Executive Committee – International Students’ Officer

Deven Kumar


Master by Coursework
Information Technology


The International Students’ Officer liaises with relevant groups and individuals to identify issues pertaining to international graduate students, and ensures the interests of this cohort are represented at the MGAEC and within the broader university.

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After graduating with a Bachelors in Electronic and Communication Engineering,  I wanted to pursue programming. That urge led me to my Masters in Information Technology at Monash University.

I still remember my first few days here. I was confused, a little petrified but also excited! Being on campus allowed me to meet new people and expand my social circle. A lot of it happened at the MGA Caulfield lounge – the good ol’days!

The pandemic has drastically changed a lot for graduate students and brought new set of challenges for international students in particular.  I hope to be able to tackle some of these post pandemic problems such as mental health and graduate student employability  in my position on the MGA Executive Committee. I would also like to create more avenues for graduate students to build their social network and make up for all the time they have lost.

Personal Interests

I am a really outgoing person. I live to travel and love to drive. For me the journey is sometimes more exciting then the destination. Apart from travelling I live swimming, basketball, cycling and beats by Marshmello.

Looking for more information?

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