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Aus awards scholarships to six UG students for study in India

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Australian has awarded scholarships to six of Australian undergraduates to live, study and gain work experience in in 2019, Australian High Commissioner to Harinder Sidhu said on Thursday.

"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," Sidhu said.

2019 India 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 institutions - the University of Delhi, Panjab University, and the All (AIIMS).

"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 said.

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, he said.

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 18:40 IST