Toronto: Twenty-five Indian vice-chancellors will
participate in the Canada-India Education Summit to be held at
Ottawa's Carleton University as part of the Year of India in
The two-day education summit will be held May 16 and 17.
A statement Monday said Carleton University will host the summit
in collaboration with the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, the
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (Canada),
the Indian high commission and the Association of Colleges and
Universities of Canada (AUCC).
The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute promotes academic activities
and exchanges between the two countries.
As part of the summit, roundtables will be held on "student and
faculty exchanges, joint programmes and degrees, twinning
arrangements, credit transfers, accreditation issues, mutual
recognition of degrees, co-tutelle (joint supervision)
possibilities for doctoral students, application of technology in
education - especially distance learning - and public and private
ventures in education," said the statement by Carleton University.
A delegation of 25 vice-chancellors from Indian universities will
join their Canadian counterparts to deepen bilateral educational
ties which got a big boost with the November visit to India by a
delegation of the Association of Colleges and Universities of
Prof Sunaina Singh, president of the Shastri Institute, said the
summit will build upon the the higher education agreement signed
by the prime ministers of the two countries in June last year.
Carleton University president Roseann Runte, who has just returned
from India, said the education summit will part of the scheduled
activities of the Canada-India Centre for Excellence in Science,
Technology, Trade and Policy at Carleton and of the Year of
Carleton is the only university in the world to have a
full-fledged India-centric Centre of Excellence in Science,
Technology, Trade and Policy to raise awareness about bilateral
studies and public diplomacy, and develop initiatives to build a
better understanding of both countries.
(Gurmukh Singh can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org)