Experience a Global Education
The University of Melbourne has come up with a fantastic opportunity for Indian students who aspire to broaden their horizons. Their latest dual degree program allows students to complete their Bachelor of Science degree in both India and Australia. The program is in collaboration with three esteemed Indian universities – the University of Madras, Savitribai Phule Pune University, and Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management in Hyderabad.
The first two years of study will be in India, followed by two years of campus life in Melbourne. This unique course structure promises an enriching international experience for students who are looking to make their mark in the world.
Upon the triumphant completion of their academic endeavors, Indian scholars shall be bestowed with the esteemed title of Bachelor of Science from the prestigious University of Melbourne. Furthermore, they have the liberty to choose whether their indigenous institution should be granted the privilege to confer the degree. As an added bonus, ambitious students may opt to undertake up to six specialized Masters subjects in their last year of study, thereby expediting their journey towards a Masters degree in an array of disciplines, including science, engineering, public health, and data science.
Amidst the bustling streets of Mumbai, the esteemed leader of Melbourne University, who was fortunate enough to be included in the Prime Minister of Australia’s Trade Delegation to India, unveiled some exciting news. “The new dual degree is the logical next step of the Bachelor of Science (Blended), which was co-designed and quality assured by the University of Melbourne and is now offered by seven institutions across the country. The University of Melbourne is delighted to continue expanding our programmes to give more Indian students direct pathways to complete their studies,” Maskell said.
“We’re thrilled to see a growing demand for our current programmes, and even more excited to announce our collaboration with esteemed local universities to expand our reach both in India and Australia,” voiced the spokesperson. The partnership with the University of Madras, SPPU, and GITAM marks the beginning of our Bachelor of Science Dual Degree programme, with ongoing discussions with other institutions to join us in offering the same degree by 2024.
In a similar vein, the University Grants Commission (UGC) announced last year that Indian and foreign higher education institutions can work together to create joint or dual degrees and twinning programmes. As per the regulations, a “twinning programme” provides an opportunity for students enrolled in Indian universities to undertake part of their studies in compliance with relevant UGC guidelines in a foreign higher education institution.”