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Indian Subcontinent

The University of Toronto has strong, sustained linkages with India, through research, scholarship, entrepreneurship, and through students who currently study at the university – the second largest national group of international students on the university’s three campuses.

Partnerships in the Region

The University of Toronto’s engagement with India is long-standing and touches many regions. This is evidenced by our diverse activity in the region ranging from NGO engagement to academic and industry partnerships – and, most notably, by the launch of U of T’s centre in India through the U of T India Foundation. Together with Tata Trusts, one of India’s largest charitable organizations, the new centre is bringing together Canada and India’s leading scholars and entrepreneurs to co-create ground-breaking trans-disciplinary research and innovation to address critical urban challenges in India and beyond.

With the establishment of an entrepreneurship and research centre in Mumbai, researchers and innovators receive support to collaborate and strengthen ties between our two nations’ innovation ecosystems as well as by bringing new innovations to challenges identified by Indian organizations. A focus on grand challenges supports co-development of new innovative solutions, while specialized capacity-building workshops can be tailored to municipalities’ needs.

The University of Toronto also works collaboratively with several corporations in the Indian subcontinent. Highlights include Tata Sons, with whom we have a collaborative research framework on Vehicular Electrification and Carbon Capture & Utilization, and Tata Consultancy Services who sponsor the Urban Data Centre in U of T’s School of Cities to build capacity of urban communities to collect, analyze and visualize data to make cities “smarter”, more efficient and equitable.

The University of Toronto’s focused engagement in the Indian subcontinent is guided in part by the advice of the Presidential International Council, comprised of U of T faculty members with strong expertise in the region, as well as the expertise and vision of our Indian partners.

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  • 2399

    (Fall 2022)

    Degree students

  • 323



  • 1004


    India-based alumni

  • 514


    Joint publications

Partnership Highlights