Canadian fellowships for Indian students

Published On: 11 Nov 2010

 | Last Updated On: 11 Nov 2010

According to sources,Canada will give over 50 fellowships and funds worth more than $4 million to Indian graduate students and institutional partners as part of its steps to boost educational ties between the two countries.
Meeting their Indian counterparts in New Delhi at a roundtable, 15 presidents of various Canadian universities, who are currently in India on a seven-day mission, announced up to 51 graduate fellowships worth $3.5 million for Indian students to pursue studies in Canada.Announced under the new Globalink Canada-India Graduate Fellowship Programme, the fellowships will benefit undergraduate Indian students who went to Canada on summer internship this year under the MITACS Globalink programme.
The Globalink programme instituted by the Mathematics  of Information Technology  and Complex Systems (MITACS) - a Canadian research network - links industry and international students with Canadian universities.105 undergraduate students from India attended three-month research projects in computer sciences, engineering , mathematics and business at 14 Canadian universities this summer.
"The mission has been an effective catalyst, inspiring universities across Canada to create new awards for Indian students and form new partnerships with Indian universities and institutes.''

Canada's top eight universities - McMaster University, Simon Fraser University, The University of British Columbia, University of Ottawa, University of Toronto, University of Victoria, University of Waterloo and The University of Western Ontario - will provide funding for these fellowships.Since Canada gets only about 3,000 Indian students among 90,000 foreign students who join Canadian institutions each year, it is trying to ramp up enrollment from India.

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