The prestigious Japan Information Centre is scheduled to go live next month at Andhra University in Vizag. With several Japanese companies already existing in Andhra Pradesh and many more evincing interest, the Government of Andhra Pradesh has decided to set up a Japan Information Centre (JIC) at Andhra University.
The JIC is set for opening next month. The Centre has been established with the support of Japanese corporate giant Mitsubishi. Meanwhile, Andhra University will introduce a diploma course in Japanese by December, the syllabus for which has been prepared by faculty for Japan.
A lot of momentum has now picked for the most illustrious University from Andhra Pradesh. Several international universities have been coming forward to collaborate academically with AU, some of them being the Ludong University of of China. The globally acclaimed Ludong will associate itself in the areas of cross cultural exchange programs and academic inputs. Andhra University has also bagged the 8th spot among all Universities in India including State, Central and Deemed Universities.
A project to “Reposition Andhra University (AU) among top 50 in the World” has been conceived and instituted by the Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board, in association with the Higher Education Department.
JIC as the cultural and educational outreach office of the Consulate General of Japan will get the much needed international exposure and the possible academic traction to the university.