Dr. Digambar Pawar, Associate Professor at the School of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Hyderabad was invited by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Tokyo, Japan under a Sakura Science Plan (SSP) which was designed to get Asian youth (Asian educators, officers, and administrators) exposed to Japan’s science and technology.

Under this SSP, 25 Indian delegates (from IISc, NITs, IIST, Central Universities, State Universities, few Pvt. Universities and DST) participated and shared their knowledge with Japanese researchers and technologists.

The SSP is a short-term invitational program launched in 2014 by JST, targeted at aspiring young researchers in Asia. The program aims to promote innovation in Asia by deepening participants’ knowledge of science and technology and encouraging the active exchange of ideas and opinions in a multi-lateral environment. The program’s goal is to nurture aspiring young scientists in Asia.

Dr. Digambar Pawar had useful interactions with other participants along with the visits and participation in the various scientific activities they organized.