n a bid to strengthen the Indian international student base, the Group of Eight Universities (Go8), Australia has tied up with six elite Indian schools. The contract between the two was signed on August 24 according to which the Australian universities will be providing these selected elite Indian school students advice on career, and development opportunities such as debating competitions.
Summer schools will also be organised in Australia, for the best Indian school students to learn about high-level research. The universities will also be providing training to the teachers from these schools so as to brush up and polish their teaching and guiding skills.
Following are the Australian universities which form the Group of Eight (Go8):
The University of Melbourne
The Australian National University
The University of Sydney
The University of Queensland
The University of Western Australia
The University of Adelaide
This list comprises of some of the best research universities in the world.
The six schools in Delhi that the universities in Australia are collaborating with are:
Bluebells International School
Rishikul Vidyapeeth School
Ahlcon International School
The Shri Ram School
The step that has been taken, will come in handy for all those eligible Indian students, who wish to study in the UK and US. As per a newspaper report, in 2014, the Go8 had 2401 students from India, compared to a total of 26,223 Indian students studying at higher education level in Australia. Go8 plans to attract more quality students now.
Most of the bright Indian students wish to seek admission in Oxford/ Cambridge/ Ivy League universities in the US/ UK. This tie, will let those students explore more options and provide an opportunity to study in topmost Australian universities.