Director’s Message

Director’s Message

Welcome to the French Institute in India!

From Surat to Shillong, from Leh to Kochi, the French Institute in India aims to develop, foster and further human exchanges between France and India.

Be it education, sciences, culture or innovation, count on us to create fruitful, long-term partnerships between you and France.

Share with us your dreams and your projects: studying in France, welcoming French writers, learning French, creating an Espace France, launching joint research programmes, getting a professional training, investing in cultural economics or a sustainable idea. My teams will help, guide and respond to you. 

Browse through our various sections: The Indo-French Campus, Choose French, Sustainability, Creative France, Indo-French Labs, to know more.

And don’t miss our weekly newsletter which informs you about all that is up and coming as well as the journey taken. Watch out for some special India moments in France this year and the next. Cannes, of course, with an ever growing Indian presence at the film festival. Lyon, in France, will host the second Indo-French Knowledge Summit on 17 & 18 October 2019. India will be the guest of honour at the Livre Paris 2020 and a host of special interventions are being conceived around this most important books and ideas event in Europe.

Stay connected!

Dr Bertrand de Hartingh
Counsellor for Education, Science and Culture
Embassy of France in India
Country Director – French Institute in India