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Cabinet approves signing of India-Australia MoU

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Australia on cooperation in the fields of education, training and research.
It is aimed at intensifying existing partnerships between India and Australia in higher education and research, including technical and professional education, schools, vocational education and training, and will open up innovative areas of cooperation.

The MoU highlights including facilitating mobility of students and faculty members through formal exchange programs, internships along with supporting the skill development through joint conferences and policy dialogue and technical cooperation in national standards development.

The MoU focuses on encouraging research collaboration between institutions of higher learning to enlarge the scope for joint research, joint Ph. D. programmes and joint degrees.

It is further aimed at the development of bilateral programmes between institutions of educational excellence in technical, vocational, schools and higher education, subject to availability of funds. (ANI)