IIT-H students get scholarship to study in Japanese Universities

By Malavikka

Japan academic fair gives ticket for thirty Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad students to an opportunity to study in Japanese Universities. These students will be given a scholarship offered by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

During the sixth edition of the academic fair held in the IIT-H premises recently, the offer was announced for select thirty students who will be passing out soon to do their masters or PhD in Japanese Universities.

Thirty IIT students bag scholarship


Named JICA-FRIENDSHIP ( Future Researchers at IIT-H to enhance Network Development with Scholarship of Japan project), the academic fair helped students to look at better options to pursue their post graduation at renowned institutions in Japan like Tohoku University, University of Tokyo, Keio University, Waseda University, Nagoya University, Kyoto University, Ritsumeikan University, Osaka University and Kyushu University.

Twenty three Japanese companies also took part in the event along with The University of Osaka, The University of Keio and The University of Ritsumeikan to share their ideas about the scope for higher studies in Japan.

The presidential speech was given by Kenji Hiramatsu, Japanese Ambassador to India who motivated the students to explore the opportunities and Japan and make use of it.

Earlier, 7 six Masters and thirty one PhD students were admitted into nine Japanese universities, out of which one graduate joined Suzuki, another joined Nisaan and another got into DRI. Faculties from Japanese institutes who participated, presented to the students the scope for applied research and study, industrial development at the universities where such research is used continuously for their stride.

Prof.Hiroshi Esaki, Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology and University of Tokyo, and Dr. Katsutoshi Toda, Chairman & Managing Director, Toshiba Transmission and Distribution Systems (India) Pvt. Ltd were the other speakers of the occassion.

Through a program called Official Development Assistance (ODA), JICA is supporting IIT-H with a loan of Rs 1,336 crore for its campus development, joint research collaboration, and academic exchanges to develop new methodology of technical innovation as well as meeting the needs of the industry.

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