Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has announced that Indian degrees would now be recognised in Australia. Albanese added that the Australian Government and Indian Government have finalised the Australia-India Education Qualification Recognition Mechanism, through which Indian degrees would be considered valid.
The first official visit of Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to India is from March 8 to 11. The visit began from Gujarat, where the Australian Prime Minister announced that students with Indian qualifications would be recognised in his country. In addition, for Indian students who have studied in Australia, their Australian degrees would also be recognised in India.
Apart from the validation for degree, Prime Minister Albanese also announced a new scholarship, Maitri for eligible Indian students who wish to study in Australia for up to four years. “The scholarships are part of the wider Maitri programme that seeks to boost cultural, educational and community ties between Australia and India,” he added.
During his four-day India trip, the Australian Prime Minister celebrated Holi at Raj Bhavan in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, received a guard of honour on board India’s first homegrown aircraft carrier INS Vikrant and met popular dabbawalas in Mumbai, and watched the first day of the fourth Test between Australia and India of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy at the Narendra Modi Stadium at Motera in Gujarat. On March 10, he is scheduled to take part in the Ceremonial Reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi which will be followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at the Rajghat.