About OIN

Established in 2007, the Ontario India Exchange Program (OIN) offers undergraduate and graduate students at Ontario universities the opportunity to take courses and conduct study projects at reputable Indian universities. Partner universities in India are spread out across several regions of India--Maharashtra, the National Capital Region (Delhi and surrounding areas), Pondicherry, and Goa. They include Institutes of Technology (BITS in Goa; IIT in Mumbai; VIT in Pune) and Science (IIS in Pune); a university uniquely situated to provide students with a background in French colonial history and culture in India (Pondicherry University); and a number of universities known for their undergraduate programs in the Arts, Social Sciences, Sciences.  as well as Law and Legal Studies, Development, and  Public Policy (Symbiosis in Pune, two colleges of Delhi University, and Shiv Nadar University in Freater Noida as well as Jindal University in Sonepat.  

OIN offers Ontario students a choice of programs: (i) regular exchange during the academic year of one or two semesters (Fall-Winter); (ii) a short-term study program that allows students to work on an independent study project under the supervision of a faculty member at a partner institution for between two and three months (SSP); and (iii) a month-long Study India Program (SIP), held every August, at Symbiosis University in Pune.

The regions in which partner universities are based offer a rich diversity of experiences. Goa and Pondicherry are regions bordering on oceans, the Arabian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal respectively. They are architecturally, socially, linguistically, and culturally distinct, maintaining links with Portugese and Fench colonial pasts that make them somewhat unique. Mumbai and Delhi are vibrant cosmopolitan areas teeming with cultural and social activities while Pune is a university town, steeped in history and with a vibrant youth culture.

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