Indians are known for being good at mathematics. One reason for this may be the prevalence of memory exercises given to Indian children from the time they are three or four. When students prepare to enter school in India, they face a great deal of competition even to enter the first grade. The Indian educational system is very competitive and ranks students assiduously. Those who successfully compete with an eye to attend a university in India face very grueling national selection exams in order to gain admission to an engineering school. There are seven IIT (Indian Institute of Technology); wherein these top students endure rigorous training in high-level mathematics, the natural sciences, and computer technology. As a result of this training, analytical and computer-related research is a natural choice for many. Most of the top grade Indian students choose American Universities for their graduate studies. Creating employment opportunities for these young graduates in their chosen fields often poses challenges to the valued entrepreneurs. Whether they live within or outside of India, Indian IT professionals are global leaders in their field. The Indian government has been eager to tap the economic and human-resource potential of these IT professionals both domestically and abroad to advance the economic goals of the Indian government.
This month's guest is Dr. Chandan Ghosh. Dr. Ghosh taught Civil Engineering for 10 years at the well-respected Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, and is now engaged in advanced research in earthquake geotechnology at Ibaraki University. In the coffee hour of this month, he will discuss the educational culture in India vis-a-vis the Japanese system and issues related to India's supremacy in information technology.
Date: January 23 (Wed)
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Place: Tsukuba Information Center 3F
Guest: Dr. Chandan Ghosh
Contact: Chikako Ikeda, Ibaraki International Association Tsukuba Office (Tsukuba Information Center) Tel 0298-52-6789, Fax 0298-55-8294, email:www[at]info-tsukuba.org
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