SFU Library - Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Collection Development


Collection Closed.

Please note that as of 2015, nothing will be added to the Shastri Collection.

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI)

The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI) is named after Shree Lal Bahadur Shastri, the second Prime Minister of India, 1964 – 1966.

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute was founded in 1968 by a joint announcement by the Government of Canada and Government of India. The joint Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two governments, which has been in place for more than 50 years, facilitates connections among the scholars in both countries. 

For about fifty years, the Library Programme provided books, journals, government reports that were published in India to Shastri Institute member libraries in Canada.   The research topics expanded from the initial humanities and social sciences focus to include environment, health, film, economic reform, science, biodiversity, information technology, law, and distance education. 

SFU Library's Shastri Collection (books and journals), SFU Library's Shastri journals collection