Programmes accepting applications 2023-24


The deadline for receiving applications is December 31, 2023 for the programmes-

Results for the Programmes 2023-24

Heartiest congratulations & best wishes to all the awardees!!!

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Outreach, Facilitation and Visits  


   Above (L to R ): Ms. Dali Basu, Dr. Prachi Kaul | Director, SICI  India Office & Ms. Sonial St. Mitchel  

Ms. Sonial St. Mitchel and Ms. Dali Basu, accomplished Odissi dancers and recipients of the Shastri's India Studies Arts Fellowship, recently visited SICI office in Delhi. These talented artists serve as genuine ambassadors of Indian culture in Canada. Dr Prachi Kaul was delighted to meet them and hear about their inspiring journey and appreciated their hard work and dedication to promoting Indian culture in Canada.

    Dr. Prachi Kaul had a great evening with Prof. Rhonda Lenton, President of York University and her team of Deans. Engaging discussion over a delightful dinner hosted by the President provided an opportunity to discuss future collaborations with SICI and its Indian Members’ Council.


    Update on Short-Term Virtual Courses

    The short-term virtual course on " Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management: Role of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning " to be taught by a Professor of IIT Kanpur is currently open for registration. Come, learn and master the Investment and portfolio with help of AI and Machine Learning! 

    Course Instructor: Prof. Abhinava Tripathi, IIT Kanpur


    Members’ Corner

    Mahatma Gandhi University
    Prof. (Dr) Sabu Thomas,  Former Vice Chancellor Mahatma Gandhi University,  Kottayam, Kerala, India have been  selected as the Most Outstanding Researcher in the country in the field of Materials Science. Careers360’s 2nd Faculty Research Awards’.  Congratulation Dr. Thomas !
    Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
    Congratulations to Prof. Abhay Karandikar on being appointed as the Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. Formerly the Director of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, Professor Karandikar's achievement is truly commendable. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to him for this well-deserved accomplishment and looking forward to continue our long time associated with him in this new role.
    Research Publications
    • Biswas, U.N., Leach, B., Jijina, P. et al. Lived Experiences of Skilled Indian Women Immigrants (SIWI) Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic: Immigration Trajectories to Canada. Int. Migration & Integration (2023). The publication resulted from the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute’s SICRG grant (2020-2021), awarded to Prof. Urmi Nanda Biswas, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda 

    • Meenakshi Kanwar, Chanderkant Chaudhary, Kumar Ankit Anand, Shilpi Singh, Menus Garg, Sumit Kumar Mishra, Parul Sirohi, Harsh Chauhan, An insight into Pisum sativum HSF gene family-Genome-wide identification, phylogenetic, expression, and analysis of transactivation potential of pea heat shock transcription factor, Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Volume 202, 2023, 107971, ISSN 0981-9428, The publication resulted from the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute’s SICRG grant  (2018-19), awarded to Dr Harsh Chauhan, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee

    • Richard Tremblay , Can a Kathakali (‘story-play’) hold a performance reading, Indian Theatre Journal 7, pp 37 - 45 (2023), The publication resulted from the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute’s India Studies - Arts  (2013-14), awarded to Dr Tremblay, Richard, Kalashas Company (Montreal, Thrissur)


    Upcoming academic opportunities


    Call for Papers : International Conference on Canadian Studies 
    Centre for Canadian Studies, Jadavpur University is organising an International Conference on " Of Activism and Critical Praxis: Retheorizing the Politics of Water in India and Canada" on March 5 - 6, 2024 | Submission Due: February 2, 2024. For more information click here
    Call for Submissions for the Canadian Legal Education Annual Review


    The Canadian Legal Education Annual Review (CLEAR) is open for submissions    for Volume 12. Submissions are rolling and an initial review deadline for submissions is February 29, 2024. For more information click here


    Two Days of Canada conference


    Liminal Spaces: Two Days of Rural Canada will be held on March 21 and 22, 2024 at Brock University.  The Call for Papers is available below with a submission deadline of February 2, 2024. For more information click here


    Call for Application : Canadian Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships


    Applications are invited for Canadian Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships. Application files must be submitted to the ICCS with a recommendation from the national Canadian Studies association before November 24. A decision will be made mid-January of each year by the ICCS awards and grants committee. Research stays may commence by 1 April. For more information click here

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