Dispatch of a Government Mission on the Cooperation to Establish a new Indian Institute of Technology in Hyderabad
January 19, 2009
- A government mission headed by Mr. Seiji Kojima, Ambassador in charge
of Science and Technology Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan,
will be dispatched to India from January 21 (Wed) to 22 (Thu) for a consultation
with the Government of India on Japanese-Indian cooperation to establish
a new Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Hyderabad.
- The consultation will be attended; on the Japanese side, by the officials
from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the Ministry of Education, Culture,
Sports, Science and Technology; the Japan International Cooperation Agency
(JICA); and the Japanese Embassy in India; and on the Indian side, by the
officials from the Ministry of Human Resource Development, the Ministry
of Finance, and the Ministry of External Affairs.
- In this consultation, based on the Japan-India Summit Meeting last October, where the two leaders confirmed that they would cooperate in establishing a new IIT in Hyderabad, the participants are expected to discuss the modality of cooperation between Japan and India.