The Australia India Education Council’s (AIEC) Student Mobility Working Group is pursuing a number of bilateral projects to support student mobility between Australia and India.
Feasibility study into the creation of a consortium for Australian university in-country Indian studies
La Trobe University has been commissioned by the Commonwealth Department of Education and Training (DET) to study whether the model established by the Australian Consortium for In-Country Indonesian Studies (ACICIS) could be used as the framework for a similar program in India. The final report of the study is expected to be delivered to the department by end of October 2016.
Read more about ACICIS here.
Credit Transfer Database
A database of credit transfer arrangements in place between Indian and Australian universities was developed by Jamia Millia Islamia and launched in December 2014.
The database aims to increase student mobility between both countries by increasing awareness among students and institutions of existing arrangements and encouraging other institutions to develop their own credit transfer arrangements. It enables students to identify which courses and subjects, in India or Australia, will give them credit in their home country.
The database can be accessed here.
Australia India Student Mobility Workshop
The former Prime Minister of Australia the Hon Tony Abbott MP inaugurated the Australia India Student Mobility workshop in Mumbai on 4 September 2014. The workshop was attended by representatives from 52 Indian and 24 Australian higher education institutions. It provided a forum for Australian and Indian higher education institutions, student services providers, NGOs and industry to identify best practice for student mobility programs in India, including student support, internships, and practicums.
The agenda for the workshop can be found here.
The workshop outcomes can be found here.
A gallery of photographs from the workshop and preceding launch of the New Colombo Plan in India is available here.