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GIT students selected for International Technical Training Programme on Fourth Industry Revolution

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Five students namely Mr. Anay Kulkarni (CSE), Mr. Amogh Huilgol (ME), Mr. Badrinath K. (E&E), Mr. Aditya Takkar (ME) and Mr. Samarth (MCA) of KLS Gogte Institute of Technology, Belagavi are selected for very prestigious Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) of Govt. of Japan sponsored International Technical Training Program on fourth Industry Revolution (Industry 4.0) under Japan-Asia Youth Exchange Program in Science (SAKURA Exchange Program in Science). This program will be held at the Information & Communication Engineering Department of Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan from 18th to 29th November 2018. These four students and Faculty Coordinator Prof. Swetha Indhudar Goudar are flying to Japan to attend this prestigious program.

Artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Big data and Robotics technologies are considered as key technologies for the fourth industrial revolution (Industry4.0), and thus, to create the awareness about industry 4.0 and to train the upcoming technocrats in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), Japan ministry of Science & Technology started this program. On behalf of Govt of Japan, Shibaura Institute of Technology is hosting this program.


Student teams of KLSGIT, Belagavi, Karanataka and IIT Guwahati are the only teams selected from India for this prestigious International Program. In this program, the participant will grasp how to effectively create new information and communication systems using these four technologies and how to implement the systems into the society, and finally will learn the research scheme to generate technological solutions.

The program is mainly divided into three activities, which are AgPBL, Tutorials and Observation tour of research laboratories. AgPBL stands for “Advanced” Global PBL (Problem Based Learning). PBL is a teaching method in which students create ideas to solve a given problem and evaluate the ideas in a group discussion manner. AgPBL includes two additional activities. Through the two additional activities, the students will learn how to clarify research issues and acquire practical skills. In this program, four tutorials with different topics and an observation tour in which participants visit two research laboratories are planned. Including Japan and Asian countries, student teams from 25 institutes are participating in this youth exchange program.

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