Prime Minister Trudeau to travel to India for state visit

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that he will travel to India – at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi – for a state visit from February 17 to 23. Canada and India enjoy a special relationship that is based on a common language, similar institutions and forms of government, and a commitment to democracy. India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, and offers tremendous opportunities to grow Canada’s middle class and bolster our shared prosperity. This state visit – which includes stops in Agra, Amritsar, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, and New Delhi – will provide…

Final reminder to submit application for Shastri Scholarships/fellowships/Grants for the year 2017-18

  Dear Shastri friends! Seasons Greetings! This is the last call to receive completed applications for the below mentioned programmes offered through Government of India funding. Interested candidates are advised to submit proposals timely to avoid last minute rush and pressure on the Grant Management System (GMS) which results in slow processing/inactive sessions and sometimes even leading to failure of submissions. Applications are invited from the faculty, researchers and students (Undergraduate, Graduate, Doctoral, Post-Doctoral) of Indian and Canadian institutions that are member of SICI from all domains of studies that help building stronger academic and research networks between India and…

NL funds pilot employment programs for international students

The Newfoundland and Labrador Government has funded a pilot employment program for international students that will help them become permanent residents of the province, according to the Northern Pen. The Student Internship Pilot Program will be delivered by the Association for New Canadians, and will connect full-time international students enrolled at provincial postsecondary institutions to small- or medium-sized businesses for 12-week internships. “We welcome this opportunity to support these leading-edge programs to help internationally trained workers integrate into the local labour market,” said association Director of Career Services Eileen Kelly-Freake. “Undoubtedly, international graduates and students have much to offer local employers, especially in terms…

Canada ranks fourth among parental preferences for study abroad: study

Nearly half of parents who took part in a worldwide survey say that they would consider sending their children abroad for university. Of the 8,481 parents across 15 countries who took part in the survey, 42% said they would consider an international university education for their child, compared to just 35% of parents in 2016. The study conducted by HSBC found that the USA still topped the list of preferred destination among parents, followed by Australia, the UK, and Canada in fourth place. The PIE News

Canada introduces 10,000 paid internships

The federal government has announced that it is creating 10,000 paid internships per year by 2020-2021 through an investment of $221M in Mitacs. “Through these 10,000 paid internships, Canadian students will get the hands-on learning experience and skills required to successfully transition from the classroom to the workforce,” said Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Navdeep Bains. “Investing in the talent of tomorrow is the best way of spurring innovation, strengthening our economy and growing the middle class.” Canada    

Punjabi University signs MoU with Canada’s University of Fraser Valley

PATIALA: Recognising the mutual benefits to be gained through a cooperative programme promoting scholarly activities and international understanding, Punjabi University, Patiala and the University of Fraser Valley (UFV), Canada, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) here on Friday. The MoU shall be valid for three years from today but could be renewed or extended by mutual written consent and amounts to terminate or supersede any existing or continuing MoUs between the two institutes. The MoU was signed by Punjabi University's Vice-Chancellor, Prof BS Ghuman, Dean, Academic Affairs, Dr Inderjeet Singh, Director, International Students, Professor Lakhwinder Singh, UFV's President and…

Launch of a collaborative initiative to support Canadian businesses

New initiative to support Canadian businesses Ottawa-based Indo-Canadian organizations collaborate with Carleton University to help Canadian businesses and newly-landed immigrants. Ottawa, Canada - To support Ottawa-based business and new immigrants to Canada, two key Ottawa-based Indo-Canadian organizations have created a collaborative initiative with Carleton University’s Canada-India Centre for Excellence (CICE) to connect Canadian businesses with talent, market expansion opportunities, and networking opportunities. The Indo-Canada Business Ottawa Business Chamber (ICOBC), the India-Canada Association (ICA) and the Canada-India Centre for Excellence at Carleton University (CICE), will leverage their memberships and services to bring more value to Canadian businesses. As part of this…

3rd Quebec Film Festival -At JNU (Delhi) on 8th NOVEMBER 8, 2017

Poster Quebec Films 2017(1) CENTRE FOR CANADIAN, US AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES IN ASSOCIATION WITH LE BUREAU DU QUÉBEC À MUMBAI INVITES YOU TO A FILM FESTIVAL Indigenous Peoples in Québec New Perspectives, New Voices JNU 1:30 PM: LE PEUPLE INVISIBLE (2007) Directed by renowned Quebec poet and singer Richard Desjardins, ‘The Invisible People’ critically revisits the forgotten history of unequal relationships between the white settlers and the Algonquins in Northern Québec and illustrates their constant resistance to oppression. Winner of the Best Documentary at the Jutra Awards. 3:30 PM: AVANT LES RUES (2016) Focussing on…

