IITH – Japan Collaboration


IITH has a very unique collaboration with Japanese universities and industries. The FRIENDSHIP (Future Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad to Enhance Network Development with Scholarship) promotes mobility of students and faculty between IITH and well reputed Japanese Universities. “The Project for Future Researchers at IITH to Enhance Network Development with Scholarship of Japan” (FRIENDSHIP Project) was initiated from 2nd January 2011 for a period of 8 years till 31st March 2020. Under this program, IITH has signed MoU with more than 20 Japanese universities and identified several thrust areas for mutual collaboration. IITH has three very large projects with the leading Japanese universities and industry in ICT for disaster management, multimodal transportation and data science for agriculture.

History

Collaboration between IIT Hyderabad (IITH) and Japan started based on the commitment to initiate a working group for setting up a new IIT in August 2007 between then Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe and Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh. Following the policy decision, the Government of Japan established the IITH consortium of Japan in August 2009 as the umbrella organization of government, academia, and industry from Japan aiming at promoting collaboration with IITH.
Collaboration between IIT Hyderabad (IITH) and Japan started based on the commitment to initiate a working group for setting up a new IIT in August 2007 between then Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe and Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh. Following the policy decision, the Government of Japan established the IITH consortium of Japan in August 2009 as the umbrella organization of government, academia, and industry from Japan aiming at promoting collaboration with IITH.

Advisory Committee

Dr. Yoichiro Matsumoto
Dr. Yoichiro Matsumoto

Chair

Dr. Yuichirao Anzai
Dr. Yuichirao Anzai

Advisor

Dr. Toshifumi Ise
Dr. Toshifumi Ise

Environment & Energy

Dr. Jun Murai
Dr. Jun Murai

Digital Communications

Dr. Takahiro Ohno
Dr. Takahiro Ohno

Design & Manufacturing

Dr. Yasuhiko Arakawa
Dr. Yasuhiko Arakawa

Nanotechnology & Nanoscience

Dr. Yozo Fujino
Dr. Yozo Fujino

Civil & Urban engineering

Areas of Collaboration

    Nano Science & Technology

    Sustainable Development

    Next Generation Communications Systems

    Digital Manufacturing & Industry 4.0

    Energy and Environment

    Other Areas

    Faculty members from different departments are involved in the collaborative research in the aforementioned areas and offer several courses that cover various aspects of these topics. IITH has zeroed in on some specific topics from the broad umbrella of 5 collaborative research topics with Japanese universities that may redefine the research outxyz and learning atmosphere at IITH. Achieving leadership in the following areas will put IITH into the limelight and help attract highly talented faculty and students.

All these areas are very broad in its application and a several of faculty members from various departments are involved in executing a number of projects that fall under these thematic areas.

Consortium Universities

    University of Tokyo

    Keio University

    Kyoto University

    Kyushu University

    Nagoya University

    Hokkaido University

    Osaka University

    Ritsumeikan University

    Tohoku University

    Waseda University

    Shizuoka University

Study in Japan

Study in Japan

    Providing opportunities to study in Japan is one of the important aspects of the IITH-Japan Collaboration. These are various Japanese Government Scholarships to enhance such opportunities. The following websites can introduce some useful information to those who are interested in study in Japan. In addition a number of Japanese universities also have various scholarships

How to Apply

Applicants need to submit the following 5 documents to the following address via e-mail:
  1. Application Form of FRIENDSHIP scholarship with your signature
  2. List of Prospective Universities and Supervisors
  3. Attested copy of a grade transcript at IITH
  4. Photocopy of first page and last page page of applicant’s valid passport
  5. One digital photograph

Send to: friendship [at] jicaindiaoffice [dot] org

  • You can fill in 3 prospective universities, courses/programs (only in the field of Engineering/Science) and supervisors with your priority.
  • If applicants concentrate on same university, the number of scholarship recipients for the university can be limited. It is recommended that applicants should look into several universities.
  • The result of your application is notified individually from JICA directly to all applicants.

– Only for those who are requested –

  • Preliminary Interview at IITH
  • If necessary, applicants are required to contact your prospective supervisor or take an interview with them. The detail will be notified via e-mail according to the necessity.

– Only for successful applicants from STEP 1 and 2 –

  1. Successful applicants from STEP 1 and 2 are asked to submit Official Application Form of University to JICA. The details will be informed by e-mail. According to the request from university, examination and/o or interview may be required through the internet or by written/oral examination in Japan. If this is the case, travel expense, i.e. fight ticket, accommodation etc. are prepared and borne by JICA
  2. Simultaneously, Official Application Form for the JICA Training and Dialogue Program is to be filled in and submitted for official administration purpose. This form is shared with JICA and concerned Central Government body, i.e. Ministry of Education (MoE) and Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, which is nodal point of any Foreign Assistance.

After STEP 3, the official nomination of scholarship will be done after the certification of admission in the prospective university is issued.

* For detailed information about courses and universities, please contact admission office of each university.