Ambassador Lenain Hosts International French Teachers Day

On the occasion of the launch of the first edition of the “Journée Internationale des professeurs de français”, H.E. Mr Emmanuel Lenain hosted a reception for 200 teachers of French from different universities, schools and Alliances Françaises in and around Delhi at his residence. Under the initiative of French President Mr Emmanuel Macron as part of his 2018 plan for the promotion of French “A passion for French language and multilingualism”, the International French Teacher’s…

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3rd batch of Young Urban Designers and Architects Programme

Laureates of the 2020 Young Urban Designers and Architects Programme (YUDAP) were briefed at the French Embassy by experts and alumni of the programme, which consists of a 6-month work placement in the best French architecture and urban design agencies in France. In the evening, the participitants were hosted by Ambassador of France to India, H.E. Mr Emmanuel Lenain at a reception in honor of Ms Brune Poirson, French Minister of State for Ecological and…

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Indo-French Malraux Seminar in New Delhi

IFI and the French Ministry of Culture organised the first Malraux Seminar in India last week. This Indo-French Forum on Culture in Urban Public Spaces allowed an exchange on case studies and best practices. Street Art India Foundation also took the delegates for a curated night walk around the Lodhi Art District. The walk led to a dance performance by Ali Salmi and Astad Deboo.

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French Classes Launched in Jaipur

For the first time in India, the French Institute is dispensing French as a Foreign Language classes in Jaipur. The course is accredited by the French Embassy in India. It will also be taught by highly qualified teachers, certified by the French Government. The classes were inaugurated by the Counsellor for Science, Education and Culture of the Embassy of France in India and IFI Director, Dr. Bertrand de Hartingh.  Find out here how to join these…

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10 Indo-French Agreements Inked During Knowledge Summit 2

Ten agreements for further academic cooperation between Indian and French Institutions were inked during the Knowledge Summit 2, which took place in Lyon, France on 17 and 18 October, 2019. These agreements and their signatories are as follows: Creation of an Indo French Alliance of Higher Education Institutions This MoU is the first of its kind and its spectrum because it acts the creation of a consortium of Indian and French institutions. It is starting…

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“We Want More Indian Students in France,” Minister Vidal Says

“We want more Indian students in France and more French students in India,” said French Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation Mrs Frédérique Vidal at the inauguration of the Knowledge Summit 2 in Lyon from 17-18, October, 2019. The event was inaugurated by Mrs Frédérique Vidal, in the presence of H. E. Mr. Vinay Mohan Kwatra, Ambassador of India to France. The minister reiterated her full support for the development of French partnerships through academic mobility…

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French Open Day in Jaipur

We are thrilled to announce a French OPEN DAY on October 12, Saturday, 2PM to 6PM at the French Institute in Jaipur, Mansarovar (full address and google map link. Open to public, free entry.  This is your unique chance to experience a free demo class from our certified French teachers. You can register on spot and the first 10 registrations of the day will win a special gift! What’s more?  Come and enjoy French films, music, delicious French crepes and classic French festivities on the lawns of the French Institute…

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13 September: What is La Rentrée Littéraire ?

On 13 September, the French Institute in India and the Alliance Française de Delhi invite you to discover a very unique French phenomenon. In September, the media, social media and libraries, the Paris metro walls, the conversations with friends are focused on a special event: La rentrée littéraire… While children go back to school (‘la rentrée’), adults are busy talking about books, new writers, and new trends. Come and find out: What is la rentrée littéraire? Venue: Alliance Française de Delhi, M.L. Bhartia Auditorium…

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Dr. Bertrand de Hartingh Honours ‘Art of the Warlis’

The Ojas Art Gallery is showcasing the Art of the Warlis, which is an art form dating back to the 10th century AD, via the Satrangi 19 Exhibition. Dr Bertrand de Hartingh, Counsellor for Education, Science and Culture of the Embassy of France in India and Director of the French Institute in India was the guest of honour at the inauguration of this event. He was accompanied by Mrs Lan de Hartingh.

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