India and Australia sign a framework mechanism for mutual recognition of qualifications

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India and Australia on March 2 signed a framework mechanism for mutual recognition of qualifications that will help ease the movement of students and professionals between the two countries.

An overview of the news

  • The agreement was signed after a bilateral meeting between India's Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Australian Education Minister Jason Clare in New Delhi.

  • The agreement is part of the commitment shown by the Prime Ministers of both the countries at the 2nd India-Australia Virtual Summit to be held on 21 March 2022.

  • Under this, the two leaders agreed to set up a joint task force for mutual recognition of qualifications.

  • Accordingly, a task force was constituted consisting of senior officials from the Ministries of Education and Skills and regulatory bodies from both sides.

About Australia 

  • Head of State: British Monarch, King Charles III

  • Prime Minister: Anthony Albanese

  • Currency: Australian Dollar

  • Capital: Canberra

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