This exciting short program run in partnership with O.P Jindal Global University provides students with an intimate introduction to India, a fascinating and dynamic regional power. You will engage with facets of India's diverse society, foreign policy and political systems through in-class learning, site visits and field trips followed by undertaking a 3 week practical placement in New Delhi to gain diverse perspectives.
You will spend 3 weeks (8 January - 26 January 2020) studying at O.P. Jindal Global University undertaking seminars, lectures, and field visits with leading academics and professionals from a variety of industries.
As part of your study at JGU you will receive introductory Hindi classes alongside your introduction to India's diverse Society, Foreign Policy and Political Systems. You will cover topics such as:
Indian Political System and Constitution;
Religion, Caste and Communalism in India;
Economic Reforms in India and Long-term prospects;
How is India tracking it's development imperatives in the 21st century?;
Consumption, Technology, and the Rise of the Indian Middle Class;
The Challenges of Social media in Contemporary India;
Understanding India's Soft Power; and
India's Climate Change Challenges.
Students will also have an opportunity to partake in cultural activities that give them exposure to the richness of New Delhi, such as: a tour of New Delhi, a visit to The Australian High Commission, a trip to the Taj Mahal (Agra), and networking activities with practitioners, academics and students.
O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) is a non-profit global university. JGU is established in memory of Mr. O.P. Jindal as a philanthropic initiative of Mr. Naveen Jindal, the Founding Chancellor. As a young and vibrant University, JGU is home to 3,500 students studying at 6 Schools (Law, Business, International Affairs, Government and Public Policy, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Journalism and Communications). It is also home to the Centre for India-Australia studies, making it the ideal place to start your studies in India.
To see what other Australian students have had to say about their experience on short-term programs at JGU check out this video from past Australian participants:
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
This opportunity is open to all undergraduate ANU students.
Please note that due to visa restrictions, students who hold Pakistan residency/citizenship or rights to Pakistan residency/citizenship (i.e. Pakistan heritage) are unlikely to be able to participate.
As part of your application you will be required to provide:
Up to 100 words on why you are interested in increasing or deepening your understanding of India;
Up to 100 words on how you have or will prepare for the experience (including previous experience with India or travelling independently);
Up to 300 words on how the program will benefit you personally and academically; and
Up to 300 words on how this program meets the objectives of the New Colombo Plan.
As you will not be enrolled in an ANU course code for the purposes of their participation in this course, you must also will be asked to provide a signed CAP ANU Endorsed Study Abroad College Approval Form.pdf indicating they are able to receive 6 units of credit towards their degree from their home College (this is a requirement for New Colombo Plan funding)
Selection will be based on the strength of your response to the application questions, including your ability to demonstrate your preparedness to study in India. Academic results may also be taken into consideration during the selection process. Where grants are available, preference may be given to students who meet the eligibility requirements of the grants.
You will be required to participate in a compulsory pre-departure session on Friday 22 November. In person attendance is preferred but virtual attendance may also be accepted if you are no longer in Canberra.
Please note that there are strict risk management protocols in place for this program in the interest of student's well being and safety. Students will be expected to understand and abide by these protocols for the duration of the program. This will be discussed in detail at the pre-departure session.
You should ensure that you have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after the end date of the program before submitting an application for this program.
Applications for this program will close on Sunday 10 November 2019.
You will be advised of the outcome of your application by Friday 15 November 2019.
You will be asked to confirm your participation in the course by the Thursday 21 November 2019.
CAP has secured 15 New Colombo Plan mobility grants for this program. Students who meet the New Colombo Plan eligibility guidelines will be provided with a $3,000 New Colombo Plan mobility grant to contribute to the costs of the program, provided by the Australian Government. To be eligible you must:
Be an Australian citizen;
Be aged 18-28;
Have not received an NCP short term mobility grant previously;
Not hold residency rights to India;
Receive credit towards your degree program for the program.
More information on the Australian Government's New Colombo Plan and the full eligibility requirements can be found here.
OS-HELP is a Government loan scheme to assist eligible Australian students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, who wish to undertake an overseas experience as part of their degree.
Travel and Other Costs
You will not be enrolled in an ANU course for the purposes of their participation in this program.
You need to apply to your Home College to determine whether you are eligible to receive credit for this program towards your ANU degree program. Receiving credit towards your degree program is a condition of New Colombo Plan funding.
You will pay fees directly to O.P Jindal Global University for their participation in this program. You will pay a program fee of AUD $2000 to JGU which includes tuition fees, accommodation in on-campus dorms (twin share), most meals, cultural activities and domestic transport for official programme activities including airport pickup.
You will be responsible to cover the costs of return flights to New Delhi, visa fees and living expenses not covered by the program fee.
General Information for Mobility Programs
While the College of Asia and the Pacific welcomes participation from all eligible ANU students, credit towards your degree program will be at the discretion of your home College. It is your responsibility to consult with your College's student advisors about how this course might fit into your current degree requirements.
Students should ensure they have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after the end date of the program.
The CAP Student Centre is not able to provide visa advice, please refer to the relevant embassy or immigration department for advice about visas.
CAP Student Centre
M Block Demountable, between Menzies Library and Centre for China in the World (CIW)
T: 6125 3207