Top Canadian and Indian Design Schools Unite

TORONTO (Nov. 6, 2013) - George Brown College and MIT Institute of Design (MITID) have announced a partnership offering India's creative game designers the opportunity to study in Canada while acquiring credentials from both the School of Design at George Brown and the Design School within MITID. 

Anne Sado, president of George Brown and Dr. Sunil Karad, executive director of MITID recently signed the agreement, binding the partnership and building on the strong relationship between Canadian and Indian educational institutions.  As a result, large pools of design and technical talent will have access to world leading curriculum.

"Our institutions share the same commitment to student success," said Laura Jo Gunter, senior vice-president academic at George Brown College, while touring the MITID campus with students and faculty. "We ensure our curriculum is timely, relevant and reflective of industry trends; we teach using industry grade technology; and we provide opportunities for students to participate in hands-on learning through field experience and applied research projects." 

Beginning September 2013, MITID students who have completed two years of study at MITID in Pune, India will have the opportunity to transfer and complete the second and third years of George Brown's Advanced Diploma in Game Development in Toronto.  Upon completion, students will receive both a MITID Certificate as well as a George Brown College Advanced Diploma. 

About George Brown College

Toronto's George Brown College has established a reputation for equipping students with the skills, industry experience and credentials to pursue the careers of their choice. The college offers programs from its three campuses located across the downtown core, including its newest location at the Toronto waterfront, which opened in September 2012. George Brown offers 135 full-time programs and 189 continuing education certificates/designations across a wide variety of professions to a student body of over 24,500 (full-time equivalent) students, including over 3,200 international students; and over 61,000 continuing education registrants. Students can earn certificates, diplomas, postgraduate certificates, apprenticeships and degrees.

About MIT Institute of Design

MIT Pune is synonymous with excellence in the field of education. The quest of excellence has resulted in the creation of a world class center for design education. MIT Institute of Design (MITID) started its operations in August 2006. It is an initiative started under the guidance of today's leading minds of Design Education in India, and MITID plans to develop its identity as a research and training institution of the highest international quality. By 2016, MITID aims to be a Design Habitat.  MITID offers programs at both graduate and post-graduate level.  Currently the institution has three streams - industrial design, communication design and fashion design.

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For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Jodi Serwatuk
George Brown College 
Tel: 416.415.5000 ext.3767

Prof. Anant Chakradeo
Tel: +91 20 30693616