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This Gurgaon-based University ensures students gain exposure to a global multicultural environment

Students from Apeejay Stya University interacted with Japanese expert on various aspects including the education system, culture, food and so on in Japan



In another series of student exchange programmes, Mr Kazuki Nishiyama from Japan recently visited Apeejay Stya University in Gurgaon, India, and held a face-to-face interaction with the students which witnessed enthusiastic and active participation from them. 

Earlier, during the COVID-induced lockdown period, Apeejay students were virtually interacting with their peers from universities in Japan, Philippines, Indonesia, Nepal. These sessions were organised in collaboration with a Japanese organisation “With the World”.

The coordinator of these programmes is Mr Kazuki Nishiyama. During the recently conducted interactive session, Mr Kazuki deliberated upon the various aspects of higher education in Japan from a socio-economic and cultural perspective. Also, he gave the idea about the types of universities, examinations, extracurricular activities and student life in his country.

The session was followed by questions from students including general education, religious practices, culture, food, economy, agriculture, and leadership, to which he responded effectively.

When asked about his visit to India, he expressed, “I visited Jaisalmer and the Taj Mahal apart from New Delhi. According to my observation, Indians are kind and modest. I enjoyed eating Indian food. It was a fantastic interactive session and a lot to take away from the students represented by the Schools of Education, School of Biosciences and School of Journalism and Mass Communication.”

At the same time, the faculty members from the School of Education Dr. Ananda Padhan, Dr. Vijay Kumar and Dr. Afiya Jamal also interacted and provided valuable inputs during the conversation.

Expressing his views, Dr Vijay Kumar, Associate Professor in School of Education and Coordinator of International Exchange Programme said, “Believing in Vasudhev Kutumbkam, our aim is to provide maximum exposure to our students in a global multicultural environment so that they can become good world citizens.”

Second-year student pursuing Integrated Biotechnology Charu Bansal shared, “We had a fantastic conversation with Mr Kazuki Nishiyama on the educational system. Additionally, he discussed the education system, tests, and extracurricular activities in Japan with us.”

Another student, Shivani of B. Tech CSE 3rd year said, “We had an interaction session with Kazuki Nishiyama. During the session, he talked about the culture, education system, and entertainment of Japan which made me acquire deep knowledge of another country. It was a wonderful experience.”

Divya is a Correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. She has a degree of Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication. She was a former sub-editor at News 24. Her passion for writing has always contributed to her professional and personal growth.