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Shastri News - Getting Involved

Revised – October 1, 2012


Shastri News is a free publication for individuals interested in higher education in India and Canada. Its intended audience includes university faculty, staff and students, other educational or non-profit organizations, government representatives and our programme alumni. Subscribers to Shastri News receive the newsletter once a month through an email brief with links to full text articles. Each edition is archived in full text on the Institutes website at:

Subscribers always have the option to unsubscribe by clicking “unsubscribe” in any email or by contacting the Institute directly.

Focus and scope

Shastri News reflects the values and goals of the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute. As an Institute, we seek to facilitate sustainable, academic and cultural linkages that are mutually beneficial to India and Canada. Through Shastri News we desire to build a community of like-minded individuals who provide input and feedback on the issues we address. Shastri News concentrates on news of bi-national interest affecting the academic communities of Canada and India. In selecting which articles to cover, we attempt to strike a balance between major news, news that highlights the activities of our members, and news that highlights current Shastri grants and awards.

We cover news that is relevant, timely and useful to our audience. Institutional partnerships, research collaborations, alumni achievements, international conferences and recent publications, are examples of stories we will consider. We also pay attention to government trends and policies relating to higher education and internationalization.

Our sources

The Shastri News editorial team monitors newswires, education blogs, and regional, national and international news. We also receive story submissions from our readers, member representatives and alumni. We try to find reliable sources to corroborate stories provided by readers, members, alumni or online blog postings. Whenever possible, we attempt to link back to full-article online sources. The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of stories written by other journalists.

Submitting news

Shastri News encourages submissions of:

  • Articles (500 words or less)
  • Announcements (400 words or less)
  • Events (400 words or less)
  • Letters to the editor (300 words or less)

We reserve the right to reject articles, announcements, letters, and other items that are not consonant with the goals and purposes of the institute. Submissions may be condensed, edited or discarded based on relevance. Furthermore, we may need to validate the content of a submission to ensure accuracy prior to publication. If content cannot be confirmed or enough information cannot be gathered, the story may be held for publication in a future issue or it may be discarded.

Canadian and Indian colleges, universities, and education-related agencies are encouraged to include Shastri News on their media distribution lists. Please email us: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Your feedback

The primary objective of Shastri News is to foster dialogue in the Canadian and Indian higher education community. We encourage readers to engage discussions by posting comments to our stories. Please click here to view our comment policy.

Readers can also provide us direct feedback by emailing: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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