Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal on 8th April 2010, made an agreement as the two countries India and Australia signed an education pact. Indian students continued to come to Australia for higher studies and the government had not discouraged them for doing so. New Delhi wants to take the “relationship forward” with Canberra, reported Sibal.
An India-Australia Education Council comprising experts from both countries will now be set up. Sibal also reported that he believed the attacks on young Indians had declined. The media report said it was recently revealed that international student numbers were down nationally three percent and 12 % in Victoria. The drop in Indian student numbers in Victorian institutions was 40 percent, from 6303 to 3761.