IIT Kharagpur & Japan’s AOTS signed MoU for Collaborative Project


IIT Kharagpur has signed a Memorandum of understanding with Japan’s Association for Overseas Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Partnerships (AOTS). They agreed for the MoU to facilitate collaborative projects of exploring opportunities for a research center.

The two organizations shall focus on “state-of-the-art joint certification courses in the domains of technology and management to be co-taught by faculty/experts in both countries, including the visit to the host institutions,” an IIT KGP statement said here Thursday.

“The partnership will have a strong focus towards the professional development of students,” it added.

Japan is a global leader in domains such as urban science and infrastructure, advanced manufacturing, high-speed railways, semiconductors, while India has emerged as domain experts in information technology, data science, artificial intelligence, and the startup culture, IIT KGP Director P P Chakrabarti said.

This proposed idea will help to collaborate work culture of India and Japan, which have their unique styles of management and leadership, he said.

The MoU signed between both involves joint academic and business activities including events to promote education, internships, and employment for students.

These activities, spearheaded by IIT KGP, will be open to other engineering institutions for participation.

Deputy Director of IIT KGP S K Bhattacharyya said: “Japan’s expertise in this area along with sensor technologies will be extremely beneficial in offering short courses jointly by IIT Kharagpur and Japanese organizations.”


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