Deakin University and the Indian Government's Ministry of Education and Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship have announced a first-of-its-kind government-university-industry partnership.
The partnership will offer scholarships, fellowships, skilling, and training programs to strengthen the India-Australia relationship and lead the way forward for knowledge sharing and student exchanges between the two countries.
Four key initiatives have been announced as a part of unique partnership, including 'Research Fellowships'. Under the initiative, Deakin will provide research fellowships which offer a 100% tuition fee waiver to 20 high-achieving Indian students for the full duration of their higher degree research studies at the university.
Ravneet Pawha, Deakin's Vice-President of Global Alliances and CEO of South Asia, said Deakin was the first international education provider to set up an office in India, which spoke volumes about the university's commitment to the nation.
"We have always had an 'in India, with India, for India' approach to engagement in the region and this partnership will add new energy to our efforts to deepen the bilateral relationship through enhanced engagement in education and employability, research and innovation, skilling and training," Ms Pawha said.