Overview of ICSC Activities

Indo-Canadian Studies Centre (ICSC)

ICSC fellowship 2015
Lecture Series on Deepa Mehta's 'Elements Trilogy' and Bollywood/Hollywood

'I C S C'
Indo-Canadian Studies Centre



The Indo-Canadian Studies Centre - ICSC - of the University of Mumbai has been sponsored by the British Columbia Province, Canada, through the University of the Fraser Valley, B.C., Canada. 

The ICSC is a resource centre that facilitates research in Indo-Canadian Literature and Cinema. Its collection of books and DVDs is available for reference on the premises of the centre, to students and research scholars who are interested in this subject. 

Additionally, the ICSC arranges symposiums, workshops, fellowship programmes, conferences and lectures series by prominent scholars in this field. The Centre also organises film shows and discussions. 

The formal inauguration of the centre, followed by an International Inaugural Symposium, took place on Monday 3rd October, 2011.  The Consul General of Canada in Mumbai and  the Vice Chancellor of the Mumbai University were the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour at this function. The speakers at the symposium were scholars of international repute from Canada, Germany and India.

On 14th November 2011, the Centre was visited by an educational delegation led by Mr. Mike de Jong, Health Minister, B.C. Province, Canada.  Mr.  de Jong announced a further grant to the ICSC from the B.C. Provincial Government at this meeting. The delegates met their counterparts at the Mumbai University and discussed collaborations, research projects and faculty and student exchange.

So far the ICSC has conducted two fellowship programmes and organised 5 lectures under its lecture series initiative.

The ICSC plans to organise an Interdisciplinary, International conference on Indo-Canadian cultural, social, economic and political issues in December 2012-January 2013.


Professor Dr. Nilufer E. Bharucha
Honorary Coordinator.


Location: Room 49, Ground Floor, Ranade Bhavan, Kalina Campus, University of Mumbai, Mumbai 400098