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Application Call Industrial Visit Opportunity for KU students

isms | 26 July, 2018 13:32

Application Call

Industrial Visit Opportunity for KU students to Sake Industry in Japan

DoEEE- Funaki Farming Association Cooperation

Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, School of Engineering, Kathmandu University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Funaki Farming Association, Hyogo, Japan on 9th July 2018 to provide students of DoEEE an opportunity to visit Sake Industry and Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan.

During the visit, the students will observe the mechanism including the control systems of the Sake brewing systems starting from mechanized rice harvesting. The visit is expected to demonstrate the concept of quality control which is essential for products that comply with the international standards. This program including a visit of top level university in Japan will provide opportunity to sense the cutting edge technology.

Program for 2018:

Date and Duration: October, 2018, approximately two weeks

No. of participating students: 2-3

Location: Hyogo, Japan

Major activities:

·           Total process of “Sake” industry: from rice harvest, huller, polishing, to the traditional sake brewing process that is done using dedicated machinery.

·           Intercultural interaction with a primary school students giving opportunity to introduce each other’s culture.

·          Visit to Kwansei Gakuin University to understand education system in Nepal and Japan, interaction with specific research group to discuss research activities related to radio wave communication technology.

Logistic Support:

·           Accommodation, food and local transportation will be supported by Funaki Farming Association in coordination with the escorting staffs.

·           International travel (airfare), visa fees and other expenses will be the responsibility of the participating student.

Escorting Staff(s):

·           Ippei Kashiwagi (visiting faculty, DoEEE) 


·            Applicant must be the student of THIRD year or FOURTH year studying undergraduate in engineering at DoEEE (those who have just appeared in final exam but have not graduated are also eligible).

Application process and Screening:


·            Eligible applicants should email to mpp@ku.edu.np with:


1. Motivation letter explaining why you want to participate in this program.

2. Self declaration stating the travel is suitable (not objectionable) with your academic schedule and you can support your airfare expenses.

3. CV

4. Summary of your academic performances till now (grades)


Incomplete application will not be processed


·            Screening: Document evaluation and interview. Short-listed applicants for interview will be notified


·            Application Deadline: 1st August 2018

 Other Information:


·            Accommodation and food will be arranged in home stays.

·            Kathmandu University and Japanese Industry will assist and facilitate in VISA processing but visa processing will be responsibility of individual participants.

·            The program will go on only if visit permit (VISA) is granted.


*NOTE: The decision of selection committee will be final regarding the short-listing and final recipients. Selection will be made on the basis of relevant academic achievement motivation.


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