This program strives to develop practical global engineers by fully utilizing the overseas Jitsumu-Kunren internship system, credit transfer system, and joint degree program. The program will ascertain the level of accomplishments in research ability and English language ability through presentations on research results and TOEIC® examinations.
I spent five months on a Jitsumu-Kunren internship at the Indian Institute of Technology, which is located in Chennai city in the state of Tamil Nadu, South India. “India…this could be interesting” Based only on this sense of curiosity, I decided to spend five months of my life in India. Those five months were filled with amazement, and I’d like to share a portion of my experiences here. First, there was the price of things. Prices in India are low when compared with Japan. A movie ticket costs only about 250 yen. When I returned home to Japan, I suddenly felt that everything was expensive. Next, there was the food.I used to think that India only had curries and naans, but I found that there was a wide variety of delectable cuisine, such as Gobi Manchurian, which is fried cauliflower seasoned with a flavor reminiscent of Japan’s Ebi Chilli, or shrimp in chilli sauce. Then there is “Indian time”. As being punctual would only serve to confuse people, everyone shows up at the meeting place 30 minutes after the agreed time, and just take it easy from there. I felt that this was far less stressful than in Japan. While I’ve written quite a bit, the saying “seeing is believing” applies here. I hope that you will visit India and experience it first-hand for yourself.
When I was in my 4th undergraduate year at NUT, I participated in the Overseas Jitsumu-Kunren internship. During this internship, I conducted research over the course of six months at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) in Chennai city. As IITM is an internationally-renowned technical university, the diculty and quality of research was extremely high. However, the characteristic aability and kindness of the Indian people provided the strong support that enabled me to successfully complete my project. With regard to life in India, there were the delicious curries that represent Indian cuisine, as well as a varied and unique food culture. As a result, I was never bored with my meals. For sightseeing, there are over 30 world heritage sites in India, and there was nowhere near enough time to visit all the holy places and temples related to Buddhism and Hinduism. It was by chance that I was able to participate in this program, and the stimulating and fun daily life I experienced in India would not be possible in Japan. For those students who are reading this ? Wouldn’t you like to experience India for yourself?
This program seeks to develop practical and innovative global engineers who can lead and communicate with an understanding of diverse values.As a result, India is the optimal location for this program, with a culture and customs that are so vastly different from those of Japan. In addition, it provides NUT students with an ideal environment for improving their English language ability.