Canadian schools see India as land of opportunity. The school's new interest in India is because of country's booming economy as a perfect fit for their trade and innovation agendas.
Prime Minster Stephen Harper and the premiers of Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan have visited India on Jan 2010 with university presidents in tow.
Indian PM Manmohan Singh agreed to encourage the continued development of 'synergies' between Canadian and Indian universities on the sidelines of the Toronto G-20 summit.
However Canadian universities, are attempting their foray into India's higher education sector without much knowledge.
The University of Waterloo, the University of Alberta and Concordia University are active in India, as is the University of Western Ontario's Richard Ivey School of Business, among others, through joint projects.