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  1. 1. Fall 2011 - #2 Contact: india.commerce@international.gc.ca India Bulletin: Education Read our sectoral bulletins for up-to-date news and opportunities from one of the world’s fastest growing markets. India has set a target of creating a 500 million strong workforce within the next 10 years.Why India? What Canadian products and expertise are inIndias economic dynamism and a young and growing demand in India?population drive the country’s increasing demand for higher Course and program disciplines: Engineering andeducation and skills development. India has one of the technology courses in a variety of areas, such aslargest education systems in the world, yet the vast majority automobiles, information technology, aerospace, andof Indians do not have access to high-quality post- construction; business management; pure and appliedsecondary education. sciences; social sciences; aviation; animation and gaming; arts and theatre.Education has been at the centre of policy debate, reforms,and investment the past 10 years. These factors have led Vocational training: As India embarks on an ambitiousto a proliferation of educational institutions and increased skills development program, there is significant scope forstudent enrolment. This growth is likely to accelerate as Canadian community colleges to participate in building localIndia aims to double its gross enrolment ratio to 30 percent capacity (both in the public and private domains). Areas ofby 2020. India has also set a target of creating a 500 million interest range from automotive and construction tostrong skilled workforce within the next 10 years. To hospitality and financial services. Information: nsdcindia.orgachieve this, the Government of India is encouragingnumerous private sector initiatives. The government has Institutional partnerships: India’s need to develop itsintroduced several reform-oriented bills in Parliament to education infrastructure is significant. The country plans toaddress various shortcomings faced by the country’s build local capacity and improve the quality of its faculty,education sector. curriculum, research and training infrastructure through, among other means, partnerships with foreign institutions.There are significant opportunities in India for foreigninstitutions to offer their expertise in scientific and applied For more information contact:research and in management training. india.commerce@international.gc.ca.A growing number of Indians are seeking a high quality, What are the key recent trends andworld-class education. However, due to the large gap developments in this market?between the great demand and the insufficient supply, The University of British Columbia (UBC) recentlyevery year over 100,000 Indian students go overseas for announced the opening of offices in Bangalore and Newhigher education. Although growing, Canada’s share in this Delhi. The Bangalore office will be spearheaded by UBC’snumber of students is modest. There is great scope for Sauder School of Business while the New Delhi office willattracting more students to Canadian university campuses. be opened in partnership with the University of Toronto.Also, more and more higher education institutions in Indianow aspire to be global players and are keen to collaborate The Sauder School of Business at UBC has signed awith foreign institutions in the areas of research, curriculum memorandum of understanding with the Indian Institute ofdevelopment and joint delivery of programs. Corporate Management, Bangalore, to increase student exchanges,training opportunities have also been growing rapidly. research partnerships, and collaborative program development. UBC has also concluded an agreement in health research with the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences in Punjab. Carleton University has recently signed collaborative agreements with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Symbiosis International University.
  2. 2. The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service Everywhere You Do Business How can I learn more?Upcoming Events In the News  "Education sector needs more flexible regulation,"1. Techfest Business Standard, November 12, 2011Dates: January 6-8, 2012Venue: Mumbai  "Raising the bar for higher education," HindustanOrganiser: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay Times, November 15, 2011Website: techfest.org  "More vocational training courses needed to boostTechfest, an event organised by students at the prestigious employment," Business Standard, November 15, 2011IIT Bombay, aims to promote technology, scientific thinking  "Fall in number of Indian students going to US: report,"and innovation. The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service Hindustan Times, November 15, 2011is planning to participate in the event with a Canada booth toshowcase Canada’s education excellence. Interested  "UBC to open two offices in India, " The Vancouverorganizations should contact Preeti Prabhu Sun, November 15, 2011(preeti.prabhu@international.gc.ca).  "Global first: India to set up Meta varsity," Hindustan Times, November 15, 20112. Kshitij (Horizons)Dates: January 27-30, 2012Venue: Kharagpur, West Bengal Useful LinksOrganiser: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur,West Bengal Central Board of Secondary EducationWebsite: ktj.in cbse.nic.inKshitij aims to showcasing the latest developments in The Council of the Indian School Certificate Examinationscience, technology and innovation and their application in cisce.orgareas such as robotics and communication. Canadianinstitutional participation is welcome. University Grants Commission ugc.ac.in3. The MBA TourDates: January 16 (New Delhi); January 18 (Bangalore); Association of Indian UniversitiesJanuary 21 (Mumbai), 2012 aiuweb.orgVenue: New Delhi: Hotel Taj Palace; Bangalore: Hotel TajResidency; Mumbai: Trident/OberoiOrganiser: The MBA TourWebsite: thembatour.comThe MBA tour will provide potential MBA students anopportunity to meet representatives of top business schoolsfrom around the world. The participating schools will hostpanel discussions and alumni seminars and engage withprospective students. Note: At the time of publication all links were active. For more information on the Education sector consult the Education Sector Profile – India (see tradecommissioner.gc.ca/India) Want to know more? Contact the Education Sector Team in India at india.commerce@international.gc.ca