In a visit of 16 university presidents from across Canada in India, in an effort to foster academic cooperation between the two countries, eight Canadian universities announced a series of scholarships worth four million Canadian dollars for Indian students. The investments include the new Globalink Canada-India Graduate Fellowship.
The eight Canadian universities will provide graduate fellowships for top Indian students who wish to pursue a masters or PhD in Canada. The Globalink Canada-India Graduate Fellowship Program will give up to 51 scholarships valued at more than 3.5 million Canadian dollars for Indian students who have participated in the MITACS Globalink program in 2010. The Canada's top eight universities are 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.
Six MoUs were also signed. These included one between the University of British Columbia to renew a long-standing student mobility agreement with IIT Delhi, which involves undergraduate engineering students spending time at each others' institutions. Another MoU was between the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Amal Jyothi College of Engineering to jointly offer a Bachelor of Applied Science in Nuclear Power degree.