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Establishment of ICCR Chair of Indian Studies at University of Calgary

An academic chair for Indian Studies will be set up at the University of Calgary. A Memorandum of Understanding establishing the Chair was signed on 29 June, 2022 at University of Calgary by Dr. William Ghali, Vice President (Research) of the University of Calgary and H.E. Mr. Manish, Consul General of India, on behalf of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).

The MOU will be in effect for a period of three years from the 2022-23 academic year and has a provision for extension with mutual consent of both the parties.

University of Calgary has been a preferred destination for Indian students for several years and this collaborative model between ICCR and University of Calgary for academic partnership between India and Canada will further strengthen the academic exchanges in the India-Canada education corridor.

Speaking on the occasion of the signing of the MOU, President & Vice Chancellor Dr. William Ghali, Vice President (Research) and Consul General Mr. Manish highlighted the longstanding relationship of the University of Calgary with India, through its various initiatives and exchange programmes.

India and Canada share a longstanding partnership in high education. More than 2,80,000 Indian students are enrolled in post-secondary education institutions in Canada, contributing significantly to the Canadian higher education system.

This will be the fourth Indian Studies Chair that has been recently established in Canadian Universities after the ones in Concordia, University of Alberta and Simon Fraser University. Establishment of chairs in other universities are under process.

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04 July 2022

 
 
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