IIT Hyderabad celebrates Japan Day 2019 jointly with JICA and JETRO


Hyderabad: Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad celebrated Japan Day 2019 in association with Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and Japan International Cooperation Agency to provide career opportunities in Japan for IIT Hyderabad (IITH) graduates.

Around seven Japanese companies including HR Agencies and engineering companies attended the event and made company presentations on Saturday (14th September 2019). Further, a Networking Session was also organized on Sunday (15th September 2019) for companies / Startups and students interested in working in Japan.

Japanese firms are keen to recruit Indian talent and IIT Hyderabad has extensive collaborations with Japanese educational institutions, industries and business firms. The Japan Day celebrations began last year with this being the second edition.

Addressing the Japan Day 2019 celebrations, Prof. B.S. Murty, Director, IIT Hyderabad, fondly remembered his stay in Japan as a post-doctoral scholar. He mentioned his high regards for the people of Japan for their respect towards others. He also urged all the students to visit Japan atleast once in their career.

The event also featured sessions in which IIT Hyderabad Alumni students who have been working in Japan shared their work experience in Japan with current students.

Dr. MP Ganesh, Associate Professor, Department of Liberal Arts, IIT Hyderabad, delivered the welcome address and spoke about the longstanding strong ties between IIT Hyderabad and Japan. He also thanked JICA for its continuous support to the Institute.

Elaborating on career opportunities in Japan for IIT Hyderabad students, Dr. Pradeep Kumar Yemula, Faculty-in-Charge of Placements and Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Hyderabad, said, “Happy to host Japan day -2019 for second time at IITH. In the previous academic year, we had 17 International job offers from Japan, this year we are targeting 25+ offers”

The Japanese companies that participated in Japan Day 2019 include:

1. Spiral (Startup)

2. DG Takano (Startup)

3. Axion Research (Startup)

4. NTT-AT (Corporate)

5. Toshiba Memory (Corporate)

6. En World Hyderabad (HR Companies)

7. Enrisson (HR Companies)

JETRO or the Japan External Trade Organization, is a government-related organization that works to promote mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world. Originally established in 1958 to promote Japanese exports abroad, JETRO’s core focus in the 21st century has shifted towards promoting foreign direct investment into Japan and helping small to medium size Japanese firms maximize their global export potential.

Established, by a specific law, as an independent administrative institution under the Government of Japan, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) aims to contribute to the promotion of international cooperation, as a sole Japanese government agency in charge of ODA implementation. JICA is the world’s largest bilateral donor agency. JICA works as a bridge between Japan and emerging countries, and provides assistance in forms of loan, grant and technical cooperation so that the emerging countries can strengthen their capabilities.