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  • For IJSC, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) is the counterpart agency of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India.

  • India Japan Science Council is working for last 14 years and has so far been a very effective vehicle of S&T cooperation between the two countries.

  • It has further promoted and strengthened closer ties between Indian and Japanese scientific communities through joint programmes such as research projects, seminars, visits of scientists, RONPAKU Fellowships and Asia Academic Seminars. Priority areas under this programme are the following :

    1. Molecular Structure, Dynamics and Molecular Materials, including Supramolecular Science.

    2. Advanced Materials, including Polymers and Nano-materials

    3. Modern Biology and Biotechnology

    4. Manufacturing Sciences

    5. Astronomy & Astrophysics

    6. Surface and Interface Sciences

India-Japan Science Council Meetings

So far 16 meetings were held. The recent meetings were held as follows:

  • Eighth India-Japan Science Council was held in Tokyo on 28 January, 2005.

  • Ninth India-Japan Science Council Meeting was held in Bangalore on 10-11 March 2006.

  • Tenth India-Japan Science Council Meeting was held in Tokyo on 5-6 March, 2007.

  • Eleventh India-Japan Science Council was held in Delhi on 28-29 January, 2008.

  • Twelfth India-Japan Science Council was held in Yokohama on 20-22 January, 2009.

  • Thirteenth India-Japan Science Council was held in Hyderabad on 15 March, 2010.

  • Fourteenth India-Japan Science Council was held in Tokyo on 15 February, 2011.

  • Fifteenth India-Japan Science Council was held in Kolkata on 17 March 2012.

  • Sixteenth India-Japan Science Council was held in Tokyo on 17 March 2013.

Core University Program

Under the core university program a joint research program has been initiated between DST and JSPS with KEK, Tsukuba & RRCAT, Indore as participating core universities in the field of accelerator science. The duration of the project is three years (2006-2009).

ASIAHORCs

The 2nd meeting of 'Asian Heads of Research councils (ASISHORCs) Meeting was held in Tokyo (organized by JSPS) 26-29 November. Dr. Tej P. Singh, distinguished DBT Biologist and scientist from the AIIMS represented the DST. The 3rd meeting will be held in Korea in 2009 and the 4th ASIAHORC meeting will be held in India.