Faculty & Students

  • 49 Western faculty members have received graduate or professional degrees from a university in India
  • In 2016-17, Western had 25 undergraduate students and 138 graduate students from India
  • In 2016-17, 2 Western student travelled to India on exchange and 3 students from India came to Western


Between 2012 and 2016, Western researchers co-authored and published 163 articles, meeting abstracts, reviews, proceeding papers, editorial materials, or book chapters with researchers at Indian institutions. Top five institutions with which collaborations occurred: 
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences
  • PGIMER Chandigarh
  • Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
  • Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Partner Institutions

  • Ontario-India Program (OIN), consortium of Ontario & Indian Universities 
  • College of Engineering, Pune
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee
  • National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR)
  • Thapar University

Alumni/Other Connections 

  • Western has approximately 169 alumni living in India
  • The late Balachandra Rajan, former Indian diplomat, was a Professor Emeritus at Western and leading scholar of poetry 
  • Rajiv Varma, Western Engineering professor, received the Bharat Gaurav (Pride of India) Award from the India International Friendship Society in 2014
  • Lalu Mansinha, Department of Earth Sciences, is the Academic Director of the Ontario-Maharashtra-Goa Program

Dual Degree Programs

  • Dual Degree program leading to a BTech from IIT Roorkee, Uttaranchal, India and a MESc, Engineering at Western.
  • LLM/MPhil and LLM/LLM Dual-Credential Degree between Western’s Faculty of Law and NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India. 
  • Dual Degree program leading to a B.E. from Thapar University, Patiala, Punjab, India and a MESc. at Western. 


  • Ivey Business School’s India location in Mumbai provides executive development, and conducts India-based research and case writing.
  • Western students participated in summer internships in India in 2014 and 2015 through the Ontario Global Edge program