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30 Students from IIT-Hyderabad Receive JICA Scholarships

October 21, 2016 06:29 PM 2 minute read , Engineering , Indian Institute of Technology (Hyderabad)

30 Students from IIT-Hyderabad Receive JICA Scholarships

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has offered scholarships to thirty graduating students of Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad to study in Japanese universities.

The announcement came at the 6th Edition of the Academic Fair, organized at Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (IIT-H) campus, under the aegis of JICA-FRIENDSHIP project. These scholarships would be offered to 30 graduating students of the institute to pursue their masters or Ph.D. level studies. It would cover the logistics and tuition fees.

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It would facilitate the development of research networks in between institutions of higher learning and industrial clusters in Japan with IIT-H leading to excellence in education and applied research in science and engineering.

Scholarships are offered to students studying in IIT-H to pursue degrees and Ph.D. at internationally renowned universities in Japan like -

  • University of Tokyo
  • Tohoku University
  • Keio University
  • Nagoya University
  • Waseda University
  • Kyoto University
  • Osaka University
  • Ritsumeikan University
  • Kyushu University

In the last 6th Edition of the Academic Fair, several universities and 23 big companies participated. They shared insights on various opportunities offered by JICA. Among the universities that participated were -

  • University of Tokyo
  • University of Keio
  • University of Usaka
  • University of Ritsumeikan
  • University of Keio

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Kenji Hiramatsu, Japan’s Ambassador to India attended the event and he delivered his speech to encourage students to visit Japan and study there.

Under the JICA-FRIENDSHIP project, six students of Masters and 31 Ph.D. students were sent to nine universities of Japan. The Japanese companies that recruited students from the institute were-

  • Suzuki
  • Nissan
  • DRI

Some of the main speakers at the Academic Fair were:

  • Prof.Hiroshi Esaki, Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology and the University of Tokyo
  • Dr. Katsutoshi Toda, Chairman & Managing Director, Toshiba Transmission and Distribution

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