A Memorandum Of Understanding between AISAT and ‘Alumni Society of Association for Overseas Technical Scholarships’, Tokyo (shortly known as ASA- Kerala) has been signed on 14th March 2014 at their office at Nippon Kerala Centre, Kinfra Hi-tech Park, Kalamassery in the presence of the Japanese Amabassador to India, His Excellency Mr. Takeshi YAGI who was the chief guest for the programme.
The delegation from AISAT included all the IMC members and a batch of thirty selected students. Mr Jimmy Joseph, President, ASA Kerala welcomed the gathering. The inauguration and the naming ceremony of the NISHIMURA hall were done by the Ambassador. Then the MOU was established between AISAT and ASA. It was exchanged between Rev. Dr. Clement Valluvassery, Manager, AISAT and Mr Jimmy Joseph. The vote of thanks was proposed by Mr E.V John, Secretary, ASA Kerala.
This MoU was signed to promote the professional and academic interactions and hence to effectively share the facilities and expertise for improving the capabilities for advanced education and research in engineering and technology.
As a first leap to this association, a seminar was organised by ASA-Kerala for AISAT students after the inaugural ceremony. The seminar continued for the second session after lunch. The resource person Mr. Babu Nedungelil presented two Japanese management techniques “5S and KAIZEN” which will lead to attain the dream combination for success by increasing the quality and productivity at reduced costs. The seminar explored the possibilities of using the 5S principles and Kaizen methods for continual incremental improvement of the students and to follow these techniques in their daily life. It was a very fruitful and informative session. The program was concluded at 3. 30 p. m. in the evening.