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The Hindu Hitachi Scholarships

In association with Hitachi Ltd, Tokyo, Japan, 'THE HINDU' - India's national newspaper awards three Scholarships for technical training in Japan.

Eligibility Conditions

Candidates, who must be Indian citizens, should not have completed 30 years of age on 31.03.2002 and should be in possession of the minimum Degree of BE, or BSc, (Engineering) or its equivalent from any recognised university. Candidates with at least one year's professional experience only need apply.


The Scholarships are tenable in Japan for principally six months. Trainees may have general training in two or more of the following product fields of Hitachi Limited:
  • Information & Telecommunication System
  • Display (Color display tubes or liquid crystal (TFT) displays)
  • Digital Media
  • Power & Industrial System
  • Industrial Components
  • Elevators & Escalators
  • Automotive Components
  • Air-conditioning Systems
  • Consumer (Home Appliance and Audio Visual) products of Hitachi, being subject to the convenience of each of Hitachi's establishments.

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 design and R & D activities of Hitachi.

The scholarships are for one academic year (9 to 12 months), and are administered by the British Council offices in Ottawa and in Britain

Financial support

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 travelling 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.

The Selection Committee will consider, in particular, the candidate's academic achievements, creative ability, leadership potential, employment record (if any), and interests outside their professional field.


Parents/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 Limited, or any, public authority in Japan or in case the selected candidates desire to discontinue their studies in Japan for any reason whatsoever during the period of their scholarships.

Applications are available with the Regional Hindu offices and for the further details follow the under mentioned contacts:

The Hindu
859 & 860, Anna Salai
Chennai - 600 002