12th June, 2012. Shinichi Yamanaka, Counsellor, and Katsuya Tamaki, Second Secretary, Embassy of Japan visited Waljat College of Applied Sciences (WCAS) on May 26 under the auspices of the newly launched College Out Reach Programme (CORP).
The programme aims to provide a forum to students to share their concern for society, provide information and knowledge about vital issues of health, safety and environment protection to others, organise visits to other institutions and colleges for purpose of mutual benefit and invite experts to understand opportunities for higher studies and research.
Yamanaka shared his views on different areas including initiating relationship between the college and different Universities in Japan.
He informed about different programmes offered by the 765 Japanese Universities and its link and application time frame.
He brought to the notice of the audience that at present 1,48,000 students from different nationalities are studying in Japan in different Universities and this number would cross 300,000 by the year 2020.
Yamanaka spoke about the Japanese Scholarship programmme for postgraduate studies and two assured seats for Omani students.
The lecture was followed by Question and Answer session.
The Japanese counsellor explained the development of Japan as a technologically advanced nation, since opening up to the rest of the world.
He also informed that 1,48,000 students from different nationalities are presently studying in Japan at different Universities and this number is expected to cross 300,000 by 2020.
The premier Universities of Japan offer great research opportunities to bright and aspiring students and offer attractive scholarships.
The research student scholarship is approximately RO 680 per month and a free air ticket is given to selected students by the Government of Japan. This year the last date of applying to various universities is June 2.
The lecture was followed by question and answer session and thereafter a brief visit to the college facilities was organised.
The visiting officials had a meeting with Dr Mohan Varma, Dean WCAS and discussed the matters of mutual interest. Dr G P Mishra, Associate Professor in the Department of Management received the guests and proposed the vote of thanks.