According to Australian PM Anthony Albanese, “It is the most extensive and ambitious agreement that India has ever reached with any nation.”
The “Australia-India Education Qualification Recognition Mechanism” has been completed, according to an announcement made on Wednesday by Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. While in India, Albanese spoke at a presentation to formally announce that Deakin University in Australia would be establishing an international branch campus at GIFT City in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
Our bilateral connections in the field of education have seen a substantial development. I’m happy to inform you that the Australia-India Education Qualification Recognition Mechanism has been completed, he remarked.
“Thanks to this new process, your hard-earned degree will be recognised when you return home if you are an Indian student who is studying or has previously studied in Australia. So you’ll feel more certain that your Indian degree will be accepted in Australia if you’re a part of the 500,000-strong and expanding Indian diaspora in Australia, he said.
According to Albanese, it is the most extensive and ambitious agreement that India has ever reached with any nation. It opened up business prospects for Australian education companies to supply Indian students with cutting-edge, more accessible education. And it gives educational institutions a strong foundation on which to think about fresh collaborations, he added.
The visiting prime minister continued, “It is a magnificent piece of work that will have really substantial effects. A new scholarship for Indian students who desire to study in Australia was also announced by him.
“I am pleased to announce a new scholarship offering — the Maitri scholarships. This is for Indian students to study in Australia for up to four years. The scholarships are part of the wider Maitri programme that seeks to boost cultural, educational and community ties between Australia and India,” Albanese said. Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and Governor Acharya Devvrat were also present on the occasion.