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Australia announces scholarships under New Colombo Plan 2019 India

ANI  |  Canberra [Australia] 

The Australian has awarded scholarships to six Australian undergraduates to live, study and gain work experience in in 2019.

Australia's High Commissioner to said that the was a practical example of Australia's commitment to learning from its neighbours in the region.

"The is a long-term investment in our relationship with We are sending some of our most talented young scholars to India, knowing it will help create enduring bonds of friendship and engagement over the decades to come," said Sidhu.

Names of the scholars in the list include from Limited, from The University of Notre Dame, from the University of Southern Queensland, from The University of Queensland, from La Trobe University, and Jessa Palencia from

According to the New Colombo Plan 2019 India, the scholars will study a broad range of disciplines including Economics, Social and Behavioural Science, Health and Biomedical Science, International Law, Psychology, Nursing and Cultural Studies at leading Indian educational institutions such as the University of Delhi, Panjab University, and the All (AIIMS).

Scholars will also gain real-life work experience of Indian workplaces through internships, practicums, and mentorships with organisations such as Tata Strategic Management Group, the and the of India.

Private sector engagement is central to the value of the New Colombo Plan. Scholars would return to with solid experience and an appreciation of the workplace culture of India, thereby becoming part of a new generation with cross-cultural skills and a deep understanding of the Indo-Pacific.

"The New Colombo Plan is equipping these exceptional young Australians with the skills and experience needed to succeed in a region that is crucial to Australia's prosperity and security," Sidhu added.

Additionally, 1,261 Australian students will come to India in 2019 for short-term internships, mentorships and training opportunities under the New Colombo Plan Mobility Program.

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 14:55 IST