As part of the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youth Programme (JENESYS) started in the year 2007 by the then prime minister of Japan, Mr. H. E. Shinzo Abe, a group of around 250 students ofthe schools affiliated to CBSE from all over India are likely to visit Japan as per the following schedule accompanied by teachers (one teacher for every 15 students):

  • 1st batch of visit 18th November -25th November, 2012
  • 2nd batch of visit 25th November -5thDecember, 2012

The programme consists of:

  • Inviting East Asian youths to Japan,
  • Dispatching Japanese youths to East Asia and other exchange programmes.

The objective of the JENESYS programme is to establish a basis of Asia’s stalwart solidarity through
various exchange programmes. The programme is meant to deepen mutual understanding among
young people who will assume important roles in the next generation in respective countries.
CBSE proposes to nominate 250 students (125 boys and 125 girls) for the above cited programme.
The Principals of the schools affiliated to CBSE are requested to send entries of two students (one boy
and one girl) from their schools giving the required details for processing at this end.

Selection Criteria

The students must be in the age group of 14-18 years (studying in classes IX to XII). They must be physically fit to undertake field trips and tours in Japan. They must be mentally agile and be creative enough to interact with other students and participate in debates etc.

Being the representatives of the youth of our country they are expected to be highly disciplined upholding values of punctuality and adherence to rules and regulations. It is further emphasized that they should abstain from smoking and drinking.

The students so selected should have either applied for or should be holding a passport. Preference may be given to those schools from which students had not participated in the earlier JENESYS programme including students from SC/ST/OBC category. Preference may not be given to those students who have already visited abroad either in sponsored or private visit.

School may also nominate the names of secondary/Senior Secondary Teachers (50% being female teachers) to accompany for the programme.

Interested schools may register online by entering their user id (affiliation number) and password (same which they used for online registration for classes IX-XII. After login, requisite details given in the following annexures must be filled in:-

  • Annexure 1: Information list
  • Annexure 2: Consolidated information in respect of students nominated for “Japan East Asia Network of Exchange of Students and Youth Programme” 2012
  • Annexure 3:Consolidated information in respect of Teachers nominated for “Japan East Asia Network of Exchange of Students and Youth Programme”

The form must be submitted by clicking on the submit button on or before 20th September, 2012. The details related to the name of the principal and his/her mobile number may be edited by the concerned school before submission. No change in particulars will be allowed thereafter.

The entries should be complete in all respects. Incomplete entries will not be entertained. Please send the list of the students in the formats enclosed at Annexure 1, 2 and 3 with supporting documents, Also fill in the entry forms as well as visa forms (please visit the site ) and send by return post to the address given below on or before 22nd September, 2012 at the address given below:

Ms. Anjali Chhabra
Assistant Education Officer
Central Board of Secondary Education
Shiksha Sadan, 17, Rouse Avenue,
Institutional Area, New Delhi – 110 002

It may also be noted that there will be no extension beyond the stipulated date in view of the constraint of time. The schools are further advised to visit the website of Ministry of Human Resource Development for further updates.

For general information and brochure of the programme, you may visit the website of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) ( under the link for Department of School Education and Literacy> Secondary Education>Autonomous Bodies>CBSE>Jenesys.
For more Information and Application Form please click here.