The two-day Indo-Japanese Science summit marked its beginning today at the University of Mysuru. The theme of the summit is ‘Science and Technology : Future Challenges and Solutions (STFCS)’ and is the 7th Indian JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) international conference.
The summit was inaugurated at 10 am at Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar Auditorium, Senate Bhavan, University of Mysore. The summit has been organized by Indian JSPS Alumni Association along with the University of Mysore and Department of Nanotechnology, Visvesvaraya Technology University. The conference is being organized under the auspices of JSPS and also the centenary celebrations of the University of Mysore with the help of Indian JSPS Alumni Association.
JSPS was founded in the year 1930 with an aim to promote science in all the fields. This has also provided an opportunity for Indians as every year many Indians go to Japan under this programme. So, to boost the Indo-Japan relation in the fields of science and technology, IJAA was founded in the year 2006.
This conference also marks the 31st anniversary of the Indo-Japan Science and Technology cooperation. In this conference, experts from different universities of Japan will be participating – Toyo, Hokkaido, Ritsumeikan, Meiji, Kyoto, and Iwate. 25 Japanese universities will be putting up their stalls and showcasing their educational and research opportunities as a lot of universities from India and Japan are signing MoUs.
The Indo- Japan summit is led by two great nations along with global partners where they come together and showcase their knowledge. India and Japan have immense potential and they can strengthen their relation in the field of Science and Technology. This year, in the month of May, they collaborated in the field of Science and Technology. Not only this, India and Japan are also in collaboration on several other projects as well such as artificial intelligence, energy and ocean sciences. In these projects, there will also be an exchange of students. Both the governments have given a lot of importance to the field of Science and Technology.
The whole conference is divided in 12 technical sessions, equally divided in two days. The key note address for the first day was given by Prof. Ichiro Uyeda, Executive and Vice-President, Hokkaido University, Japan while the address for the second day will be given by Dr. Rakesh Kumar Sharma, Director, Defence Food Research Laboratory, Mysuru, India.