Responding to the launch of the Centre, promoter-industrialist Vikram Kirloskar, Vice Chairman, Toyota Kirloskar Motors Pvt Limited, told, "I am very pleased to hear that IIMB is setting up the India-Japan Study Centre. Japan is investing in India in a big way, in transportation - not just in cars but also in the bullet train. It is the perfect time to start such a Study Centre."
Dual degree programmes will be offered with Hitotsubashi University and other universities in Japan, and customised electives and immersion programmes for exchange students of the partnering universities.
"The India-Japan Study Centre at IIMB can also provide a synergistic platform for mutually beneficial academic and inter-governmental initiatives to contribute to the shared ethos of the 'Resurgent Japan, Vibrant India' agenda," observed Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairperson, Board of Governors of IIMB, and Chairman, Biocon Ltd.
To become a knowledge centre of Japanese business history, business strategies, culture, and technology innovations
Focused studies on India-Japan collaborative projects
Promote collaborative research between partnering Japanese institutes, industry and Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
To host scholars from Japanese institutes of higher learning, practitioners from industry and policy makers
To disseminate the outcomes of academic research in the focused areas