University of Wollongong, Deakin University to set up campuses in Gujarat's GIFT city: Dharmendra Pradhan

10 new agreements will be signed by the Indian and Australian Universities, Jason Clare, Australian education minister announced.

India and Australian education ministers (Twitter)India and Australian education ministers (Twitter)

Mridusmita Deka | March 1, 2023 | 11:15 AM IST

NEW DELHI: The University of Wollongong and Deakin University will set up campuses in the GIFT city of Gujarat, union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced in an event at Delhi University's Venkateswara College today, March 1. Leading a delegation of Australian higher education leaders, Australian education minister Jason Clare is participating in the DU college event today.
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Saying that India is committed to taking responsibility of entire civilizaton of the globe, Dharmendra Pradhan in the Delhi University's Venkateswara College event said: "We will partner with Australia for quality, for accessibility, and for affordability of quality modern education for our youngsters."

As many as 10 new agreements will be signed by the Indian and Australian Universities, Jason Clare, Minister for Education, Government of Australia said at the event.

Announcing the signing of agreements, Clare said: “Tomorrow, Minister Pradhan and I will sign important agreements, a mechanism for mutual recognition of qualifications. It locks in the rules for mutual recognition of education in Australia and India. It delivers immediate benefits for students in higher education institutions in both countries.”

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Indian students, Clare added, can be sure that a degree obtained from an Australian University will be recognised in India if they want to continue their higher education. Students will also be able to study structures with stages at an Australia University campus here or in another country and then complete their bachelors degree in Australia and be confident that their educational qualification is recognised here in India, he said.

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Saying that it is part of a two-step process including the recognition of qualification degrees and working together with professions in mutual recognition agreements, Clare said that Australian and Indian graduates will be able to practice professionally in either country and added: “That is something we will look at in the context of the new economic cooperation and trade agreement between Australia and India.”

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