14 MOUs unveiled at Knowledge Summit

At the Knowledge Summit today, India and France unveiled a record number of 14 MOUs on higher education, research and innovation

The Summit was inaugurated on March 10 by Shri Prakash Javadekar, Indian Minister of Human Resource Development, and H.E. Mrs. Frederique Vidal, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, bringing together experts from the industry in an effort to shape the future of Indo-French collaboration in education and research.  

The Knowledge Summit is one of the highlights of Bonjour India's four-month programme in India covering 301 events in 33 cities. The Summit takes place at the same time as President Emmanuel Macron's visit to India, and coinciding also with his interaction with Indian youth. 

Attracting Indian youth - precisely 10,000 students by the year 2020 - is one of France's educational commitments to India. Among the 14 MOUs exchanged, many focused on facilitating education and research and, significantly, one particular MOU mutually recognises the educational qualifications of both countries. Thus, students who have obtained secondary school degrees or higher in India can easily pursue higher studies in France, and vice versa.