The Australian government has announced that 1,607 Australian university students will undertake study and work-based experiences in India as part of the 2020 New Colombo Plan Mobility Program.
Acting Australian High Commissioner to India, Rod Hilton, welcomed the announcement and said that India continues to remain one of the most popular destinations for Australian students under this programme.
‘Next year, Australian universities will mobilise students through 64 exciting projects in India, including one on the development of Indian physical education programs and another on improving organic waste management and drinking water quality,” he said.
‘We are supporting a new generation of young Australians who want to deepen their understanding of the people, the business environment and the culture in India, strengthening the ties between our nations.’
The New Colombo Plan is a signature initiative of the Australian government, providing Australian students opportunities to gain the cross-cultural awareness and experiences that are vital to today’s globally connected workforce.
In addition to the 1,607 students who received mobility grants, six Australian undergraduate students have been awarded the prestigious New Colombo Plan scholarship to live, study and undertake internships in India in 2020, a release said here. (UNI)