming a tourist hot spot.
The Casuarina Campus has a newly built $7 million building which has boosted up on=campus accommodation. On campus, accommodation is also offered din other campuses Like Alice Springs and Katherine. International House Darwin and UniLodge Darwin are some of the on campus accommodation provided by the university.
You also have the option for private renting but it will be quite costly for any Indian student, given the exchange rate. However, if you are adamant about getting a place outside campus then you can contract local real estate agents or go through StudyStays.
You will find some excellent faculty members here who have done remarkably well in their area of research. However, due to their busy schedule they might not be available to you all the time. So, you need to be regular with your classes, otherwise, you will end up in a pool of doubt regarding your subject.
Jobs and placements
Most employees want students with some kind of prior experience. CDU helps you to get work placements including internships and paid vacations while working for a company that the university has collaborated with. CDU pairs up with local, national and international companies, and, acts as the mediator between students and their prospective employers.
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