“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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CNRS 80th Anniversary Marked at Embassy of France

The Ambassador of France to India, Emmanuel Lenain, hosted Professor Antoine Petit, CEO and Chairman of the CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique), National Centre for Scientific Research of France which is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. The renowned institution has had decades of strong scientific ties with India, which were celebrated during this special event. Dear Professor Vijayraghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India as well as top government and diplomatic…

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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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The Evolution of the Centre for Social Studies and Humanities

Questions to Nicolas Gravel, Director of CSH, at the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research – France) The roots of the Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH) date back to the eighties. Initially focused on tracing the history of Indo-Persian cultural history, the Centre has gone through certain interesting twists and turns over the years. How do you assess the evolution of the Centre and its present state? My…

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Indo-French Reinforced Collaboration in Food Security, Green Issues

To support INRA’s collaboration in India on global issues such as sustainable development, environmental protection and food security, Girish Sohani, President of BAIF Development Research Foundation, met Philippe Mauguin, President of INRA last month in France. They welcomed the International Associated Laboratory “Genetic Improvement of Indian Cattle and Buffaloes – GIMIC”,  which has been established between the two agencies.   Read more about this meeting.

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CNRS: 80 Years of Existence

France’s flagship National Centre for Scientific Research (Centre National de la Recherche Scientique/CNRS) is celebrating its 80th year of existence. It is also the occasion to mark the CNRS’s long partnership with India through Franco-Indian research organisations such as the French Institute of Pondicherry. Read about what IFP has to say about this collaboration here.

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CEFIPRA at Scientific Council and IRC Meets in France

Representatives from the Department of Science & Technology (DST) of India, Embassy of France in India and CEFIPRA attended the 63rd Scientific Council (SC) and the 34th Industrial Research Committee (IRC) meetings from 2 to 7 June 2019 in Lille, France. The members selected new projects for support under the Collaborative Scientific Research Programme (CSRP) & Industry-Academia Research and Development Programme (IARDP). They also carried out the mid-term evaluation of ongoing projects and the final review of…

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Indo-French Collaboration on Water

The water crisis in Tamil Nadu has put the state in a dire situation. The Director of the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP), Dr Frédéric Landy says: “It’s not that there is much less water: the truth is that there is less awareness. Sustainable water management practices are the need of the hour. IFP is addressing these issues with an ecological as well as socio-political approach.” Read more about IFP’s 4 water-focused projects.

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