India, Australia sign agreements on student transfer, research, funding at IIT Gandhinagar
IIT Gandhinagar: To foster collaborations in education and skills training, the education ministers of India and Australia held the first-ever Australia India Education and Skill Council (AIESC) meeting on Monday.
Held at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar, the meeting was jointly chaired by the union education and skill development minister Dharmendra Pradhan, and Jason Clare MP, Australian minister for education, and Brendan O’Connor, Australian minister for skills and training.
Pradhan said that the meeting marked progress in mutual recognition of qualifications, establishment of a joint working group, joint skill collaborations, partnerships between higher educational institutions on joint degrees, capacity building of teachers, collaborations in early childhood care and education, study in India, visas for Indian students and research scholars, among others.
The Indian education minister further announced that the two countries have reviewed their bilateral cooperation in education and skilling and agreed to further strengthen knowledge and skilling partnerships for greater mobility and employability. “In the areas of agriculture, water management, healthcare more research, student and faculty exchange programmes, dual degree, joint degree will be there because of these agreements,” said Pradhan.