Maclean’s releases 2018 university rankings

Maclean’s releases 2018 university rankings

The University of Toronto, Mount Allison University, Simon Fraser University, Bishop’s University, and McGill University have all received best-in-Canada designations in this year’s Maclean’s university rankings report. U of T was named Canada’s Top School by Reputation, while MtA took home the title of Top Undergraduate University. SFU was named Top Comprehensive University, Bishop’s was named Top School by Student Satisfaction, and McGill was named Canada’s Top Doctoral Medical University. A full ranking for each category can be found at the Maclean’s website. Maclean’s

YorkU’s Schulich School of Business named top business school in Canada by Forbes

YorkU’s Schulich School of Business named top business school in Canada by Forbes

The Schulich School of Business at York University has been ranked the top business school in Canada and eighth in the world among two-year MBA programs outside the US by Forbes. The 2017 Forbes “Best Business Schools” global survey measured the Return on Investment (ROI) experienced by MBA graduates from the Class of 2012 five years after obtaining their degrees. Schulich was also jointly ranked fourth in the world among all two-year MBA programs (both US and non-US) in terms of “Years To Payback” – the length of time it takes a business school’s graduates to recoup their investment in…

Lakehead opens “one stop” hub for student enrolment services

Lakehead University has officially opened its new Student Central, a space at the heart of its Thunder Bay campus where new and current students can receive a variety of Enrolment Services and supports in a “one stop” format. Enrolment Services includes Undergraduate Recruitment; Undergraduate Admissions; Student Awards and Financial Aid; and Academic Advising, Records and Registration. “In addition to bringing together student services teams that were once located throughout the campus, Student Central has been seamlessly integrated into our Agora space, which has always been at the centre of our campus and a gathering place for our community,” explained Lakehead…

Universities looking to early connections to support international students

“Universities are boosting the services of their international centres and connecting earlier” in response to growing international enrolments, writes Suzanne Bowness. Some of these earlier connections include airport pickups, special orientation sessions, and ongoing events designed to integrate international students into the campus community. Some schools have also begun offering pre-departure orientation sessions to both international students and their parents before these students arrive in Canada. The author offers examples of how a number of universities are working to make the transition to Canadian PSE as smooth as possible. University Affairs

Shri Ram School and ICEC Announce Upcoming Career Fair 2017

Shri Ram School and ICEC Announce Upcoming Career Fair 2017

  Friday, 17th Nov 2017| 9:00am-1:00pm Greetings from ICEC India, It is our privilege that for the third consecutive year we, ICEC, have been Invited by one of the leading Schools of Delhi namely, THE SHRI RAM SCHOOL (www.tsrs.org) for participation at a "Career Fair " being organized by them. We now seek your kind support to promote Canadian Institutions at the Career Fair by deputing your official representative, to represent yourself and counsel students for higher education in Canada. Please rest assured that all our services are FREE OF COST  as  we are an NGO working to promote INDO CANADA Education exclusively. In view of the short period ,…

MUN Genesis Centre hosts Startup Visa Program for international entrepreneurs

Memorial University’s Genesis Centre has announced that it is the first designated business incubator/accelerator in Newfoundland and Labrador under the federal Startup Visa Program for international entrepreneurs. Startup Visa will allow immigrant entrepreneurs to apply for venture capital funds, angel investor groups, or business accelerators/incubators funding; and can help facilitate and advance the entrepreneur's permanent residency status. A release states that Genesis partnered with groups such as the Canadian Acceleration and Business Incubation Association, the Government of Canada, Refugee and Immigrant Advisory Council, and the Association for New Canadians. WireService  

President of India Pranab Mukherjee launched the “SWAYAM”

President of India Pranab Mukherjee launched the “SWAYAM”

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee launching the SWAYAM, 32 SWAYAM Prabha DTH Channels and National Academic Depository, at the National Convention on Digital Initiatives, organised by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, in New Delhi on July 09, 2017. The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar and the Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey are also seen. New Delhi: President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee has today launched the SWAYAM, the portal www.swayam.gov.in/  that takes high quality education to the doorstep of everyone, in the National Convention of Vice Chancellors of all Universities…

