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Mombusho Scholars Association of India (MOSAI)

Mombusho Scholars Association of India (MOSAI)

All India Japanese Language
Speech Contest

Indian scholars who had been to Japan for higher study and research on Monbukagakusho Scholarships initially formed an alumni association. Subsequently its membership was extended to all Indians with higher study/research experience in Japan and in 1986, MOSAI was registered as a non-profit voluntary organisation under the Societies Registration Act of Delhi to promote Indo-Japan cooperation. Its membership is only open to those with at least one year of continuous study or research experience in Japan. Some members are specialists in the areas of Social Sciences, Science & Technology, Language, Literature, Public administration, etc. occupying important positions in universities, research institutions, industries and government.

The annual activities of MOSAI are:

Guidance to Indian students on graduate & postgraduate studies in Japan by its Higher Educational Counselling Cell, in cooperation with JASSO's organisation of Japan education fairs in New Delhi & Pune as well as entrance-tests for Japanese Universities (EJU).

Teaching of the Japanese language at the MOSAI Institute of Japanese Language in New Delhi to students and encouraging language learners in India by organising the All India Japanese language speech contest, which hosts regional contest winners from western (Pune), eastern (Kolkata), southern (Chennai) and northern (New Delhi) India. The well-known Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) of the Japan Foundation was also started in India by MOSAI and continues to be organised in New Delhi by MOSAI.

South Asian Federation of
Japanese Universities
Alumni Associations (SAFJUAA)

With encouragement, support and cooperation from the Government of Japan, its Embassy and Consulates, the Japan Foundation, Japan Student Services Organisation (JASSO), Associations of Japanese residents in India and others, MOSAI has emerged as a lead voluntary organisation specialising in the promotion of educational and academic cooperation between India and Japan. MOSAI is one of the active members of SAFJUAA. Its President received the Emperor of Japan's Medal of Honour and the Foreign Minister of Japan accorded commendation to the association.

The following URL may be visited for details of MOSAI activities: