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Canada’s Seneca College expands relationships in India

Seneca College and the College of Engineering Pune agree to work together

Pune, 9th January 2015

With more than 290 programs and 500 career options, one of Canada’s largest colleges provides boundless opportunities for students in India. Currently, more than 1,000 Indian students from 20 states add to the diversity of Seneca College which has students from 130 countries. A truly global institution of higher learning offering cutting-edge programs and opportunities for students, the college seeks to expand its international reach through strategic partnerships in India. Seneca College President Mr. David Agnew is visiting Pune to expand on its partnership with College of Engineering Pune (COEP).

In 2013, Seneca College signed a Letter of Intent with COEP to cooperate in the area of faculty exchange, student exchange, applied research and joint seminars and conferences. Since then, faculty from COEP have visited Seneca twice – once to deliver a seminar on the Framework for Entrepreneurship in Engineering Colleges which was co-hosted by IIT Alumni Canada and Seneca College and most recently to attend a Symposium on Free and Open Software in October 2014.

Building on this relationship, Mr. Agnew noted, “Seneca is delighted to be deepening our relationship with the College of Engineering Pune as we explore opportunities for collaboration in the area of entrepreneurship. We will be building on the strengths of our students and countries in pursuit of innovation.”

Ashok Ranade, Advisor, Entrepreneurship Initiatives of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Alumni Canada said, “Seneca College and the College of Engineering, Pune are leaders in entrepreneurship education. IIT Alumni Canada with its network of entrepreneurs will provide its support in organizing innovative project competition between Seneca and COEP students.”

The College has a letter of cooperation with the Govt. of Gujarat to internationalize the Higher Education in Gujarat through inter-alia, student exchange, faculty exchange, joint research projects and curriculum development. As well, Seneca and the IIT Alumni Canada entered into a letter of intent to collaborate on entrepreneurship development activities.

About Seneca
Seneca offers more than an education. With campuses throughout the Greater Toronto Area, in Canada, Seneca’s size and diversity give students the advantage of partnerships with industry leaders, the latest in hands-on computer technology, a variety of class sizes, and full-time, part-time and continuing education options. As education should be flexible and accessible, Seneca also employs various methods of teaching – from in-class lectures and online learning to co-operative education and field placements – in programs related to applied arts, business, financial services and technology. With a 95 per cent employer satisfaction rate, Seneca’s programs are in demand and always evolving to meet the needs of industry partners.

About College of Engineering Pune
College of Engineering, Pune (COEP), chartered in 1854 is a nationally respected leader in technical education. The institute is distinguished by its commitment to finding solutions to the great predicaments of the day through advanced technology. The institute has a rich history and dedication to the pursuit of excellence. COEP offers a unique learning experience across a spectrum of academic and social experiences. With a firm footing in truth and humanity, the institute gives students an understanding of both technical developments and the ethics that go with it. The curriculum is designed to enhance the academic experience through opportunities like internships, study abroad programmes and research facilities. The hallmark of COEP education is its strong and widespread alumni network, support of the industry and the camaraderie that the institute shares with several foreign universities. The institute is consistently ranked amongst the top 20 technical colleges in India and its alumni have contributed a lion’s share in development of national infrastructure.

For more information, please contact:
Emily Milic
Seneca College Media Relations
416-491-5050 ext. 77018