Sakura Science Exchange Program

Promoting science and technology is a key engine to materialize a bright future of Asia and it is vitally important to enhance the exchange of youths in Asian countries and Japan who will play a crucial role in the field of science and technology. Nine students and one faculty member from Mangalam College of Engineering, Kottayam, Kerala were selected to represent India on the basis of their outstanding performance in academics. They were invited to Japan for two weeks to participate in a fully sponsored, special invitation program “Japan-Asia Youth Exchange Program in Science (Sakura Science Exchange Program)” which is promoted by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) with the aim of raising the interest of Asian youths towards the leading Japanese science and technologies at Japanese universities, research institutions and private companies. The fellowship will cover overseas airfare, programme implementation fees which includes accommodation, meals, travelling in Japan and travel insurance.

Offer letter Distribution Ceremony

Offer letter distribution ceremony was conducted in Mamam Maapillai Hall, Kottayam, Kerala, India on 1st August, 2018 by Mangalam Educational Society. Dr.J.M.Mathana, Principal, Mangalam College of Engineering welcome the gathering. Shri. Biju Varghese, Chairman, Mangalam College of Engineering introduced the Chief Guest Honorable. Lokanath Behara I.P.S Kerala State Police Chief & Director General of Police (DGP). Chief Guest appreciated the nine students and issued the offer letters received from Japan Science and Technology. During his speech he emphasized the importance of quality Education. The gathering consists of 1,500 students and parents. Dr.T.D.Subash, Profesor & Head, Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering introduced the selected students to the audience. Dr.Abraham Chettissery, Legal Advisor, Mangalam College of Engineering delivered the vote of thanks.The Management, Advisor, Principal and faculty members congratulate and appreciate the following students for their achievements. Nisha Mary Augustine (Civil), Vishnu Prasad (ECE), Agath Emmanuel (ECE), Arathy Soman (ECE), Gayathri Varma (ECE), Anal E S (EEE), Benjamin A Jacob (CSE), Karthika Nair (MECH) and Radhalekshmi (ECE).

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It is for the first time that our students go abroad as a part of youth cultural exchange program. It is a wonderful opportunity for our students to enjoy and understand different cultures and recognise the similarities.I hope that these competent students will play an important role in the future field of science and technology through the close collaboration of industry, academia and government by this short-term visit to Japan.

- Shri. Biju Varghese, Chairman, Mangalam College of Engineering

I am sure that our students will impress by the kindness of Japanese people, the cleanliness of the cities and the sophistication of the culture.

- Smt. Toshma Biju Varghese, Chairperson, Mangalam College of Engineering

I believe that it is the duty of our generation to nurture their talents. It is important for young people to take an interest in things, find a theme or area that they enjoy, and deeply engage with the topic once they find it. In other words, it is more important for them to study or research diverse areas of interest and broaden their perspectives than deciding on a specific topic and studying or researching it from a young age. By continuing these activities, they will definitely find their own topic and gain the enthusiasm to research it.

- Dr.Abraham Chettissery, Legal Advisor, Mangalam College of Engineering

Our daily lives are supported by the results of scientific research. No matter how advanced the technology, I believe that it originates from a spirit of inquiry towards deeper understanding of the workings of nature. Happy to announce that students from Mangalam College of Engineering were given the unique opportunity to not only visit state-of-the-art Japanese science and technology facilities and universities but also interact with outstanding scientists and Nobel Laureates.

- Dr.J.M.Mathana Principal, Mangalam College of Engineering
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