ULethbridge signs MOU with Chandigarh University in India

Dr. Rajinder Singh Bawa, the Vice-Chancellor of Chandigarh University, shakes hands with the U of L's Dr. Andy Hakin, Provost and Vice-President (Academic), following the signing ceremony.   The University of Lethbridge has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chandigarh University in India that commits the two schools to building and enhancing collaborative opportunities. A ULethbridge release describes the MOU as a wide-ranging agreement that covers student exchanges, curriculum development, and teaching and research partnerships. “The University of Lethbridge is a globally networked institution,” says ULethbridge Provost and Vice-President (Academic) Andy Hakin. “This agreement has the potential to be particularly…

U of T, McGill, UBC, UAlberta in top 100 for QS World University Rankings 2018

It’s here. Nearly 1,000 universities from 84 countries around the world are included in the QS World University Rankings® 2018, providing you with the only resource you need to refer to when deciding which universities to apply to. If you really want to be among the best of the best, these are the ten universities you should attend. QS Top Universities has released its QS World University Rankings 2018, and four Canadian institutions have made the top 100. The University of Toronto (#31) and McGill University (#32) were in the top 50, with the University of British Columbia (#51) coming…

CBSE Launches ‘eSanad’ – An Online Mechanism for Document Verification

The Ministry of Human Resource Development in collaboration with Ministry of External Affairs launched an online verification portal that facilitates verification of documents for students who are planning to study abroad. The name of the portal is ‘eSanad’. The portal was developed by CBSE’s academic repository of certificates and degrees “Parinam Manjusha”. Union Minister of Human Resource and Development Mr. Prakash Javadekar revealed that CBSE had launched a centralised digital repository of academic records in September 2016. The repository will help educational institutions and employers to verify the academic records of the students online. He further added that one must…

OCAS announces new portal for international college applications in ON

OCAS has announced the launch of a new portal that will streamline and centralize international application and admissions processes for Ontario’s public colleges. Titled the International Application Service, the new resource will give college admissions officers and global recruiters the ability to review and manage applications, documents, and offers for international students. “Colleges are experiencing year-over-year growth in international enrolment, and in the wake of global uncertainty and recent geo-political events, Ontario continues to be a premiere destination of choice for international students,” says OCAS CEO Karen Creditor. “As a leading provider of technology solutions for Ontario’s public colleges, we’re…

Nasscom starts tech platform for building skills

New Delhi: As a part of its consistent efforts in creating platforms to enhance skills and build industry ready talent for the IT sector in India, IT-ITeS Sector Skills Council Nasscom announced the launch of the ‘Basic Learning for Future Technologies platform’ website. The website will give students, universities and corporations, access to basic and advance level courses on the latest in technology. These courses will help the learners gauge the basic concepts of new technologies helping them build their skills to advanced levels thereby making them industry ready. The courses featured on the website are categorised under some of…

83% of ON college grads find employment within six months of graduation

“Colleges are experts at helping people find rewarding careers,” says Colleges Ontario CEO Linda Franklin following the release of the organization’s 2016 Key Performance Indicators report. The report found that 83% of ON’s most recent college graduates find employment within six months of graduation. Other KPI results show that over 91% of employers are satisfied or very satisfied with the college graduates they hire, 78% of college graduates are satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of their education, and 77% of current students are satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of their education. “Our graduates’ professional and technical…

Top Universities, Colleges in India: Here Are Govt’s 2017 Rankings

Top Universities, Colleges in India: Here Are Govt’s 2017 Rankings

  New Delhi: The Ministry of Human Resource Development on Monday released the NIRF rankings, as per which the Indian Institute of Science at Bengaluru in Karnataka is No 1 higher educational institute while the Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad in Gujarat is the top management institute. The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has been ranked as the best engineering college in India. Deemed university Jamia Hamdard in Delhi is numero uno in pharmacy category, while Miranda House in the national capital has been ranked the best college in the country. Bengaluru`s IISc has also been ranked as the top…

