As part of the 2020 New Colombo Plan Mobility Program,  over 1,600 Australian university students will take part in study and projects in India. According to the Australian Embassy in New Delhi, Australian universities will mobilise students through 64 exciting projects in India.

It includes the development of Indian physical education programs and another on improving organic waste management and drinking water quality Next year. 

Australian High Commissioner to India Rod Hilton said in a statement that his country is supporting a new generation of young Australians who want to deepen their understanding of the people, the business environment and the culture in India, strengthening the ties between our nations,".

The New Colombo Plan is a signature initiative of the Australian government, providing students opportunities to gain cross-cultural awareness and experiences that are vital to today's globally connected workforce.
In the 2020 Mobility Program round, the New Colombo Plan will support more than 11,196 students from 40 Australian universities to participate in 685 projects in 36 locations across the Indo-Pacific.

Since 2014, over 60,000 students have been awarded New Colombo Plan scholarships and mobility grants.

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