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Canada's Seneca College ropes in new India partner

New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS): Canada's Seneca College has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the New Delhi-based Entrepreneurship and Management Processes International (EMPI) to expand its international reach through strategic partnerships.

"The MOU with EMPI focuses on a joint post-graduate programme in social media and business aimed at providing mobility for qualified MBA/PGD (post graduate diploma) students to specialise in Seneca's social media post-graduate programme in their second year," said David Agnew, president, Seneca College.

After completion of Seneca College's social media programme, students will gain skills that will be valuable across industries, market sectors and around the world, added Agnew.

He visited New Delhi to explore and develop partnerships with Indian educational institutions.

With more than 290 programmes and 500 career options, Seneca is one of the largest colleges of Canada.

Currently, more than 1,000 Indian students from 20 states are enrolled with the college which has students from across 130 countries.

The partnership with EMPI may expand in future to include other disciplines of interest to both parties and create a joint centre of learning that could focus on finding solutions for local businesses in India and Canada, Agnew said.

The MOU with EMPI builds on existing partnerships that Seneca has in India, including the Mangalam Group of Educational Institutions in Kerala, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University in Gujarat, and the College of Engineering Pune (CoEP).

In 2013, students from India comprised 54.6 percent of all international students in Seneca College's Faculty of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology programmes.


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