Sanjivani Rural Education Society - College of Engineering

Kopargaon, India

The exchange agreement

The agreement between the University of Lethbridge and Sanjivani Rural Education Society was signed in 2011. Sanjivani operates nine different institutes, one of which is the College of Engineering, offering an MBA program.

Semester dates

Fall semester: late September to mid-February
Spring semester - late February till mid-July

The country

India is the seventh largest country by area, the second most populous country with more than 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democratic republic in the world.

Home to the ancient Indus Valley Civilization and a region of historic trade routes and vast empires, the Indian subcontinent was identified with its commercial and cultural wealth for much of its long history.

The Indian economy is the world's eleventh-largest by nominal GDP and third-largest by purchasing power parity (PPP). Following market-based economic reforms in 1991, India became one of the fastest-growing major economies; it is considered a newly industrialized country.

India is a federal constitutional republic governed under a parliamentary system consisting of 28 states and 7 union territories. India is a pluralistic, multilingual, and multiethnic society. It is also home to a diversity of wildlife in a variety of protected habitats.

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The city of Kopargaon

Kopargaon is a town and a municipal council in Ahmednagar district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Kopargaon is located some 14 km from the holy town of Shirdi. The famous temple of Sai Baba at Shirdi is 14 km from the town.

The present population of the town is nearly 63,000.

The economy is driven mainly by agriculture with sugarcane being the major cash crop of the region. Other cash crops are wheat and soybean. In addition, there is an industrial estate with 52 small-scale industries and dairy.

The university

The College of Engineering is among the premier technical institutes in Maharashtra state and is recognized as one of the best in the country.

Established in 1983 by the Sanjivani Rural Educational Society, the Institute had a vision for social transformation and uplifting of the rural masses through education, training and research.

U of L students will enrol mainly in courses through the Department of MBA, but may take other courses available at the College of Engineering.

Facilities: library, gym, internet, hostel and canteen.

Living costs (Estimate)

In order to cover all basics like accommodation, food, books, public transportation, etc., a student will need about 500-600 CAD a month.


For information on student accommodation, please see:

Visa information

Canadians wishing to stay longer than three months to study in India need to apply for a visa.

Visa fees are listed here: