Indian student wins scholarship to study in Canada

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New Delhi, Aug.13 (ANI): Sanjana Rajgarhia from Dhirubhai Ambani International School in Mumbai has been conferred the Council of International Schools (CIS) Student Award for Canadian University Study, in recognition of her academic achievements. Sanjana's top grades awarded her admission to the University of Toronto in Canada.

"My main reason behind wanting to study abroad is to experience change. There is a certain thrill I associate with studying in a country as new to me as Canada" said Rajgarhia, citing Canada's cultural diversity and large South Asian population as added incentives.

Representatives from 15 of Canada's most prestigious universities will be touring India August 14-27, 2010 as part of the Council of International Schools (CIS) Canadian University Tour. The delegation, which begins its tour in Mumbai and continues to Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad and Bangalore, is led by Michelle Beaton of Ryerson University and Elisa Tortola of York University.

The tour is of special interest to Standard XI and Standard XII students who exhibit strong academic standing, their school guidance counsellors as well as to their parents. The schedule includes school visits, information fairs and an in-depth Canadian university admission workshop for guidance counsellors.

"India is a key undergraduate student market for Canadian universities," said Michelle Beaton of Ryerson University and Tour Director. "Indian students are sought for their academic strength and their rich contribution to student life on Canadian university campuses. In turn, increasing numbers of Indian students are making Canada their first choice for study - as evidenced on this tour. Indian students are drawn to our universities' common attributes of international reputation for academic excellence, state of the art resources and safe campuses in welcoming locations," Beaton said.(ANI)

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