In association with Hitachi Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, THE HINDU invites applications for Scholarship for technical training in JAPAN. The number of Scholarships will be three.


Candidates who must be Indian Citizens, should not have completed 30 years of age on 31.03.2011 and should be in possession of the minimum Degree of B.E., or B.Sc.,(Engg.) or its equivalent from any recognized university. Candidates who have already had practical experience in the branches for which training is proposed to be given, will be given preference. Candidates with at least one years professional experience need apply. Those who were interviewed with previous years for the Scholarships need not apply again.


The Scholarships are tenable in Japan for principally six months commencing about July 2011. Trainees may have general training in one of the following product fields of Hitachi Ltd., (Hitachi) for Example (1) Industrial Systems (2) Transportation Systems (3) Power Systems (4) Information and Telecimmunication Systems being subject to the convenience of each of Hitachis establishments. During the training, there will be special emphasis on environment-related and energy-saving technologies. 3. Trainees shall be, during their training,under the supervision and direction of Hitachi, which has full discretion on scope,mode,duration and place of establishment of their training.Training will not be available in the R&D activities of Hitachi.They will be subject to the rules and regulations and the discipline of the establishment to which they are posted. 4. Selected trainees will be provided with return Economy Class air passage.Arrangements will also be made for free Boarding and Lodging for trainees in Japan, and to defray all expenses for traveling in Japan which may be considered necessary for their training. In addition, each trainee will be paid a monthly fixed allowance to cover his personal expenses. 5. Parents or guardians of selected candidates shall guarantee their good conduct and shall undertake to pay for their repatriation should their conduct be found unsatisfactory by Hitachi Ltd., or any, public authority in Japan or in case the selected candidates desire to discontinue their studies in Japan for any reason whatsover during the period of their scholarships.


Applications should be made in duplicate in the forms available on payments of Rs.5 from offices of The Hindu given below THE HINDU, 859 & 560 Anna Salai , Chennai - 600 002, or the Branch offices of THE HINDU. Completed forms should reach THE HINDU, 859 & 860 Anna Salai, Chennai - 600 002, Superscribed THE HINDU - HITACHI TRAINING SCHEME, before December 31, 2010
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