Carleton to partner with Indian institutions on innovation, investment initiatives

Carleton University’s Canada-India Centre for Excellence announced partnerships Thursday with three Indian institutions to deliver programming that will give Canadians the skills and knowledge needed to work in India and strengthen innovation and trade connections between the two countries.

A partnership with the Bombay Stock Exchange Institute will see two new certificate programs offered through the CICE. One will be on the Indian business innovation system and the other will cover Indian investment opportunities.

Carleton has also signed a memorandum of understanding with the International School of Management Excellence, one of the top business schools in the Indian state of Karnataka, to help the institutions explore new opportunities for academic and research collaborations in the business and management fields.

Carleton president and vice-chancellor Roseann O’Reilly Runte signed the deals in India. She is attending the World Education Congress annual conference in Mumbai, where she was recognized as one of the world’s 100 most influential vice-chancellors.

“It is always a privilege to represent Carleton and to advance our global agenda,” Ms. Runte said in a statement.

Ms. Runte also signed a memorandum of understanding last week with the high commissioner of India to renew Carleton’s visiting India Chair in the field of humanities and social sciences focused on India-related studies. Under terms of the agreement, Carleton will host a visiting professor for a four-month semester every year for the next five years.

“The India Chair and our new partnerships in India make us quite unique in terms of being able to provide business and academic training for Indians and Canadians to work together in key priority areas,” CICE manager Harry Sharma said in a statement