Ottawa taps CICan to provide services for newcomers to Canada

Colleges and Institutes Canada announced that it has been selected by the federal government to provide pre-arrival services for future Canadians. CICan’s Canadian Immigrant Integration Program will reportedly continue to operate field offices in India and the Philippines in order to connect newcomers with a variety of services and supports, such as those offered by Canadian ...

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Indian students are UBC’s fastest-growing international group: Study

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A new study out of the University of British Columbia reports that although students from China continue to represent the university’s largest international student demographic, Indian students are its largest growing student group. According to the Daily Hive, Indian enrolment in undergraduate programs at UBC’s Vancouver campus increased from 200 students in the 2013-14 academic year ...

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RRU, Indian college group sign MOU for program pathways

  Royal Roads University and the St Soldier Group of Institutions in India have signed a new memorandum of understanding. The MOU will enable students from the group’s 19 colleges to apply their diploma credits towards an undergraduate degree in business administration, international hotel management, or global tourism management at RRU. “St Soldier Group of Institutions has ...

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U OF T AIMS TO CONTRIBUTE TO INDIA’S SMART CITIES MISSION

Ted Sargent from U of T talks about Indo-Canadian partnership to foster research innovation and entrepreneurial culture in India Rajlakshmi.Ghosh@timesgroup.com University of Toronto (Uof T) and Tata Trusts have entered into a collaboration to set up an urban research centre and an entrepreneurship hub in India. The aim is to create opportunities for scholars and innovators in ...

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Over 400 Indian students admitted to Niagara told to retake IELTS

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Niagara College has told more than 400 Indian students that they must retake their English language test or risk losing their offers of admission for January 2019, reports the Hamilton Spectator. Steve Hudson, Niagara’s VP of Academic and Learner Services, said that the number of non-native speakers who were flagged by faculty as academically “at-risk” surged ...

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UGC asks varsities to observe December 7 as Armed Forces Flag Day

In a letter sent to the heads of such institutions, the commission asked them to acknowledge the 'supreme sacrifices' made by our valiant Armed Forces personnel   The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed all the universities across the country to observe December 7 as the Armed Forces Flag Day to commemorate the “supreme sacrifices” made by ...

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Research Infosource releases Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities 2018

  Research Infosource has released the Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities 2018 rankings. In the overall rankings, the University of Toronto took first place, followed by the University of British Columbia, Université de Montréal, McGill University, and the University of Alberta. In the Research Universities of the Year listings, the Medical category was lead by UofT, ...

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BC announces subsidized international student health care

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            The Government of British Columbia is preparing to fully subsidize public health care for international students. Graeme Wood of Glacier Media writes that the subsidy poses a potential annual cost of $100M. BCCFS Chairperson Aran Armutlu told Wood that international students deserve the same concessions as domestic students who enjoy free health care, adding that international student fees ...

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Maclean’s releases full 2019 university rankings

Maclean's has released its 2019 University Rankings. The top three schools in the Primarily Undergraduate category were Mount Allison University, the University of Northern British Columbia, and Trent University; the top three schools in the Comprehensive category were Simon Fraser University, the University of Victoria, and University of Waterloo. In the Medical Doctoral Schools category, the ...

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Make Social Service Mandatory For Students, says Vice President

Make Social Service Mandatory For Students, says Vice President

He was addressing the valedictory function of the V P Deenadayalu Naidu's centenary celebrations(file) BENGALURU:  Urging teachers to teach students morals, values and ethics, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday advised educational institutions to make social service mandatory for their wards. "Make social service or service to armed forces or voluntary organisations like National Service Scheme ...

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Academicians Give Thumbs Down To Centre’s Move To Scrap UGC

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The HRD Ministry announced its decision to replace the UGC with the HECI last week. NEW DELHI: Academicians have questioned the centre's move to scrap University Grants Commission (UGC) and said politicians should not be involved in academic matters. Last week, the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry had released a draft regulation to repeal UGC Act, 1951 and to ...

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IIT Kharagpur announces scholarships, awards for students

IIT Kharagpur announces scholarships, awards for students

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur has announced several new awards and scholarships for its undergraduate students for academics and research following donations by many alumni and corporate. As per the official press release, the IIT Kharagpur will give nine scholarships and two awards. They will be given this month onwards. Here's what Dean, Alumni Affairs at IIT ...

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TRU, Indian delegation build on existing partnership with transfer opportunities

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A delegation from Punjab, India, visited Thompson Rivers University to build on an existing partnership between Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University and TRU. A release states that the delegation sought to incorporate transfer credits from engineering, business, trades, and joint degree programs offered by I K Gujral Punjab Technical University, Ranjit Singh Technical, and TRU. “This ...

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BC students call for increased services, controlled tuition for international students

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Harman Dandiwal, with CNC Student Union, former international student. A report detailing tuition costs for international students, but not enough seats being created at CNC. Also, other colleges raising tuition as much as 20 percent per year for international students. April 16 2018 Students in British Columbia are expressing concern that the services offered to the ...

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How international students can survive, thrive while studying in Canada

Studying as an international student in Canada can be extremely rewarding, but requires “nerves of steel,” writes Prajwala Dixit. Reflecting on her experience as an international student, the author notes that social isolation, culture shock, and xenophobic experiences remain significant challenges to international students during their studies. Further, barriers to gaining permanent residency create difficulties ...

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External Affairs Minister’s Remarks at Launch of Study in India Programme at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi (April 18, 2018)

April 18, 2018 Ministry of Human Resource Development Study in India programme of HRD Ministry launched with the launch of ‘Study in India Portal’ by Smt. Sushma Swaraj and Dr SatyaPal Singh in New Delhi today Institutes of National Importance to be opened to foreign students in the first ever initiative of its kind, 160 Institutions offer 15,000 ...

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IITKGP reaches out to rural students

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The IIT Kharagpur has launched a study model that equips students, especially those belonging to rural schools, to become confident and knowledgeable individuals. Under the project called ‘C minus 4’, high school students are trained and mentored so that they can teach students who are junior to them by four classes (minus 4). C refers to ...

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