A team of 4 members from Tokyo Institute of Technology, a national university in Japan, visited
IIT Bombay on March 1, 2017. The institute ranks within 100 in the world and ranks 14 in Asian
University ranking. The main objectives of the visit was to promote co-operation between Tokyo
Institute of Technology and IIT Bombay for MoU agreements, conduct joint workshops proposed in the
areas of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science as a start to build relationship between the
institutions, become a pioneer to build relations for the various programmes, facilitate joint
supervision for PhD programme and Dual Degree – PhD. Student exchange programmes were discussed
and taken into due consideration to be executed at the earliest.
The Japan Institute Cooperation Agency is coming up with Innovative Asia Programme, which offers
scholarship for students pursuing Masters and PhD. The entire funding would be taken care by JICA.
They will focus on 12 Asian countries with opportunities to conduct research, enroll in masters
doctoral degree programs in Japan universities and intern in Japanese companies. 8 Japanese
universities will come on March 9, 2017 to promote the programme in IIT Bombay.