The Tokyo University has recently announced that it will offer scholarship to one Super 30 student to pursue higher studies in Japan. The announcement was made during a recent interaction between Super 30 students and a team of professors of the Japanese varsity.
According to Tokyo University officials, the varsity will offer full Scholarships for meritorious students to join different interdisciplinary courses and will encourage more students to join the university.
Super 30 is a Patna-based coaching institute set up by Mr Anand Kumar, which selects 30 meritorious candidates from economically backward sections of the society every year and provides coaching plus other facilities to prepare for the Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) or the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced (JEE Advanced), which is the entrance examination of the IITs. The facilities are provided without any fees being charged from them. It is a globally acclaimed institute. Since it was established in 2002, more than 300 students from the institute have cracked the IIT-JEE.
Many television channels of Japan have broadcast different programs on Super 30. Mr Kumar had earlier visited Tokyo University as well.
Several other higher education institutes in Japan have been taking diverse measures to attract students and researchers from India. To make education for Indian students more cost-effective in Japan, institutes in the country are offering Scholarships up to 100% to Indian students, according to reports. The government of Japan is also striving to enhance its academic ties with India, in a bid to woo more Indian students to pursue their higher studies in Japan. Through education fairs, representatives of various academic institutes of Japan are reaching out to Indian students, stressing on the educational opportunities available in their country.
Currently around 560 Indian students are studying in Japan and the country is making concerted efforts to expand the numbers. Other than educational and research opportunities, it is a popular destination for Indian students to pursue careers as well. A big advantage for Indian students to pursue education in Japanese institutes is that most of them have started offering courses in English, so that the language barrier does not come in the way of the students' decision to think beyond the traditionally favored options of foreign education such as the United States (US), United Kingdom (UK), etc.
Source: The Hindu