IIT Bhubaneswar to Partner with Japan’s AOTS to Promote Technical Co-operation


The Japanese organisation would be establishing projects to bridge Japanese companies and students of IIT Bhubaneswar 

Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Bhubaneswar will partner with the Association for Overseas Technical Co-operation and Sustainable Partnerships (AOTS), a Japanese organisation for human resources development, to promote technical co-operation.

The AOTS is established under the Japanese Government’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and currently functions as their policy implementations organizations in the field of industry and HR development in developing countries. It also implements some self-sustainable-social business-based projects in co-operation with Japanese companies.

Commenting on the partnership, Prof RV Rajakumar, Director, IIT Bhubaneswar, said, “The partnership will have a strong focus towards professional development of students, the creation of multiple academic and business opportunities, including events to promote education, internships and employment for students.”

“The synergies are going to be greatly beneficial for both the nations for their new technological developments which will be of paramount importance. IIT Bhubaneswar would also explore collaboration in areas like robotics, augmented and virtual reality, energy climate change and other areas,” he added.

IIT Bhubaneswar, AOTS to sign MoU soon

A delegation of AOTS met heads of various departments of IIT Bhubaneswar on Wednesday for a final discussion on the collaboration. Memorandum of Understanding will soon be signed to start the project works.

The AOTS would be establishing projects to bridge Japanese companies and students of IIT Bhubaneswar through Japan desk, Japan week and Japan languages training.

In addition, there are plans for business to business, research to research and business and research bridging projects to serve IIT Bhubaneswar and Japanese companies.

(With inputs from TOI)