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Study in India: Information Session

The OMG (Ontario-Maharashtra-Goa) Student Exchange Program

Oct 30/08

A consortium of Ontario universities and a group of universities in two states in India, Maharashtra (maw-haa-raa-straw) and Goa, have initiated a collaborative university student exchange program which will enrich the quality of education of select students in Ontario and in Maharashtra and Goa.

Maharashtra is the third largest state In India, with Mumbai (Bombay) as the seat of the government. There are a number of educational and research institutions of world repute in this state. There are 39 universities in Maharashtra. Goa, with significant antecedents of Portugese culture, is an influential center of arts, music, dance and cuisine. It is also home to the University of Goa and the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Goa Campus.

The OMG program is similar to the existing "Ontario / Baden-Württemberg" (OBW) and "Ontario / Rhône-Alpes" (ORA) programs, and is named "Ontario-Maharastra-Goa" (OMG) program. Most universities have individual university to university agreements for student exchange programs. The OBW, OMG, ORA programs are different in that the agreements are between groups of universities in Ontario and abroad.

The OMG program also breaks new ground in that scholarships are awarded for students going in both directions. The OMG program has been made possible through a grant from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities of the Government of Ontario, and through contributions of OMG member universities.

For more information, attend an Info Session about this program on Thursday, Nov.20, from 1-2 pm in P1021 (Peters building) and visit http://www.omgprogram.org/ 

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