Panasonic Scholarship Program– Enrollment begins!

Panasonic, the global leader in innovation and technology, now offers an opportunity to students with a scholarship program. Panasonic which has initiated successful scholarship programs in India since 2009, invites participants from across top 100 engineering colleges to the 2012 Panasonic Scholarship Program. Participants can enroll till March 31st 2011.

The Panasonic Scholarship Program was established in 1998 in commemoration of the company’s 80th anniversary as a way for the company to express its appreciation to society. Its aim is to provide scholarship opportunities to privately financed students from Asian countries who wish to pursue a master’s course in Japan, to offer financial assistance to foster highly educated experts who can contribute to the development of their countries in the 21st century, and to promote mutual friendship between the home countries of the students and Japan.

The students should meet eligibility requirements of being an Indian citizen, must be graduates or pending graduates (in science/technology), and must have a desire to master the Japanese language for understanding Japanese culture. Further details on the program and application forms can be obtained from Panasonic India website ( or by visiting Panasonic stalls at the upcoming Japan Educational Seminar in New Delhi and Bangalore on January 28, 2011 and January 30, 2011 respectively.

On the occasion of this announcement, Mr. Daizo Ito, President, Panasonic India, said, “Panasonic has taken a step to partner societies across Asian countries to provide an opportunity to the privileged students to advance their talent and skill sets by providing them an opportunity to pursue higher studies in Japan.  We believe that promoting talent is the responsibility of every organisation and would play a vital role in the growth of economy and in the development of society. We have had an overwhelming response from the students every year. We are confident of promoting the best talent to best universities of Japan for further studies in the future as well.”

The students are selected on the basis of their academic results, GPA, TOEFL and extracurricular performance. After exhaustive online tests, group discussions and evaluations, the short listed candidates will be announced by 15th May. The short-listed candidates are then interviewed by top management Panasonic Global Group of Companies, distinguished professors, the President of the Panasonic Scholarship Inc. Japan, and a representative from the Embassy of Japan will interview and evaluate each finalist. The chosen three final candidates and will be entitled for a scholarship package from April 2012, as Panasonic Scholarship nominees. As part of the program, Panasonic shall support with 150,000 yen per month and tuition fee for the first year and for the subsequent two years, it will increase to 180,000 yen per month besides the tuition fee.

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