Digital Desk, New Delhi. Australia has approved India’s covaccine in the list of vaccines for the prevention of Kovid-19. This will now ensure the return of more than 17 thousand Indian students to Australia. The Ministry of Education in India and the Department of Education of Australia are going to discuss this issue. Its aim is to provide convenience to the students.
Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on this subject that this is a welcome step for all Indian students going to Australia. The inclusion of Covaccine in Australia’s list of approved and COVID 19 vaccines will ensure the return of Indian students and professionals to Australia. In fact, Australia’s Minister of Education and Youth Affairs Alan Tudge has said that international students will be able to return to Australia from next week. This is good for students, it is good for our educational institutions and it is good for many businesses that depend on international students as customers and employees. We are opening borders to international students on December 1. It is good for the students, good for the university and good for our economy.
It is worth noting that more than 17000 students from India who have enrolled in various educational institutions in Australia were not able to go to their institutions located in Australia due to various reasons. However, now after the steps taken by the Education Minister of Australia, the return of these students to Australia will be ensured. A few days before such an announcement by Australia, there was an important meeting between India’s Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Australia’s Minister of Education and Youth Affairs Alan Tudge. In this important meeting, the problems of Indian students associated with various educational institutions in Australia were also discussed. This meeting was held in virtual mode between the education ministers of both the countries.
During this virtual meeting, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan raised the issue of return of Indian students studying from Australia with the Education Minister of Australia. Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and his Australian counterpart had agreed to strengthen the growing Australia-India partnership in higher education with emphasis on two-way student mobility, teacher exchanges, applied research and other areas of mutual priority. On the issue of return of Indian students studying in Australia to Australia, the Australian Minister informed about the steps being taken by the Australian Government to facilitate the return of Indian students to Australia.
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan reaffirmed that the National Policy on Education, 2020 will play a vital role in meeting the aspirations and future needs of our youth and making India a global knowledge hub. He said that there is great potential to take forward the cooperation between India and Australia in the education and skills spectrum.