OUS Updates and news.
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Wednesday announced the “Australia-India Education Accreditation Program” while making it official that Deakin University is “the first overseas university approved to deliver why its branch campus in India forever”.
On the first day of his two-day tour of Gujarat, Albanese also announced the new ‘Maitri’ scholarship for Indian students to study in Australia for four years.
The visiting PM, accompanied by a delegation, arrived in Ahmedabad on Wednesday and visited the Sabarmati Ashram. He also celebrated Holi at Raj Bhavan with Governor Acharya Devvrat and Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel as part of a cultural event.
As first reported by The Indian Express, Deakin University will be the first ever foreign university to have an international campus in India, which is to be located in the GIFT City of Gandhinagar.
“There is another important development… we have completed the Australia-India educational certificate recognition process. This new policy means that if you are an Indian student who studies or has studied in Australia, your hard work degree will be recognized when you return home,” Albanese said while speaking at the event. Celebrating India-Australia Educational Relations’ event in Ahmedabad.
“…Or if you are a member of Australia’s very large Indian diaspora of 8,00,000 growing up, you will be more confident that your Indian qualification will be recognized in Australia. It is the most comprehensive and ambitious program by India adopted by any country. It paves the way for business opportunities for Australian education providers to offer innovative and accessible education to Indian students and provides a strong foundation for educational institutions to consider new ways to interaction with each other,” he said, adding “it’s a fantastic thing. of work that will have very tangible benefits”.
Deakin University’s university will offer courses in cyber security and business analytics, he said.
“The University of Wollongong also intends to establish a campus in GIFT City. Of course, we will always accept students to come and stay in Australia… but not everyone has the means or ability to carry their bags and study in another country… now Indian students can get Australian education without being in Australia,” he added. .
Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel in his address said that the International Department of Deakin University (IBC) will also contribute to the implementation of one of the goals of GIFT, providing workforce.
He also assured the Australian delegation of all possible support to any other university that wants to open a campus in GIFT City.
Ravneet Pawha, Vice President (Global Alliances) and President (South Asia) of Deakin University, said, “This is an important event for both countries, and we are delighted to have contributed to the ‘first ‘ two in the history of Australia-India education. The campus aims to provide a world-class education to meet the skilled workforce requirements of industry within the country.”