IASA, New Delhi launched its new Chapter 'IASA, EASTERN REGION'

IASA (Indian Association for the Study of Australia) New Delhi, announced its new chapter 'IASA, Eastern Region', Calcutta on 2 February 2007 at National Library Lecture Hall in the presence of Australian Writers and academics. Prof. Santosh K Sareen (JNU & President, IASA New Delhi) and Prof. Deb Narayan Bandyopadhyay (The University of Burdwan, Hony. Director, CAS) jointly inaugurated a new phase of Australian Studies in India.

All the writers, scholars and students welcomed the Chapter and its working committee members. Prof. Bruce Bennett (ADFA, University of New South Wales) greeted all the members and students and advised them to come and use the Resource Centre of IASA which would be announced later.

Last year at the IASA conference at Pune, Prof Sareen and Prof Bandyopadhyay discussed the possibility of launching an Eastern Region Chapter of IASA with Prof. Bennett and Ms Asha Lele Das (Country Manager, AIC). After this discussion, Prof. Bandyopadhyay and his colleagues and students worked hard to bring scholars from other universities of West Bengal on one platform. IASA, Eastern Region now looks forward to organizing seminars, conferences and publishing books and monographs.