Japanese students to study at IIT Gandhinagar

IIT GandhinagarA dozen of Japanese students from Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) will be hosted by Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (IIT-GN).

JAIST is planning to send a team of its students to IIT-GN to study and understand the institute’s interdisciplinary and project oriented curriculum.

A delegation of four members from JAIST visited IIT Gandhinagar on Friday (16th January 2015) to explore various ways of sharing and collaboration.

An MOU has been signed between IIT-Gandhinagar and JAIST in November 2013. The institutes agreed to explore opportunities and possibilities for students and faculty exchange, cultural exchange, develop educational and scientific exchange and cooperation and such joint initiatives. In March 2015 it is expected to have visit from students of JAIST

President at JAIST, Dr. Tetsuo Asano said, “We are planning to send a team of our students to study at IIT Gandhinagar and also look at its interdisciplinary studies. We have been receiving students from India for several years but this will be the first time our students are going to India.”

“The collaboration is a great opportunity to share experience and good practices from each other in advancing our mutual interest of becoming world-class institutes.” said IIT-GN Director, Prof Sudhir K. Jain

JAIST president Dr Tetsuo Asano said, “We have been receiving students from India for several years but this will be the first time our students are going to India.”

As a part of the exchange programme, a team of students from IITGN will also be visiting JAIST in March. IITGN Director, Professor Sudhir K Jain said, “The collaboration with JAIST is a great opportunity to share experience and good practices from each other in advancing our mutual interest of becoming world-class institutes. Globalization is a key pillar of IIT Gandhinagar’s educational mission in the deeply interconnected world that out graduates will enter.”

Japan Media Group, Aashi Shinbun has selected Anand Kumar’s Super 30 initiative among top three pioneering initiatives in the field of education. Super 30 is a unique initiative which searches for 30 meritorious talents from among the economically backward sections of the society and shapes them for India’s most prestigious institution – the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) .

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