Joint industry-academia-government session at career fair
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad, Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will co-host the fourth edition of the JAPAN DAY job fair on September 24 and 25.
Thirteen Japanese companies, including start-ups, SMEs and large corporates, will take part in the virtual event to promote their businesses/cutting-edge technologies to attract students from IIT Hyderabad.
An industry-academia-government session is scheduled to be held on Day I to help establish a long-lasting relationship between IIT Hyderabad laboratories and Japanese companies that can look to acquire ideal talent based on research collaborative projects.
JAPAN DAY is an interactive opportunity between IIT Hyderabad and Japanese companies and a survey conducted at the 2020 event had shown that more than half the participating companies were interested in future collaborative research with IIT Hyderabad.
JETRO has been conducting JAPAN DAY at IIT Hyderabad since 2018 based on a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) on a Japan-India digital partnership signed between the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, India.
Ten Japanese companies, mostly large corporations, joined the event in 2018, and 5 Japanese companies, mainly start-ups, joined in 2019.
The first-ever online edition of JAPAN DAY in 2020 saw an overwhelming response with the number of participating companies going up to 20. More than half were start-ups aiming to recruit top Indian talents to develop their technologies and products to compete in the global market.
“Japanese business interest in India is steadily increasing even under the COVID-19 situation. India has one of the youngest population in the world gifted in math and IT technology. Besides, they have effective communication skills and are open to cultural diversity. Japan should involve such mindsets so that we can be succeeded in global businesses,” said Takashi Suzuki, director general of JETRO Bengaluru.
IIT Hyderabad director B.S. Murty thanked all participating organisations. “The strong collaboration of IIT Hyderabad with Japan has made Japan one of the most preferred countries for our students to study or work abroad. JAPAN DAY is a unique and important event that greatly helps our students to develop an understanding and confidence about the job, work culture, life, and carrier path in Japan. Many Japanese companies will also get exposure to the excellence and potential of IIT Hyderabad students through the active interaction with them on JAPAN DAY.”