A high-level delegation from the Curtin University of Technology, Australia, visited the Mahatma Gandhi University on Monday to explore the possibility of cooperating in the various academic and research programmes.

The delegation, led by Brett Kirk, associate deputy vice-chancellor of the Curtin University, held talks with Rajan Gurukkal, the vice-chancellor of MG University. Later, interacting with students at the School of International Relations and Politics, the delegation said there were several opportunities for students from India to study in Australia, engage in work after education and eventually acquire permanent resident status.

Scholarships which are limited in number for doctoral programmes are highly competitive, and are part of the university's commitment to rewarding academic excellence and enabling students from all backgrounds to realise their potential with strong practical skills and achieve their ambitions, they said.

Moses Tade, dean of engineering, Curtin University; Syed M. Islam, Dean International for Faculty of Science and Engineering; Vishnu Pareek, professor, department of chemical engineering; and Shivali Mehendale, the representative of the University in India also participated.