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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Indian Students Head Out to France

Indian students are now ready to take off to France for their higher studies, with the ‘Bienvenue en France’ pre-departure session taking place in different cities across India! They already met up to receive final tips, meet with fellow students going to the same regions and receive a little goody bag at the events in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedaba, Kochi and Bhopal. We wish them well for their studies in France! Bonne chance…

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‘Espace France’ in Punjab

Dr Bertrand de Hartingh and Mr Aman Mittal, Associate Director, Lovely Professional University, signed an agreement towards an ‘Espace France’ – an educational and cultural space dedicated to France, in the premises of the university. The space will be inaugurated in September and will allow students to not only learn about French language and culture but also higher education opportunities in France.

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Alliance Française Baroda Annex Inaugurated

The Baroda branch of Alliance française d’Ahmedabad started in Baroda in the year 2003 as an annex of Alliance française d’Ahmedabad. Today after 16 years, it was inagugrated in its new premises in Nizampura, Baroda. The ceremony took place in presence of the Sovereignty of Gujarat: Her Highness Rajmata Saheb, Shubhangini Devi of Baroda, His Highness, the Maharaja of Rajpipla, Shri Raghubir Singh Gohil and Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil. They were welcomed at the inauguration…

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French National Day Celebrations

The French National Day (14 July) was marked at the French Embassy in India in New Delhi on Friday 12 July. Numerous friends, partners and other guests joined Ambassador Alexandre Ziegler, as well as the Counsellor for Science, Education and Culture and IFI Director, Dr. Bertrand de Hartingh to celebrate the ever-strong partnership between India and France.

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IFI Director at Alliance française du Bengale

Dr. Bertrand de Hartingh, the Counsellor for Cooperation and Cultural Affairs at the French Embassy in India and Country Director of the French Institute in India, paid a visit to the students, team and board of Alliance française du Bengale. It was the occasion for him to reiterate the central role of Alliances françaises in India within the network of French cooperation.

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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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