During the joint presser, Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne has recently announced a series of new drives to upheave the education system. she has announced to build education and cultural ties between Australia and India, in regards to that she announced the ‘Maitri’ Scholars Program.
Under this program, Indian students get USD 11 million for four years to study in Australia’s world-renowned universities. MoU’s signature with India by the Australian government is to boost tourism under the ‘Maitri’ scheme. In addition to that, the $3.5 million grants and fellowships program will build links between future leaders, supporting mid-career of Indian and Australian professionals.
To boost the role of creative industries in our economic and people-to-people ties $6.1 million Australia-India Cultural Partnership was made. This collaboration is meant to expand the horizon and promote artistic talent and cultural exchanges in two countries’ world-class visual and performing arts, literature, film, television and music industries. Apart from this, trade, tourism and investment are also areas that can get affected by this initiation.
During the visit to India, Mr Dan Tehan met India’s Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal to discuss the free trade agreement between the two countries. They have also renewed MoU on tourism cooperation and launched India Australia Infrastructure Forum.
On the CECA, Ms Payne has emphasized recovering from the impact of COVID and both countries should promote travel. This travel would encourage markets and advance cooperation on tourism policy, data sharing, training, and industry engagement. Ms Payne has also acknowledged Australia’s most important partners in the Indo-Pacific region which is India and strengthening the bond for the future also.
These scholarships and funds let the students focus on their studies, instead of survival and earning money to pay their tuition fees. This will eventually make some brilliant students with investing their dedication in learning only. Furthermore, Indian students can earn better career opportunities for themselves based on the core education they will get.