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Outsourcing Education to Backsourcing Diaspora : India s Case against Australia

Javed Charan

Affiliations:

PhD Scholar, Centre for Russian and Central Asian Studies, School of International Studies J.N.U., New Delhi, INDIA

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The structural changes introduced in India in the early nineties have proved to be of historical significance. In the fast-changing age of technology, one area that can be of greater importance, if tuned to the changing educational scenario worldwide, could prove of great value to India is the sector of education. This paper is an attempt to draw attention to one of the aspects of education by arguing that the traditional idea of prioritizing education within the country only, need to expand its ambit to include and exploit the opportunities available at the global level to its disposal through the case of India and Australia’s bilateral exchanges. The main focus of the argument is the potential utility of diaspora in this regard to not only an instrument of significance for building a bridge between the two nations but also for catering the educational divide between expectations and reality. The analysis revolves around the New Education Policy recommendations and its potentialities.

Keywords:
Education, bilateral relations, Indian Diaspora, NEP, new technologies, global standards, demographic divides.