NEW DELHI: Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and his Australian counterpart Jason Clare announced the opening of two campuses of two Australian universities at GIFT City in Gujarat’s Gandhinagar.
This move aligns with the National Education Policy (NEP), 2020, which places a strong emphasis on internationalising education. The announcement was made during their visit to the prospective campuses of Wollongong and Deakin Universities at GIFT City on November 7.
The vice-chancellors of Deakin University and the University of Wollongong emphasised the significance of country-to-country partnerships and highlighted the substantial growth in bilateral relations between India and Australia, even in challenging times such as the Covid-19 pandemic. They also discussed future plans, including the scheduled launch of courses at the Indian campuses.
Speaking on the occasion, Pradhan said that the establishment of foreign university campuses in India would not only promote Study in India but also foster a vibrant, diverse, and inclusive educational environment, aligning with the vision of the NEP 2020.