University of Tokyo opens Bangalore office

There are just 35 Indian students studying at the University of Tokyo, but the university authorities intend to drastically increase the number soon, reports the Deccan Herald. Last Monday, the university opened an India office in Bangalore to engage students, academics, businesses and others on educational opportunities in Japan.

Addressing a press conference Akihiko Tanaka, the vice president of the University of Tokyo, said: “We are totally unsatisfied with the number of Indians studying in our universities at present. We would like to increase that number rapidly.”

The India office will also act as liaison to 13 Japanese universities and will provide comprehensive information, including enrolment seminars and entrance examinations. At present, there are about 500 Indians enrolled in different universities in Japan.
Full report on the Deccan Herald site