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Canadian college signs joint ventures with Indian institutes

Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology has signed joint venture agreements with two educational institutions in Bangalore and Nagpur which would allow Indian students to get Ontario College Graduate certificates.

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Canada's prestigious educational institution, Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology has signed joint venture agreements with two educational institutions in Bangalore and Nagpur which would allow Indian students to get Ontario College Graduate certificates.

Seneca will provide the curriculum and teacher training for the first semester of the programme which will be held at each institutions in India. Students will then travel to Seneca College in Toronto for the final semester of their programme and to receive their Ontario College Graduate certificates, Rick Miner, President of Seneca College, said in a statement.

"We are excited to connect with educational institutions in India not only to provide our expertise in these highly specialized fields, but also to learn from the faculties and students at our partner colleges," he said.

In Nagpur, Seneca has partnered with the Provincial Academy of Learning Excellence (PACLEX) to deliver a post-graduate certificate programme in Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management, while it has joined with the REVA Group of Institutions in Bangalore to offer a post-graduate certificate programme in Bioinformatics.

The first semester of the programmes begins in September 2007. The second semester will be held at Seneca's Toronto Campus in January 2008, Miner added. Seneca is the largest college in Canada with more than 100,000 full and part-time students on campuses across the Greater Toronto Area.

It provides internationally and nationally recognized career education and training.