ACTIVITIES - Australian studies
Grant funding - Australian studies - Commerce - Education - Indian studies - Institutional and professional links - International relations - Performing and visual arts - Print and electronic media and film - Public awareness - Science and technology - Sport
The objective of the Councils Australian studies program is to foster the development of a group of Indian opinion leaders who can interpret Australian society and politics to the Indian people and government.
Recognising the need for a firm basis for future AIC-sponsored activity in encouraging Australian studies in India, the Council agreed to provide funding for Emeritus Professor Peter Reeves of Curtin University of Technology, Perth, to undertake the first stage of a comprehensive review of Australian studies in India, which will provide recommendations for a strategic program of support for Australian studies in India.
In the interim, the Council provided funding for visits to India to encourage interest in Australian studies in literature and other areas, and to examine existing facilities for teaching Australian studies in several Indian universities, including:
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