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Australia Unlimited Global Competition Winner: Uttam Kumar

Indian student and winner of the 'Win Your Future Unlimited' competition, Uttam Kumar, starts his journey of education in Australia.
BY Braingain Staff Writer |   15-07-2014
Indian student and winner of the Australian Government’s global ‘Win Your Future Unlimited’ 2013 competition, Uttam Kumar, will be starting his one year Master of Science and Technology program (Engineering Materials) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in July 2014. UNSW is recognized as one of the top 100 engineering and technology schools in the world.

In this global online competition, participants were expected to create digital postcards on how an Australian education could help advance their future endeavours. Seven finalists were taken on a two week study tour in Australia. Almost 37,000 entries were received from 190 countries.

“The Australian Government is determined to encourage the development of a strong international education sector. So I’m pleased the ‘Win your future unlimited’ competition carried the Australian education story to the world,” said Australian Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb.

Uttam Kumar is a an IIT (Indian Institute of Technology), New Delhi  2014 graduate. The competition has won him  one year’s study and accommodation, a NAB bank account of $ 15000 (AUD), return flights from Australia, and an internship opportunity, among other benefits.

Uttam plans to watch the 2015 cricket world cup, visit beaches, and hopes to create environmentally friendly natural materials while studying at UNSW.

You can follow Uttam's adventure via his blog: here.

Check out the Australia Unlimited facebook page (www.facebook.com/studyinaustralia) for for alerts on future opportunities.

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