New online database to help Indian and Australian students find reciprocal coursesTue 23rd December 2014
The Australia-India Education Council (AIEC) has launched an online database to help Indian and Australian students and providers find higher education courses which are recognised for credit in both countries. It will assist students to identify study opportunities in the other country.
The database is an initiative of the AIEC Student Mobility Working Group. It was funded by the Indian University Grants Commission (UGC) and implemented by Jamia Milia Islamia University (JMI).
Australian Acting High Commissioner Mr Bernard Philip and JMI Vice Chancellor Professor Talat Ahmed officially launched the database on 23 December at JMI.
“This website will be an excellent resource for Indian students seeking to complete part of their degree in Australia, and for Australian students wishing to study in India,” said Mr Philip.
“The database can be searched by location, institution or course, which will help students from both countries to find the information they need. I would like to thank UGC and JMI for their leadership in this initiative, which will further reinforce the strong education links between Australia and India.”
The database can be accessed at http://www.australiaindiacredittransfer.org/.
The website is launching just before Australian students begin to travel to India under the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan (NCP) in 2015.
The $100 million program enables Australian undergraduate students to undertake part of their course in an Asian country, as well as accessing internship opportunities during their stay.
India is one of the most popular destinations for Australian students taking part in the NCP, with close to 350 students heading to institutions across India for short-term study next year.
More photos of the event can be found here.