Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute

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Our Mission

“To improve the quality of life of the peoples of Canada and India by building and strengthening intellectual and cultural linkages through research, dialogue and exchange”

The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute is a binational organization that promotes understanding between India and Canada through academic activities and exchanges.

Our broad-based initiatives support the creation of binational links between academia, government, the business community and civil society organizations by funding research and hosting seminars. Our internships and fellowships provide opportunities for individuals to gain first-hand experience in India or Canada. In addition, our book and journal programme provides valuable resources to students and faculty at our member universities.

The Shastri Institute is funded by and partners closely with government bodies in both India and Canada. The Institute aims to achieve gender equality and reduce poverty by focusing programming on sustainable development and other United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

Over the Institute’s forty year history we have awarded hundreds of fellowships. Many recipients report these were life changing experiences. As well, the Institute has placed thousands of books in Canadian and Indian university libraries, presented dozens of seminars and funded world class research.

We are named after Lal Bahadur Shastri, Prime Minister of India from 1964-1966.

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