The discussions between India and Australia have always resulted in some big changes made in both the countries. This time both the countries are striving to make improvements to strengthen the relationship between both countries in terms of enhancing the education, research and training. Australia and India have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU’s) for this purpose. In a Bilateral meeting between Mr. Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Human Resource Development and the Host of the meeting, Mr. Simon Birmingham, the Australian Minister of Education and Training high emphasis was made in this regard. The discussion focussed on the Institutional Partnership, collaborating for the school policy, strengthening of the E-Education and also skill development, Vocational education, and training.
In his response to the Meeting, Mr. Prakash Javadekar said that he felt the discussion to be fruitful for both the countries. The Ministers also discussed the forthcoming co-authored book “The Future of Higher Education Learning & Teaching“. This collaboration is the reaffirmation of the commitments made by our beloved Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi and his Respected Counterpart Mr. Malcolm Turnbell in April 2017.
The ministers noted rapidly increasing interest of the students of both countries in the cross-border education. Along with all of this, the ministers also noted many other similarities and needs and thus made commitments with each other.
Commitments Made By The Ministers in the Meeting held in Adelaide, Australia.
The collaboration of Australia and India in providing academic mobility in the higher education and Increase in Australian participation in Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN)
Making sure that the students get such quality of Education that makes them Industry ready
Skill development and providing Vocational Education and Training
Reviewing the Curriculum of the Schools, the teaching quality and what students learn
The professional development of teachers and providing more smart classrooms
The Institutional Agreements signed between the countries in the presence of Mr. Prakash Javadekar and Mr. Simon Birmingham –
Australias Deakin University and India’s Central Jammu University
Curtin University, Australia and IIT Guwahati, India
Western Sydney University, Australia and Centuria University, India
The Human Resource Development Minister, Prakash Javadekar’s visit was the 4th Meeting of AIEC at the University of Adelaide. He also met Indian Students at the Adelaide University and took a tour of the University. He later visited the Parafield Garden High School to witness the efforts made by the Adelaide State Secondary School’s Alliance through the initiatives on Skilling and Vocational Training.
Both the ministers have met for the second time regarding this collaboration. Earlier in Adelaide, the ministers met and discussed ways to strengthen the economic growth by enhancing the education and skill training and providing the better workforce. It is expected that the next meeting shall be held in September 2019.