Australian University boosts ties with India
Australia’s La Trobe University on May 2, 2017 signed a number of MoUs and launched new scholarships to strengthen ties with India as a part of La Trobe’s 50th anniversary celebration. Vice Chancellor of La Trobe University, Professor John Dewar and other senior members announced partnerships with India’s leading institutions including Amity University, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and OP Jindal Global University.
On behalf of La Trobe, Professor Dewar also launched 14 PhD scholarships worth AUD 500, 000, which is over 25 million rupees for students in India to undertake PhD programs at La Trobe’s partner university, JSS University in Mysore. “The scholarships are a great opportunity for local students to further their studies. They will cover tuition fees and a living allowance of around Rs. 25,000 a month for the duration of the students’ studies,” Prof. Dewar said.
Prof. Dewar added, “La Trobe will also cover the cost of students travelling to, and spending up to six month studying at, its Melbourne campus. At the completion of the program, students will receive a La Trobe doctoral degree.”
Australian University will also launch an inaugural ‘Women in Leadership Scholarship’ worth AUD 80,000 for women from underprivileged backgrounds in India to undertake postgraduate studies at La Trobe. “The scholarship will support female students who want to become future leaders and make a change to Indian society,” Prof. Dewar confirmed.
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