63 students and escort teachers of Kendriya Vidyalayas and Navodaya Vidyalayas on their way to Japan for an educational exposure visit

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Ministry of Education, Government of India in collaboration with Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), today reported a team of 63 students and teachers escorted to Japan for an educational exhibition visit to various places of importance: industrial organizations, museums, universities, research institutes, etc. to gather first-hand information and knowledge, which will help them and provide further guidance in their career. These young students are academic artists of Kendriya Vidyalayas and Navodaya Vidyalayas from grades 11-12, who aspire to their higher education in different subject areas. Students are very enthusiastic and motivated for this one-week visit to Japan from 9 July 2023 to 15 July 2023.

To develop the intellectual horizon and scientific exploration among young students, the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) with the Department of School Education AND Literacy, the Ministry of Education, and the Government of India have implemented Sakura Science High School Program under Sakura Science Program (SSP) since 2014. Students are invited under the program for short-term visits to Japan, giving them the ‘opportunity to experience Japan’s cutting-edge science and technology as well as its culture.

India first participated in the program in April 2016. So far 411 students along with 69 supervisors have visited Japan under this program. The latest batch visited Japan in November 2019. During the pandemic period, JST conducted online university visits.

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