Japan offers help in setting up new IIT in Hyderabad

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Keen to enhance ties with India in the education sector, Japan has offered its assistance for setting up the proposed IIT in Hyderabad.

The offer was made when visiting Japanese Foreign Minister Masahiko Koumura met External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi on Tuesday.

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Koumura extended Japan's support to build a new IIT in Hyderabad, Press Secretary of Japan's Foreign Ministry Kazuo Kodama said here.

'We are willing to support the IIT by providing best of the technologies,' Kodama said.

He said both the leaders also emphasised the need to have more youth exchange programmes between the two countries.

Japan wants to strengthen the ties with India in the education sector, the top official said.

The Centre has decided to set up 30 Central universities, including 14 world-class universities, eight IITs, seven new IIMs, five new Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research and 20 new Indian Institutes of Information Technology.

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