Shillong: With an aim to understand Japanese technology in the fields of environment and disaster prevention, 16 students of the North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) have been selected to go to Japan under the exchange programme ‘Iris’. The students, sponsored by the Japanese government, will leave for Japan on Friday.
Addressing the media on Thursday, Registrar of NEHU Dr JN Nayak informed that the students selected to go to Japan are all NEHU toppers from the north-eastern States. “We are very proud and thankful that the government of Japan has chosen this university for the exchange programme tour,” Nayak said.
‘IRIS’ is a youth invitation programme of the Government of Japan, which invites talented young people from the north-eastern region of India.
“Our students will have a great time in exchanging views on culture, religion, tradition and factors which affects development of ones country,” he said.
He informed that through the exchange programme, the government of Japan will also be sending some of its students to various universities in India.
“We hope the Japanese students will soon be coming to our university,” he said.
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