In the 4th AIEC meeting held on 29th June 2018 at
Adelaide, Australia, both the sides reviewed the progress on the four key
thematic areas –(i) Higher Education, Research and Student Mobility, (ii)
Quality Assurance and Qualifications Recognition, (iii) Skills, and (iv)
There is growing collaboration between Australian and
Indian Institutions on joint research projects and PhD programmes in areas
of mutual interest.
At the 4th Australia-India Education Council Meeting,
it was agreed to further strengthen the partnership of Australia and India
in the area of research collaboration to allow greater mobility of
researchers, academics and scholars to support our mutual interest in high
quality research outputs.
Under the newly initiated Scheme for Promotion of
Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC) programme of this Ministry. 157
Joint research proposals between reputed Indian Institutions and Australian
Institutions have been received and in the process of approval.
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur is the Nodal
Institute for helping, handholding and coordinating with participating
Indian educational Institutions to forge alliances with the Australian
educational Institutions for academic and research collaboration.