Course(s) Offered: Engineering, Technology
Course level: Training (hands-on)
Provider: The Hindu Newspaper, Hitachi
Country to Study in: Japan
Since 1959, The Hindu Newspaper (based in Chennai, India) in collaboration with Hitachi Ltd, Tokyo Japan has offered the Hindu Hitachi Scholarships (HHS) for providing exposure to Indian Engineers to advance Japanese technology and committed work culture.
Each year the HINDU Newspaper invites applications from engineers who have a minimum of one year experience and are willing to pursue training in one of the areas provided by Hitachi in Japan. The Training is offered in the 4-7 fields each year by Hitachi.
THE HINDU, in association with Hitachi Ltd., invites applications for scholarships for technical training in Japan under the The Hindu-Hitachi Scholarships. The students who must have completed engineering in India have an opportunity to apply. This is a career based opportunity.
The terms and conditions are as follows:
- Candidates must be Indian Citizens
- Candidates should not have completed 30 years of age on 31-03-2016.
- Candidates should be in possession of the minimum Degree of B.E., or B.Sc. (Engg.) or its equivalent from any recognized University.
- Candidates who have already had practical experience in the branches for which training is proposed to be given, will be given preference. Candidates with at least one year’s professional experience need apply.
- Those who were interviewed in previous years for the Scholarships need not apply again.
Citizens of India ONLY
Hitachi Ltd, Tokyo, Japan.
[Hitachi has many factories, offices and research centers all over Japan]
Fields of study
At their training places, trainees get hands-on-training on heavy machinery/ Japanese global business operations / production and assembly basics/ and many aspects of industry. Training has been focused on the following areas (may be updated each year): (1) Industrial, Transportation and Urban Development Systems. (2) Information and Telecommunication Systems. (3) Power Systems.
Areas of training are subject to the convenience of each of Hitachi’s establishments. During the training, there will be special emphasis on environment-related and energy-saving technologies.
Trainees shall be during their training, under the supervision and direction of Hitachi, which has full discretion on scope, mode, duration and place of establishment of their training. Training will not be available in the R&D activities of Hitachi. They will be subject to the rules and regulations and the discipline of the establishment to which they are posted.
Number of awards
Only 2-3 Engineers are selected each year from all over India
The scholarships are tenable in Japan for principally six months commencing about July. The training lasts for about 6 months from July to December including a 40 days orientation program at one of the AOTS Kenshu centers [AOTS is an intermediary body which holds orientation programs for all foreign trainees coming to Japan for technical training especially from South East Asia and South America.]
Selected trainees will be provided with return Economy Class air passage. Arrangements will also be made for free Boarding and Lodging for trainees in Japan and to defray all expenses for travelling in Japan which may be considered necessary for their training. In addition, each trainee will be paid a monthly fixed allowance to cover his personal expenses.
Method of Application
To apply, obtain application forms from the HINDU offices listed below at the cost of 5 rupees. Fill the application form along with your details and send the application to the correspondence address.
|Chennai||859 and 860, Anna Salai, Chennai 600002|
|New Delhi||3rd Floor, PTI Building, 4, Parliament Street, New Delhi 110001|
|Kolkata||LMJ Chambers, Ist Floor, 15C, Hemanta Basu Sarani, Kolkata 7000001|
|Mumbai||Kasturi Building, Jamshedji Tata Road, Mumbai 625020|
|Tiruchirapalli||Chennai Bye Pass Road (NH-45), Senthanneerpuram, Tiruchirapalli 620004|
|Puducherry||135, 1st Floor, Mission Street, Puducherry 605001|
|Hyderabad||6-3-879 & 879B, Begumpet Public road, Hyderabad 500016|
|Vishakhapatnam||50-19-9, T.P.T Colony, Seethammadhara, Vishakhapatanam 530013|
|Vijayawada||55-1-4, 100 feet road, Industrial estate, Auto Nagar, Vijayawada 520007|
|Bangalore||19&21, Bhagwan Mahaveer Road, (Infantry Road), Bangalore 560001|
|Mangalore||23 09 655/1, Jeppu, Mangalore 575001|
|Hubli||Kalburgi Katwe Identity Bannai Gida Stop, Green Garden, Gokul Road, Hubli 580030|
|Kochi||NH Bye Pass Road, Vytilla Junction Kochi 682019|
|Thiruvananthapuram||TC No 36/1946(1), Airport Road, Vallakadavu, Thiruvananthapuram 695008|
|Kozhikode||1st Floor ‘Shazz’, Near Saradha Hospital, Kannur Road, Kozhikode 673006|
From the pool of applicants, HINDU will choose the best of candidates and call for an interview. After the interview the final selection will be made based on the performance in the interview. Selected candidates will then be informed.
Applicants can utilize the many available resources over the internet to know more about the Scholarships. Few of the important information sources can be found on Wikipedia's page on Hindu Hitachi Scholarship. See more on Wikipedia.
It is also important to visit the official Hindu website (link to it is below).
The last date for your application to be received by in on the application form from The Hindu. Apply before the closing date on your application form.
Parents or Guardians of selected candidates shall guarantee their good conduct and shall undertake to pay for their repatriation should their conduct be found unsatisfactory by Hitachi Ltd., or any public authority in Japan or in case the selected candidates desire to discontinue their studies in Japan for any reason whatsoever during the period of their scholarship.
The Hindu-Hitachi Scholarships have played a keen role in strengthening Japan - India relations and has provided Indian engineers an opportunity to explore the Japanese world. It is one of the very few corporate initiatives which go such a long way to build and maintain relations between Japan and India.
The Hindu is an English-language Indian daily newspaper. Headquartered at Chennai, The Hindu was published weekly when it was launched in 1878, and started publishing daily in 1889. It is the second most circulated English-language newspaper in India
Hitachi, Ltd. is a Japanese multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. It is the parent company of the Hitachi Group and forms part of the DKB Group of companies. Hitachi is a highly diversified company that operates eleven business segments: Information & Telecommunication Systems, Social Infrastructure, High Functional Materials & Components, Financial Services, Power Systems, Electronic Systems & Equipment, Automotive Systems, Railway & Urban Systems, Digital Media & Consumer Products, Construction Machinery and Other Components & Systems.
Application Deadline: 31 December 2016
Open to International Students: No (ONLY Indians)
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