Canada to invest over $117M to attract world’s top researchers

The federal government has formally announced that it will invest over $117M to attract “world-leading scholars and researchers who will help further the country’s reputation as a global centre of excellence in science, research and innovation.” Earlier this week, Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan announced that the funds will be provided over the next eight years to support the Canada 150 Research Chairs program, which is designed to attract roughly 25 internationally esteemed researchers and Canadian expatriates to Canada. “Attracting international researchers and scholars to Canada is critical for us as a country,” said Duncan. “These efforts will also ensure…

Double-fortified salt – developed by U of T research – fights iron deficiency in India

Double-fortified salt – developed at U of T to add more iron and iodine to the diets of those who don't get enough – is now being distributed to 24 million people in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. The Tata Trusts, India’s largest charitable foundation, is supporting the state government to procure and distribute the product while the government of Uttar Pradesh is spending more than $40 million to purchase the salt and make it available to low income consumers at subsidized prices.   The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is funding a comprehensive evaluation of the effectiveness of the product in…

K. C. Mahindra Scholarships for Post-Graduate Studies Abroad

Since 1956, K. C. Mahindra Education Trust has granted interest-free loan scholarships to deserving students to pursue post-graduate studies abroad in various fields.   Every year, we offer scholarships, as given below: 1) A maximum of Rs.8 lakh per scholar, awarded to the top 3 K.C. Mahindra fellows 2) A maximum of Rs.4 lakh per scholar, awarded to remaining successful applicants   Note: 1) The form needs to be printed on legal / full scape size paper. 2) The last date to submit the form is 31.03.2017 3) Students going abroad for undergraduate studies, seminars & conferences and are not…

Canada launches new platform for collaboration between PSE, public servants

        The Canadian government has created a new online resource to offer academics and students new ways to connect and work with Canada’s public service. Natalie Samson of University Affairs notes that the platform, called GCcollab.ca, grew out of an open-source communication interface that government employees have been using for years. Samson reports that the new site allows users to create profiles, browse a newsfeed, and access an events calendar. GCollab was opened to users at five institutions in September 2016 on a pilot basis. Within a month, the tool was reportedly made available to academics and…

2nd Quebec Film Festival, at JNU on 10th January at JNU Campus New Delhi

Block your Calendar for a #film festival at the JNU New Delhi on Tuesday, 10th Jan 2017 at the CONVENTION CENTRE , AUDITORIUM-2, JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY, Delhi on the theme 'From the Margins: Personal and collective struggles in Québec'. The films will be sub-titled in English and be introduced by visiting professor Ms.Marie Mc Andrew, Faculty of Education, University of Montreal, Quebec CANADA   DATE - 10th January 2017 VENUE - CONVENTION CENTRE, AUDITORIUM-2, JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY, DELHI   TIME - 13.30 PM to 17.30 PM   Team ICEC Student outreach New Delhi (India) Cell:91-8745004545 www.indocanadaeducation.org   All are invited…

Applications to Canadian universities spike in wake of Trump’s election

The surge in website traffic and enrolment inquiries that occurred at Canadian universities following the election of Donald Trump in November 2016 is now translating into applications, according to the Associated Press. Applications to the University of Toronto from American students have reportedly jumped 70% compared to this time last year, while several other Canadian schools have seen increases of 20% or more. The AP also reports that US applications to McMaster University are up 34% since this time last year. Officials at some US colleges tell the AP that the election will undoubtedly affect their international enrolment patterns. “I…

MOOC expert to work with McMaster on new approaches to teaching and learning

  McMaster University is set to begin new research on MOOCs and related teaching tools with the help of a global expert. As the new Santiago Ramón y Cajal Distinguished Scholar of Global Digital Learning at McMaster’s Paul R MacPherson Institute for Leadership, Innovation and Excellence in Teaching, Barbara Oakley will collaborate with McMaster faculty members to create a Skills for Success specialization that will combine her Learning How To Learn MOOC with four McMaster MOOCs. She will also advise on other MOOCs and hybrid and online courses. “I think the MOOC is a mirror that showcases how learning is…

Quebec adds $80M to student financial aid system

Quebec has announced that it will inject an additional $80M into its student loan and scholarship system, reports La Presse. The funds were made possible by a $300M annual bonus awarded by the federal government, which was financed by the abolition of tax credits for tuition and textbooks. Student associations in Quebec had expressed concern that the province might not pass the $80M on to students, yet QC Higher Education Minister Hélène David assuaged these fears by choosing to announce the new student funding jointly with the Union étudiante du Québec and the Fédération étudiante collégiale du Québec. La Presse…