We proudly celebrate the 53-year milestone with our staff, member institutions, & stakeholders today, and look forward to the next 50 years & more! While its services & operations have expanded, the underlying principles of the Institute have remained constant. Founded in 1968 through a mutual proclamation of the Governments of Canada and India, the Institute was named after Sh. Lal Bahadur Shastri, one of the most prominent and dynamic Prime Ministers India. Over the past 53 years & with all the capabilities & resources at hand, SICI has been successful in directly executing & facilitating partnerships among institutions as a result of its bi-national collaborative approach.