In a move to boost and strengthen the educational ties between India and Australia, the Government of India has cleared the proposal to credit transfers and exchange of training and research between institutes of the two countries. Indian and Australia would be signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to help intensify existing partnerships between the two countries for technical and professional education and to enlarge the scope for joint research, joint Ph.D programmes and award of joint degrees.
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The agreement also aims at expansion of the Australia India Education Council membership, strengthen policy dialogue and exchange in terms of mutual benefits that include qualification and quality frameworks and standards for education as well as to support mobility of students and faculty members through internships.
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The subject experts, educational administrators, will be made a part of development programmmes that will be held between institutions of higher learning and organisation of joint research programmes and publications. They will be conducted to encourage twinning arrangements between the institutes.
Further, the agreement will help develop bilateral programmes between institutions of educational excellence in technical, vocational, schools and higher education, subject to availability of funds as well.
The proposal which was cleared by the Union Cabinet will be funded on mutually agreed terms and will be subject to availability of funds.