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Farook College Students Selected for Sakura Science Exchange Programme in Japan

Reported on: 2023-08-16

Introduction: The Sakura Science Exchange Programme, a prestigious initiative spearheaded by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), aims to foster international collaboration in the realms of science, technology, and research. This programme facilitates the exchange of knowledge, ideas, and cultural experiences among students, researchers, and professionals from diverse countries. Farook College has been granted a unique opportunity to send nine (7 from Farook College) exceptional students and one faculty member to participate in this year's programme, showcasing the institution's commitment to academic excellence and global engagement.

Programme Details: The Sakura Science Exchange Programme is designed to facilitate meaningful interactions between participants from various countries and leading scientists in Japan. This year's programme is scheduled to take place from August 18th to August 29th, 2023. The participating Farook College students hail from diverse departments, including Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Botany, and Zoology. The programme will include an array of activities such as lectures, laboratory visits, research projects, and cultural exchange events. These endeavors will provide participants with invaluable insights into cutting-edge scientific advancements and Japanese culture.

Participants: The Farook College delegation comprises a dynamic group of students and a dedicated faculty member:

  1. Naseef Mohammed  (Asst. Professor, P.G. And Research Dept. of Physics, Farook College)
  2. Shada Fathima  (Computer Science, Farook College)
  3. Shahana K.C. (Physics, Farook College)
  4. Jalila Soujath (Zoology, Farook College)
  5. Fathima Shifana (Chemistry, Farook College)
  6. Pranav Prashath (Chemistry, Farook College)
  7. Ismail Najeeb Mundambra (Computer Science, Farook College)
  8. Gopika Kaniyarakkal Meethal (University of Calicut- Integrated Chemistry)
  9. Avani Vidyadharan (University of Calicut- Integrated Chemistry)
  10. Neha Fathima Ameen (JDT Islam College of Arts And Science)

Significance and Contributions: Farook College's participation in the Sakura Science Exchange Programme demonstrates the institution's dedication to fostering international relationships and promoting academic excellence. This endeavor provides students with a unique opportunity to engage with renowned Japanese scientists, explore cutting-edge laboratories, and collaborate on research projects with global peers. The cultural exchange events further enhance their understanding of Japan's rich heritage and contribute to their personal growth as well-rounded individuals.

Financial Support: It is noteworthy that the total proposed cost of this endeavor, amounting to 18.3 lakhs, is fully funded by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). This financial support underscores the value and recognition bestowed upon Farook College and its students, allowing them to participate without financial constraints.

Conclusion: Farook College's participation in the Sakura Science Exchange Programme is a remarkable achievement that highlights the institution's commitment to providing students with world-class opportunities for academic and personal growth. The collaborative efforts of the faculty and students from various departments showcase the institution's versatility and dedication to promoting scientific knowledge exchange and cultural understanding on a global stage. This programme undoubtedly contributes to shaping the future of these students as they become ambassadors of knowledge and collaboration in their respective fields.