Guwahati: Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IITG), The Association for Overseas Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Partnerships, Japan (AOTS), Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan (SMC) and Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) on Thursday announced a collaboration for the promotion of technical education and training. MoU was exchanged among the above four parties at IITG in the presence of H. E. Satoshi Suzuki, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to India. The MoU exchange ceremony was also graced by Ashok Kumar Chawla, Advisor-Japan, Ministry of External Affairs, and Government of India, stated a press release.
This first-of-its-kind institutional collaboration facilitates the promotion of education and training covering engineering course and internship programmes in both India and Japan. It will also promote research for next-generation technologies for benefit of both the countries.
As per the initiatives authorised by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Government of Japan, an engineering course, primarily related to automobiles, will be conducted by SMC and MSIL by providing training to students through lectures. As part of the curriculum, the Japanese language course will be conducted by AOTS. This course will be provided to students of IITG. AOTS, SMC and MSIL will arrange for faculty to conduct these at IITG. Eligible students will be provided an opportunity of being placed for an internship at SMC’s facility in Japan as well as at MSIL in India. This program will help students gain both local and global exposure.
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