New Delhi: In a bid to attract more Indian students
to study in Japan, the University of Tokyo has sought
collaboration with the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU),
a statement said here Wednesday.
"Presently, there are 1.4 lakh Indian students studying in Japan
and the Japanese government wants to invite more and more Indian
students, mainly in the field of research in science and
technology," said Hiroshi Yoshino, director, University of Tokyo.
"We invite 60 students from all over the world for full
scholarship, but, unfortunately, there are none from India at the
moment," added Yoshino.
According to IGNOU Vice Chancellor M. Aslam, both the countries
should benefit from the collaboration and he would also like the
IGNOU technical staff to be trained at the Japan International
Cooperation Agency (JICA) under the faculty-exchange programme.
"With such collaboration, more and more Indian students would seek
Japan as their destination in near future," said Aslam.
The JICA is the primary Japanese governmental agency responsible
for technical cooperation component of Japan's bilateral official
development assistance programme.