Nihongo Bashi, RSST to jointly set up Center of Excellence in Japanese education in Bangalore

April 14, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
Nihongo Bashi (, a Singapore based leading provider of Japanese education services, and the Rashtriya Sikshana Samithi Trust (RSST), one of the foremost providers of quality education in Karnataka, India will jointly set up a Center of Excellence in Japanese education within the RSST in Bangalore, India’s Silicon Valley. The Center of Excellence will roll out specialised educational courses to meet the rising demand for multi-skilled, bi-lingual professionals owing to strengthening economic/business relations between India and Japan.

The two organisations affirmed this partnership by signing a Memorandum of Understanding in the presence of Mr.Chan Soo Sen, Hon’ble Minister of State for Education, Government of Singapore at the Connecting India - Asia Pacific Business Summit', being held here on April 12-13, 2006. The event is being organized by the Singapore India Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SICCI).

This tie-up is particularly significant since it is the first major cooperation treaty in the education services sector between a Singapore and Indian organisation since the two countries signed the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) last year.

One of the first initiatives of the Center of Excellence will be the “Post Graduate Diploma in Japanese Management”, a one-year full-time program that combines best of the technical aspects of Japanese management as well as business communication skills critical to success in the exciting Japan-India sector. The first intake for this program will commence in the Fall of 2006, with plans afoot to introduce multiple intakes in a year. The program is also open for students from Singapore and will have a joint investment of S$ 8 Million over the next 5 years.

“This one year program will produce future leaders with the requisite technical skills who will be able to communicate seamlessly and effectively with customers just like their counterparts in the US do today,” says Karthik Tirupathi, President of Nihongo Bashi. “We are committed to creating a skilled workforce that is ready to take on the wonderful opportunities and unique challenges presented by the rapid growth of economic cooperation between India & East Asia, and in particular, Japan. We are excited to be partnering with RSST, a legendary organisation with a sparkling reputation for providing quality education and nurturing intellectuals and future leaders through its 23 institutions. With the complementary value propositions that we offer, we expect the Center of Excellence to nurture top notch talent capable of assuming leadership positions in the organisations and societies they serve. This program will feature eminent adjunct faculty from Japan in the fields of economics, business and finance and will also focus on BJT or Business Japanese Test formerly known as JETRO test for language proficiency skills”

“Our partnership with Nihongo Bashi, which has established itself as a leader in Japanese education in India in an extremely short span, reflects our commitment to offer quality education programs that provide tremendous value to our students as well as the corporate bodies that recruit our alumni. We are constantly striving to enhance our programs to deliver a workforce that is prepared for current and emerging opportunities. Partnering with Nihongo Bashi to introduce this Center of Excellence was only logical, considering the exciting career prospects opening up for professionals with skills in Japanese management, language and culture,” says Mr. Panduranga Setty, President RSST.

About Nihongo Bashi
Singapore-headquartered Nihongo Bashi is a linguistic solutions provider, offering education & training services focused on Japanese language, management, culture and etiquette, and translation & interpretation services in all the major Asian languages including Japanese, Korean and Chinese. The company’s mission is to ““Increase India's market readiness for expected faster growth in economic ties with East Asia".

Educational services are designed to equip professionals with a proficiency in the Japanese language and prepare them to live and work in Japan. A leader in Japanese education in India, the company has successfully rolled out its Academic Japanisation Program in association with leading IT companies and academic institutions. Students from 25 educational institutions across Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai and Coimbatore have found lucrative career options after undergoing the various Academic Japanisation Programs conducted by Nihongo Bashi.

Nihongo Bashi also provides translation & interpretation services in all the major Asian languages and across various domains including engineering, management, manufacturing, finance, to name just a few. With offshore facilities, Nihongo Bashi offers a global delivery model for companies in need of a cost-effective translation service with a fast turnaround time without worrying about the quality and reliability of the translations.

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About RV Group of Educational Institutions, Bangalore, India

The group with its heritage of over 50 years running educational Institutions, having started in 1940 from Bangalore offering education from Kindergarten to Post graduation in Engineering & Technology, Dental sciences, Management, teachers training, nursing and physiotherapy with a strength of over 17000 students, is catering to the quality educational needs relevant to the day. The institutions have been accredited by National accredited bodies. The group is respected and has become a household name. The group is continually upgrading itself in every area of infrastructure and academics with collaborative agreements and arrangements with multinationals and well known Universities from USA and Germany. The effect of sincerity in its effort has been the respect by multinationals in ensuring high level of placements for its students and repeats. The Institution is looking for opportunities in areas related to Value education, new relevant courses like Yoga, Travel & tourism, Hospitality sector, Nursing, Construction management, Executive developments, real time technologies and Art management by networking with Singapore Institutions and involving professional bodies and associations.

With its commitment, the Institution is already signing its MOU with the well-known Japanisation service provider, Nihongo Bashi of Singapore so that the opportunities can be given for students from India, Singapore or any of the Asian countries to take part in such programs. The signing of this MOU will become a trendsetter and lead to establishing global standards to alleviate the resource crunch the world is facing. Finally it will lead to a great expansion of the job market for professionally trained youth, which will definitely improve the standards of living comparable to the openings provided by the software industry in India.

RSST boasts of alumni comprising a large galaxy of intellectuals, engineers, administrators, public servants, entrepreneurs, doctors, professionals, sportspersons, scientists, teachers and researchers.

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