Number of female students making IIT entry doubles.
The Microsoft Imagine Cup is a technology competition where students from around the globe team up to solve some of the world’s biggest problems.
Source: The Economic Times
Students from India are increasingly travelling overseas in order to pursue Master’s degrees in Artificial Intelligence (AI). The number of applications for prospective Indian students has doubled in the last year alone.
The AI industry currently faces a talent in shortage and specialists are in high demand. Furthermore, 20-30% of students have been said to desire a master’s specialization over a MBA. Students see AI as a field that is not only trending upward in terms of popularity but one that will lead to employability.
Source: Study International
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Canadian universities are reporting significant increases in the number of foreign applications received for this year. For many institutions, year-over-year growth is often on the order of 20-30% or more.
The increase is being attributed to political developments in the UK and US, but also to expanded recruiting by Canadian institutions and the relative affordability of Canadian education.
For the full report, please visit the ICEF website.
Source: Inside Higher Ed
A Trump effect? Many Canadian universities are reporting large gains in international applications at the same time some American universities are seeing declines.
Leigh-Ellen Keating, who directs international services for Brock University, in Ontario, just attended a student recruiting fair in Mexico. “The table was flooded with people, which is not historically what I have seen with the Mexican market,” she said. “They just want to go to Canada, and historically I think a lot of them would go to the States.”
For the complete article, please visit Inside Higher Ed.
The Ontario College Application Service (OCAS) has launched a new page on its applicant-facing website specifically for immigrant applicants. The new page, titled Applying to College as an Immigrant Student, is available in English and French and provides information to aid immigrants in the application process, including programs and services, what to expect during the application process, financial aid opportunities, language proficiency requirements, and links to government resources. The online resource was developed in partnership with the Colleges Ontario College Sector Immigrant Programs and Services Committee (CSIPS), and consists of information based on discussions with focus groups with immigrant students and college staff.
TCS Insights: The OCAS is working to ease the process of applying to schools in a new country for immigrants. By relieving some of the stress associated with this task, students have even more of a reason to consider furthering their studies in Ontario.
Academic relations between Canada and India are at an all time high and yet education linkages remain well below potential. This is despite the trailblazing work being done against the backdrop of cordial relations between our two countries; the size and growing importance of the Indian ‘Diaspora’ in Canada and significant efforts devoted in recent years to strengthening academic linkages in this exciting sector. After observing India’s keen interest in reaching out ‘Internationally’ and the capacity gap ‘widening’, Canada India Education Council (CIEC) was founded in 2010 by bringing together 15 academic & non-academic organizations in Canada.
Since our creation, CIEC has gradually evolved into a valuable bridge between Canada & India and is poised to soon become the “go to” organization for Canada-India academic relations. CIEC is one of only a few organizations offering critical ‘on the ground’ presence in both countries and helps Institutions position themselves advantageously in an increasingly competitive environment. CIEC combines corporate governance with the benefits of a public-private partnership balanced with an entrepreneurial methodology to remain independent and yet be financially sustainable.
CIEC has invested countless hours and resources in paving the way for academics, organizations, governments and other stakeholders to collectively work with each other and have helped lay the foundation for smooth academic relationships and exchanges. We are proud of our accomplishments in this short span but also realize that we have only just begun to scratch the surface. Besides planning delegations, organizing missions (recruiting & otherwise) and hosting our flagship annual ‘Synergy’ Conference for over 6 years, there remains much more to do and many opportunities to be seized.
As CIEC opens its Membership ranks to Institutions across Canada and India we invite select Colleges | Universities and interested Corporations to join us as we enhance ties and create opportunities for academic institutions and learners from both countries. Members will have an opportunity to network with each other and showcase themselves and their institutions in this vibrant and burgeoning Canada-India education corridor.
Your CIEC Membership will also serve as yet another way to profile your Institutions programs, commitments and initiatives in this vibrant ‘corridor’ and with thought provoking discussions led by experts from both countries via our weekly newsletter (reaching over 19,000 academics and thought leaders from both countries), members can highlight recent developments, new programs, dialogue on emerging opportunities, stimulate thought and discuss new initiatives and ideas. CIEC’s highly penetrative and potent network reaches academic champions from both countries, high level government representatives and policy makers besides key Canadian & Indian Colleges and Universities.
Being mindful of shrinking budgets, CIEC’s ‘Membership fee’ is a nominal $200/month which we hope will allow for broader participation and create a greater value proposition for Members.
CIEC members will enjoy*:
• ‘Rep’ office(s) in India and Canada
• Tile or logo (clickable link) & a banner on CIEC’s website (if available) in Media campaigns in both countries
• Access to CARE (Canadian Academic Advisors Representing Excellence) – CIEC’s exclusive ‘Agent’ Membership category
• Discounted Registration fee at CIEC signature events (Annual Synergy Networking Conference in Canada & on delegations to India)
• One-call telephone number for Members & ‘On the ground’ presence in both countries
• Access to CIEC’s vast and expanding corporate and academic network
• Access to market intelligence and identifying leads in ‘market development’
• Advice on logistics and support in planning visits and meetings in either country
*For a full list of membership benefits, please visit: http://canadaindiaeducation.com/members/benefits/
CIEC invites you to join us as we work together to create a win-win situation and by building on past successes, we look forward to a promising future. The budget friendly Membership fee of $100/month will not only demonstrate your interest in reaching out to key academic leaders from other institutions but also afford access to exclusive ‘Member only’ events and enable hosting visiting delegations on your campus.
CIEC is a bi-national, bi-partisan, independent, event-driven, membership-based organization established to operate exclusively in the ‘Canada India education corridor’, enhance ties and create opportunities for academic institutions and learners from both countries.
To become a Member and be counted as a leader and be visible in this dynamic and growing sector, click here to get started. We look forward to working with you.
Hon. Pierre S Pettigrew, PC Prof Roseann O’Reilly Runte, President & Vice Chancellor,
Chair-CIEC Carleton University
CARE agents enjoy many benefits. CIEC invites you to visit our website for a detailed overview of the CARE process and benefits.
- Use of the CARE logo, CARE certificate, and goodwill of the CIEC brand
- Use of Toronto ‘Rep’ Office
- Access to training provided by Department of Foreign Affiars (DFAIT) & attend CIEC webinars
- Online exposure on our website & social media outlets and regular mentions in our email campaigns and ‘Disha’ newsletter, distributed to over 19 000 key education stakeholders in both countries
- Reduced registration fee to our annual Synergy networking event and one-night FREE stay in Toronto
- Student airport pickup (coming soon)
- Grow your network while becoming part of an established network & gain recognition amongst Canadian Colleges & Universities
- Membership fees range from $1500 to $2500 for a 3 year period and the approval process takes between 4 to 6 months. If you have any questions or comments, please direct them to [email protected].
We look forward to working with you in growing your brand while promoting ethical student recruitment in the burgeoning Canada-India education corridor.