Other Activities

Indo-Canadian Studies Centre (ICSC)

Visit of the Canadian Educational Delegation to the ICSC

A delegation of Canadian Universities led by Mr. Mike de Jong, Health Minister, British Columbia, Canada, visited the Indo-Canadian Studies Centre (ICSC) at the Mumbai University, on Monday 14th November 2011 between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The ICSC, funded by the British Columbia Province Government, had organized a small educational seminar on this occasion.


Mr. Mike de Jong was happy with the Centre’s progress under the guidance of its Honorary Coordinator, Professor Nilufer E. Bharucha. The minister very spontaneously made a further grant offer of Canadian Dollars 50,000 to the ICSC. In response, Principal Dr. Hande, Director, Board of College and University Development, University of Mumbai, vouched whole-hearted support and better infrastructure to the Centre. Dr. Rajan Welukar, Vice Chancellor, University of Mumbai, also made a brief appearance despite his hectic schedule and spoke to all the delegates.


The academic delegation comprising academicians from Canada met select faculty members, Deans and students of the Mumbai University and discussed possible collaborations/faculty and student exchange in mutually beneficial areas such as Indian Diaspora Studies, Computer Science and Business Management degree courses. Fellowships at Indo-Canadian Studies Centres at the University of Mumbai and the University of the Fraser Valley were also discussed. Academicians from India and Canada also mentioned being open to discussing joint research guidance and joint degrees in target areas.


From left to right: Professor Nilufer E. Bharucha, Honorary Coordinator, ICSC; Prin. Dr. Rajpal Hande, Director, BCUD, University of Mumbai; Mr. Mike de Jong, Minister of Health, B.C., Canada, Dr. Satwinder Bains, Director, Indo-Canadian Centre, University of the Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Canada




From left to right: Professor Nilufer E. Bharucha, Dr. Rajan Welukar, Dr. Satwinder Bains and Dr. Randall Martin, Executive Director, British Columbia Council for International Education, Canada




From left to right: Professor Nilufer E. Bharucha, Prin. Dr. Rajpal Hande, Mr. Mike de Jong and  Dr. Satwinder Bains



From left to right: Prin. Dr. Rajpal Hande, Mr. Mike de Jong, Dr. Satwinder Bains and Dr. Randall Martin

Canadian delegates, Indian Professors and students