The Hindu Hitachi Scholarships for Technical Training in Japan

The Hindu-Hitachi Scholarships

Course(s) Offered: Engineering, Technology
Course level: Training (hands-on)
Provider: The Hindu Newspaper, Hitachi
Country to Study in: Japan

Scholarship Description
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:
  1. Candidates must be Indian Citizens
  2. Candidates should not have completed 30 years of age on 31-03-2016.
  3. Candidates should be in possession of the minimum Degree of B.E., or B.Sc. (Engg.) or its equivalent from any recognized University.
  4. 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.
  5. Those who were interviewed in previous years for the Scholarships need not apply again.
Eligible groups
Citizens of India ONLY

Participating Institutions
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

Sponsorship duration
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.]

Scholarship benefits
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.

Chennai859 and 860, Anna Salai, Chennai 600002
New Delhi3rd Floor, PTI Building, 4, Parliament Street, New Delhi 110001
KolkataLMJ Chambers, Ist Floor, 15C, Hemanta Basu Sarani, Kolkata 7000001
MumbaiKasturi Building, Jamshedji Tata Road, Mumbai 625020
TiruchirapalliChennai Bye Pass Road (NH-45), Senthanneerpuram, Tiruchirapalli 620004
Puducherry135, 1st Floor, Mission Street, Puducherry 605001
Hyderabad6-3-879 & 879B, Begumpet Public road, Hyderabad 500016
Vishakhapatnam50-19-9, T.P.T Colony, Seethammadhara, Vishakhapatanam 530013
Vijayawada55-1-4, 100 feet road, Industrial estate, Auto Nagar, Vijayawada 520007
Bangalore19&21, Bhagwan Mahaveer Road, (Infantry Road), Bangalore 560001
Mangalore23 09 655/1, Jeppu, Mangalore 575001
HubliKalburgi Katwe Identity Bannai Gida Stop, Green Garden, Gokul Road, Hubli 580030
KochiNH Bye Pass Road, Vytilla Junction Kochi 682019
ThiruvananthapuramTC No 36/1946(1), Airport Road, Vallakadavu, Thiruvananthapuram 695008
Kozhikode1st 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. And this support page.

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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