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

  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…

Seneca receives CPA accreditation

Seneca College has issued a release stating that it is the first college in Canada to receive accreditation from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario under the CPA National Recognition and Accreditation Standards for Post-Secondary Institutions. CPA Accreditation allows successful graduates of Seneca’s Professional Accountancy program who have completed Seneca’s Bachelor of Commerce - International Accounting and Finance, Accounting Stream to complete requirements of the CPA Professional Education Program in four months of full-time study and enter with advanced standing into the CPA PEP Capstone 1 and 2 modules. Upon successful completion of these modules, students will be eligible to…

Canadian colleges have more women at the helm than universities

 (L to R)Leaning in:Algonquin College president Cheryl Jensen succeeded in a male-dominated industry |Next gen: Sharon Carry, president of Bow Valley, will be succeeded by another woman | Make way: Patti France, St. Clair College’s first female president in its 50-year history, was hired as a transcript clerk and worked her way up Nearly one-third of Canadian college presidents are females, while only one-fifth of university presidents are female, according to a recent article by Macleans. “We are very proud of our numbers,” says CICan President Denise Amyot, who Macleans states is the first female to hold the position. “We…

McMaster to launch degree combining engineering and health sciences

McMaster University will be launching a new Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences Program in September 2017. McMaster states that the program is the first of its kind in Canada. Students will take a common first year before entering either the Bachelor of Engineering and Biomedical Engineering or the Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences in Health, Engineering Science and Entrepreneurship degree program. Program Co-director Hubert de Bruin states that “students who graduate from the IBEHS program will not only have the ability to analyze complex health care problems, but also to develop unique, effective solutions and take them to the marketplace.” McMaster    …

Changes to immigration policy offer new benefits to students with Canadian degrees

Canada has introduced new changes to its immigration policy that will provide additional advantages to international students with Canadian degrees, reports Canadian Business. The changes award additional points within Canada's Express Entry system to applicants whose degrees were obtained in Canada. Previously, applicants could earn up to 150 points for their educational qualifications, and the only advantage for those who studied in Canada was not having to prove the equivalency of their degrees. Under the new system, applicants with a Canadian educational credential will get up to 30 additional points. “It’s going to be a boon to international students who…

U4 League announces new name of Maple League of Universities

Acadia University, Bishop’s University, Mount Allison University, and St Francis Xavier University have announced that the U4 League will now be known as the Maple League of Universities. The four institutions formed the then U4 League in 2013 to collaborate on a number of initiatives. A Mount Allison release explains that since then, the four universities have worked collaboratively to expand the breadth and depth of opportunities offered to students, and have undertaken a number of initiatives together. La Presse explains that the group aims is to invest in joint student recruitment on a national level. MTA | La Presse…

EduCanada MBA Showcase Tour 2016 at Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chandigarh

Register Now! About the Event Who Will Be There? Seminar Schedule WHO SHOULD ATTEND • Professionals working for Indian or multinational companies • Young entrepreneurs seeking a foreign management degree • Students who have taken or are preparing for the GMAT • Parents of prospective international graduate students                                                                           FOR REGISTRATION Click here For more information, please email at: mba@icbc.org.in  and  INDIAEDU-EDUINDE@international.gc.ca www.icbc.org.in  …

Ministry of External Affairs,Govt. of India Starts “Student Registration” Module for Student Abroad

  Click On Image or Here For New Registration Consular Services Management System  Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India   'Government of India Launches Registration Module for Indian Students Studying Abroad to Reach in Emergency   Please register as MADAD user if you have any grievance related to consular services offered by Indian Missions/Posts abroad or are an Indian student studying/planning to study abroad. MADAD enables online logging and tracking of grievances, and submission of course/contact details of students.   If you are a Student - Create your profile in MADAD if you are planning to go (or already…

Universities Canada adopts non-discrimination bylaw

Universities Canada’s members have voted to adopt a new non-discrimination bylaw that commits all members to adopt policies and practices that ensure the equal treatment of all persons at those universities. The criterion specifically states that member institutions will not discriminate on the basis of “of race, religious beliefs, colour, gender, physical or mental disability, age, ancestry, place of origin, marital status, family status, sex, and sexual orientation, or other grounds identified in applicable human rights law.” Universities Canada President Paul Davidson welcomed the decision, which he said “sends a signal to Canadians that higher education in this country will…

Maclean’s releases 2017 university rankings

Maclean’s has released its 2017 university rankings for the categories of Comprehensive, Primarily Undergraduate, and Medical Doctoral. The Comprehensive category, which covers universities that conduct a significant amount of research and offer a wide range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, was topped by Simon Fraser University, followed by the University of Waterloo and the University of Victoria. The University of Northern British Columbia led the Primarily Undergraduate category, followed by Mount Allison University and the University of Lethbridge. McGill University came first in the Medical Doctoral category, followed by the University of Toronto and University of British Columbia. Maclean’s…

Indian universities go headhunting abroad

'COIMBATORE: Dr Arvind Perathur was a successful physician at Albany Medical Centre, New York State University, until a couple of months ago. Last month, he returned to India to join Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi. Like Arvind, many Indian academicians and professionals working abroad are returning to India to join as faculties in premier educational institutions. Given the increasing competency levels and stringent eligibility criteria, it has been tough for Indian institutions to find enough teaching talent within the country. So, they have now started hunting abroad. "From a materialistic point of view, I had everything. However, deep within,…

Canadian universities feature among world’s best in Better World MBA Rankings

Five Canada universities have made the top 15 in the Better World MBA Ranking, a major global ranking that evaluates graduate business programs on their integration of sustainability into the education of future business leaders. Released by Toronto-based media and research company Corporate Knights, the rankings named York University’s Schulich School of Business #1 in the world, followed by McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management (#6), the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business (#9), Saint Mary's University’s Sobey School of Business (#11), and the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business (#14). Overall, Canadian universities accounted for nine…

Quebec creates program to retain more foreign students after graduation

Quebec has provided $1.6M to Montreal International to implement a program encouraging more international students to stay in the province after graduation, reports La Presse. The program will specifically target graduates trained for work in in-demand sectors, although it will still be open to students from all programs. Montreal International CEO Hubert Bolduc hopes that the program will increase the number of students remaining in the province after graduation from 3,000 to 9,000. Bolduc notes that of the 30,000 international students who currently study in Montreal, many do not stay due largely to language barriers, difficulty finding a job, and…

Ministry of External Affairs,Govt. of India Starts “Student Registration” Module for Student Abroad

  Consular Services Management System Ministry of External Affairs,Government of India 'Government of India Launches Registration Module for Indian Students Studying Abroad to Reach in Emergency Please register as MADAD user if you have any grievance related to consular services offered by Indian Missions/Posts abroad or are an Indian student studying/planning to study abroad. MADAD enables online logging and tracking of grievances, and submission of course/contact details of students.   If you are a Student - Create your profile in MADAD if you are planning to go (or already staying) abroad for studies:- Click on Manage Profile to add/update your…

Your Guide to Succeed in University

Your Guide to Succeed in University: A must-read as you start your Canadian university career September 12, 2016  CBIE-BCEI      Student Blog This fall almost 200,000 international students will attend a Canadian university. As you arrive to school we would like to share with you an important, free resource: Your Guide to Succeed in University. Photo credit: Sarah Jane Silva, University of Toronto Mississauga We at CBIE believe that one of the reasons Canada is such a great place to study is the vibrant student community. In our work to mobilize information and support for international students like you, we frequently have the…