Japanese Language Training Launched for KISS & Nursing Students under JR-IR Program


On the occasion of National Youth Day, KIIT School of Language & Literature (KSLL) spearheaded the empowerment of the young students of Kalinga Institute of Nursing Sciences (KINS) and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) through the launch of their joint batch for learning of Japanese language and culture as per the ongoing Japan Ready –Industry Ready (JR-IR) training program under the aegis of India- Japan bilateral agreement. As a first of its kind initiative, around 70 students from KINS & KISS will undergo 120 Hours of training from a native teacher Ms. Mami Kimura, an overseas volunteer of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

The inaugural session of the Japanese language training for students of KINS & KISS was graced by Prof (Dr.) Deepak Kumar Behera, Vice Chancellor, KISS Deemed to be University; Prof. (Dr.) Jnyana Ranjan Mohanty, Registrar, KIIT Deemed to be University and Prof. (Dr.) Beerendra Pandey, Dean, KIIT School of Language & Literature who blessed and encouraged the newly enrolled students on the career benefits of Japanese language learning.

The JR-IR training program for promoting the study of Japanese language & culture at KIIT was initiated in 2021 with the guidance of the Ministry of External Affairs and Embassy of Japan to cater the skill development and human resource requirements of both the countries. The JR-IR program intends to make students a Bilingual Technical Evangelist which will enable them to go to Japan or work in Japanese or Japan related organizations in India. On successful completion of the training programme, students will be awarded with certificates.

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