Mumbai, Maharshtra India (PressExposure) August 18, 2011 -- Bangalore-based Divya Rao, a student of Indus International School has bagged the prestigious Ryerson University International School Student Merit Scholarship, in recognition of her academic achievements. She will be studying at the University's internationally renowned School of Radio and Television Arts.
"I'm really looking forward to joining Ryerson," said an excited Divya. "It's located in the heart of one of the world's media hubs and is arguably the best university for my chosen field of radio and television arts," she added. "I'll be learning from highly respected industry professionals and the state-of-the-art broadcast facilities will enable me to practice and apply what I will learn." I'll also be meeting and working with people from all over the world as Ryerson's student population is the most diverse in Canada. I'll be living in a city which has a large South Asian population and celebrates cultural diversity," she pointed out.
Furthermore, Ryerson University will be taking part in the Council of International Schools (CIS) Canadian University Tour to India from August 21 to September 2. Students will be able to find out more about the university's programs of study and the advantages of studying in Canada's largest city. The Council's seventh annual tour will begin in Mumbai and continue in Pune, Delhi, Dehradun, Hyderabad and Bangalore. A Ryerson admission representative will be visiting key national and international secondary schools in each city. Public events will also be hosted in Dehradun and Pune.
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 their parents. The schedule includes school visits and information fairs.
Of the140 countries represented in Ryerson's international student population, India is the largest. Ryerson's International Student Services offers entering students a full range of programming - including a peer support program that pairs new students with current students from their home country, and a comprehensive international student orientation program. Ryerson's Indian Students' Association organises campus and cultural events throughout the academic year.
"Ryerson University is very interested in attracting students from India," informed Michelle Beaton, Manager International Student Recruitment. "Indian students are sought for their academic strength and their rich contribution to student life on our campus. In turn, Ryerson offers students a world class education at one of Canada's most innovative universities, known for its leadership in career-focused education."
For this purpose, Dr. Sheldon Levy, President and Vice-Chancellor of Ryerson University announced the establishment of the Ryerson DMZ Fellowship program with the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, while touring India in early August. Students selected for the fellowships will have the opportunity to be a part of Ryerson's hub for student digital entrepreneurs, the Digital Media Zone.
The Ryerson DMZ Fellowship program is offering six fellowships, valued at approximately Rs. 595,000 each ($12,500 CDN), supporting the students for a four-month term in Toronto with an emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation in the digital economy.