Friday, 3 May 2019

NIT-T Director elected Vice president of Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute


Prof. Mini Shaji Thomas, Director, NIT Tiruchirappalli is elected as  the Vice president this year/President next year of the SHASTRI  INDO-CANADIAN INSTITUTE (SICI) in the Annual India members Council  
meeting held on 30th April 2019.

The initiatives of SICI support the creation of bi-national links  between academia, government, the business community and civil society  organisations by funding research and hosting seminars. The internship  
and fellowship programmes of the Institute provide opportunities for individuals to gain first-hand experience in India or Canada. In  addition, our Library programme provides valuable resources to  
students and faculty at our Member Institutions.

The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute became bi-national in 2005. It has the honour of being the only Institution which has One Hundred Ten  (110) premier academic Institutions as its members in India (including  
IITs, IIMs, NITs, Law schools, Central and State Universities) and  Thirty Four (34) universities in Canada (including McGill, Queen’s and  York Universities). The Institute’s scope has expanded as well to  
include law, management, arts, information science, environment,  science and technology including biotechnology along with humanities  and social sciences.The Shastri Institute is funded by and partners  
closely with government bodies both in India and Canada.

The aim is to further the bi-national ethos through different  programmes facilitating scholarly research and exchanges between the  Indian and Canadian Universities, Cultural organisations, Government  
Bodies and United Nations Millennium Development Goals.It is an honour for NIT-T to have her Director on the board on SICI as  it Vice-President.

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