Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI) have inked an Addendum to the MoU providing for details of programme of cooperation.
V S Oberoi, Secretary, Department of Higher Education, MHRD and Professor Suchorita Chattopadhyay, President, SICI have signed the Addendum X to the MoU, an official release said.
Earlier, the Union Cabinet in its meeting held on June 29, approved MHRD’s proposal for further continuation of MoU up to March 31, 2021.
SICI was formed in 1968 for promoting understanding between India and Canada through facilitation of academic exchange between the two countries.
Its membership has expanded from the original 4 founding members to 35 Canadian Universities and 54 Indian Institutions including some of the Indian Institutes of Management(IIMs) and Indian Institute of Technology(IITs).
The organization, in the past, had focused in the fields of Humanities, Social Sciences and was offering fellowships and distributing books and journals to the libraries of Canadian and Indian Universities to promote Indian studies in Canada and Canadian studies in India, the release said.
Extension of MoU will facilitate SICI to continue with promotion of knowledge and understanding between Canada and India in the areas identified earlier and in the new areas as identified by India which include Faculty-in-Residence Programme, Faculty Development Programme for vocational Education and Facilitation cum information services, it added.
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