Romain Rolland Book Prize

The Romain Rolland Book Prize aims at awarding the best translation of a French title (Francophone countries) into any Indian language, including English. The Indo-French jury takes into account the qualities of the translation from French to Indian languages to identify the best translation in terms of language and publication. The prize aims at encouraging and awarding the efforts made by Indian publishers to bring the best of Francophone literature and thought, in all its diversity, to…

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France at the New Delhi World Book Fair 2019

FRANCE AT NEW DELHI WORLD BOOK FAIR 2019 French Institute in India in collaboration with the Bureau International de l’Edition Française (BIEF) participated the New Delhi World Book Fair 2019. The French Pavilion displayed the latest collection of French books across genres. Fiction, Non-Fiction, Books for children, Art, Fashion, Lifestyle, Comic Books and Graphic Novels, Photography, Cookbooks and a lot more. A number of panel discussions and events were also organised as part of our…

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Night of Ideas – Facing Our Time – Dream your City / Dream your House

The French Institute in India/Embassy of France organised ‘The Night of Ideas’ (‘La Nuit des idées’) on 31 January 2019. Every year, this event celebrates the exchange of ideas between countries, cultures, topics and generations, through debates, theatre shows, screenings, concerts and creative philosophical writing. It invites children, students, young adults, adults, scholars, citizens, to share their own interpretation of a chosen theme. This year, the theme was  Facing our time: Dream your city, Dream your house.…

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Choose France Tour

The Choose France Tour takes place twice every year, in autumn and in winter. It gathers some 40 leading institutions from France, who come for one-on-one meetings with Indian students and their parents. The tour usually goes around 5 cities and students can register for free to attend. The Autumn 2019 dates are as follows: Chandigarh -24 September Kolkata – 26 September Bengaluru – 28 September Mumbai -1October Indore – 3 October Register for Free…

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Ambassador’s Breakfast Meeting at Campus France

The Ambassador of France to India, Alexandre Ziegler was accompanied by IFI Director Dr. Betrand de Hartingh and Deputy Counsellor for Science and Education, Professor Adele Martial-Gros  at a meeting with 80 French higher education institutions in Paris last month. Student mobility from India to France was at the heart of the exchanges. Read more about how you can also study in France.

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Mutual Recognition of Academic Qualifications

On 1st May, the agreement between France and India for the Mutual Recognition of Academic Qualifications, signed during President Emmanuel Macron’s maiden State visit to India in 2018, came into force. It is the first such intergovernmental agreement that India has entered into. The agreement was inked by French President Emmanuel Macron and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 10 March 2018, during the India-France Knowledge Summit. This was the first high-level summit for university, scientific…

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PROFLE Training for French Teachers

The CNED and the CIEP have combined their expertise to build PROFLE +, a distance learning programme for teachers to improve their skills in teaching French as a Foreign Language (FLE). This programme may be used as part of a continuous training plan, with an individual approach or an institutional approach. It offers organisations and institutions- in France and abroad- an alternative or a complement to regular training activities. PROFLE+ can also be integrated into an ongoing training programme such as…

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