The vice President of University of Tokyo, Prof Akihiko Tanaka inaugurated the office while Infosys chairman and member of the president's council of the university, NR Narayan Murthy also graced the occasion with his presence.
The objective of Tokyo University to open a varsity in Bangalore is mainly to create awareness among Indian students about innumerable opportunities present at University of Tokyo and other 13 universities in Japan. The University expects an increasing number of Indian students to apply for admissions with establishment of the Bangalore office facilitating Indian students to apply for admissions with the other 13 Japanese universities. The initiative was taken by the Japanese government known as 'G30 Study in Japan'.
Through this initiative the Indian government has identified core universities in Japan that offer different programmes in English for both undergraduates as well as graduates.