With this, Japan ensures that the education system has standard unchanged theoretical knowledge and continuously changing practical skills. This help in quick adaptability of the students towards the ever-changing work with knowledge gaining paradigm. This kind of education promotes a promising and healthy society functioning in a rational manner, he said, adding institutions such as Nitte have the wherewithal to do so.
Referring to the Asia specific project – Sakura Science Plan introduced by his government back home in Japan in 2015, Ikenoue said this plan invites young researchers from Asian countries to visit Japan to have first-hand exposure to advanced technology and research undertaken there. “It is a matter of pride that 37 members from Nitte have visited us under this programme and four are graduating at the day’s convocation,” he noted.
N Vinaya Hegde, chancellor of Nitte who presided conferred DSc (Honoris Causa) to Dr Kandavara Narayan Shetty, cardiologist, and Vinod K Dasari, CEO and MD, Ashok Leyland on this occasion. In all, 852 students were be awarded degree certificates. A total of 17 gold medals including 10 Nitte (Deemed to be University) gold medals and seven endowment gold medals, merit certificates were also awarded at the convocation.