Mumbai: A greater cooperation is unfolding in the higher education sector between Japan and India. The Japan Institute Cooperation Agency is coming up with Innovative Asia Programme, which offers scholarship for students pursuing Masters and PhD. The entire funding would be sponsored by JICA. They will focus on 12 Asian countries with opportunities to conduct research, enroll in masters and doctoral degree programs in Japan universities and intern in Japanese companies.
Eight Japanese universities will come on 09 March 2017 to promote the programme in IIT Bombay. A team of four members from Tokyo Institute of Technology, a national university in Japan, visited IIT Bombay on 01 March 2017. The institute ranks within 100 in the world and ranks 14 in Asian University ranking.
The main objectives of the visit was to promote co-operation between Tokyo Institute of Technology and IIT Bombay for MoU agreements, conduct joint workshops proposed in the areas of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science as a start to build relationship between the two institutions, become a pioneer to build relations for the various programmes, facilitate joint supervision for PhD programme and Dual Degree – PhD.
Student exchange programmes were discussed and taken into due consideration to be executed at the earliest.