ABOUT IFI

ABOUT IFI

The French Institute in India (IFI – Institut français en Inde) is the education, science and culture cooperation service of the Embassy of France in India. It facilitates academic and scientific exchanges between Indian and French higher education institutions, enables student mobility and promotes French language and artistic and cultural partnerships

Cooperation between India and France takes place through a number of sectors: Arts & Culture, Books & Ideas, French Language & Education, Study in France, Academic Partnerships, Science & Technology, as well as Innovation and Multimedia. IFI acts as a matchmaker in the exchange of expertise, strengthening connections among private companies and public institutions between France and India.

Through its research center CSH – jointly managed by the French National Center for Scientific Research – IFI fosters scientific cooperation between Indian and French scholars in all fields of social sciences.

Through Campus France, IFI offers a specific service geared towards students, which can be accessed in 12 offices across India.

OUR TEAM

SENIOR MANAGEMENT

Mr Emmanuel LEBRUN-DAMIENS

Mr Emmanuel LEBRUN-DAMIENS

Counsellor for Education, Science & Culture
Dr Nicolas GHERARDI

Dr Nicolas GHERARDI

Deputy Counsellor for Education, Science and Culture
Ms Alice GAUNY

Ms Alice GAUNY

Advisor for the Alliances Françaises network
Ms Khushboo BATRA

Ms Khushboo BATRA

Assistant to Country Director of French Institute in India
Ms Anuradha PHADIYA

Ms Anuradha PHADIYA

Assistant to Country Deputy Director of French Institute in India

Higher Education & Scientific Cooperation

Dr Nicolas GHERARDI

Dr Nicolas GHERARDI

Deputy Counsellor for Education, Science and Culture
Ms Emilia CARTIER

Ms Emilia CARTIER

Attaché for Scientific and Academic Cooperation, Delhi
Mr François-Xavier MORTREUIL

Mr François-Xavier MORTREUIL

Attaché for Scientific and Academic Cooperation, Bangalore
Mr Olivier FUDYM

Mr Olivier FUDYM

Attaché for Scientific and Academic Cooperation, Mumbai
Ms Amruta DATAR

Ms Amruta DATAR

Deputy - Science and Academic Attaché, Mumbai
Dr Ambika ANILKUMAR

Dr Ambika ANILKUMAR

Deputy – Science and Academic Attaché, Bangalore
Ms Margo GIRARD

Ms Margo GIRARD

National Coordinator of Campus France India
Ms Rajni BACHWANI

Ms Rajni BACHWANI

Scholarships & Trust Officer, Delhi
Ms Kanika PAHUJA

Ms Kanika PAHUJA

Partnerships & Alumni Officer, Delhi
Ms Muskaan DHUPAR

Ms Muskaan DHUPAR

Administrative Officer, Delhi
Dr Meenakshi Singh

Dr Meenakshi Singh

Scientific Coordinator, Delhi
Mr Amitava DAS

Mr Amitava DAS

Science & Academic Officer, Delhi
Mr Sujit NAIR

Mr Sujit NAIR

Campus France Manager, Ahmedabad
Ms Krusha Manoj KHAKHAR

Ms Krusha Manoj KHAKHAR

Campus France Manager, Bangalore
Ms Nidhi CHOPRA

Ms Nidhi CHOPRA

Campus France Manager, Chandigarh
Ms Rhea SHIVAN

Ms Rhea SHIVAN

Campus France Manager, Chennai
Ms Vasudha MURALIKRISHNA

Ms Vasudha MURALIKRISHNA

Campus France Manager, Hyderabad
Ms Shivani CHORDIA

Ms Shivani CHORDIA

Campus France Manager, Indore/Bhopal
Mr Sourav BHOWMIK

Mr Sourav BHOWMIK

Campus France Manager, Kolkata
Mr Vikash GOLLA

Mr Vikash GOLLA

Campus France Manager, Mumbai
Mr Rachit DHAWAN

Mr Rachit DHAWAN

Campus France Manager, New Delhi
Ms Siddhi PADTURE

Ms Siddhi PADTURE

Campus France Manager, Pune

CENTRE DE SCIENCES HUMAINES

Dr Nicolas GRAVEL

Dr Nicolas GRAVEL

Director - Centre de Sciences Humaines
Mr Amit ARORA

Mr Amit ARORA

Deputy to General Secretary - CSH/IFI
Mr Samuel BENKIMOUN

Mr Samuel BENKIMOUN

Scientific Secretary
Ms Anmol SEHGAL

Ms Anmol SEHGAL

Research Assistant
Mr Ashok KUMAR

Mr Ashok KUMAR

Accounts and Admin Assistant
Dr Aprajita SARCAR

Dr Aprajita SARCAR

Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Dr Bruno DORIN

Dr Bruno DORIN

Researcher - CIRAD
Dr Himanshu

Dr Himanshu

Associate Researcher
Dr Ines G. ZUPANOV

Dr Ines G. ZUPANOV

Researcher - CNRS
Dr Jean-Thomas MARTELLI

Dr Jean-Thomas MARTELLI

Researcher - MEAE
Mr Jitu DEKA

Mr Jitu DEKA

Research Assistant
Dr Julien LEVESQUE

Dr Julien LEVESQUE

Researcher - MEAE
Mr Mahesh KUMAR

Mr Mahesh KUMAR

Administrative Employee
Dr Mathieu FAURE

Dr Mathieu FAURE

Researcher - CNRS
Ms Neeru GOHAR

Ms Neeru GOHAR

Secretary to the Director
Dr Nicolas BELORGEY

Dr Nicolas BELORGEY

Researcher - CNRS
Ms Priyanka JAIN

Ms Priyanka JAIN

Librarian
Ms Shalija TANDON

Ms Shalija TANDON

Research Assistant
Mr Surinder S. JODHKA

Mr Surinder S. JODHKA

Researcher
Dr Tista KUNDU

Dr Tista KUNDU

Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Ms Pushpa PARASHAR

Ms Pushpa PARASHAR

Janitor

EDUCATION & FRENCH LANGUAGE

Ms Fatiha KAMMOUSSI

Ms Fatiha KAMMOUSSI

Attaché for Cooperation in Education
Mr Jatinder SINGH

Mr Jatinder SINGH

Deputy Head, Cooperation in Language & Education
Ms Maryline LAIDIN

Ms Maryline LAIDIN

Attaché for Cooperation in French Language
Mr Eric PERROTEL

Mr Eric PERROTEL

Attaché for Cooperation in French Language
Mr Philippe GUILLIEN

Mr Philippe GUILLIEN

Attaché for Cooperation in French Language
Ms Solveig OBERSEITHER

Ms Solveig OBERSEITHER

Attaché for Cooperation in French Language
Disha RAMBHIYA

Disha RAMBHIYA

Assistant to the Attaché for Cooperation in French Language
Ms Kripalinee SEEPARSAD

Ms Kripalinee SEEPARSAD

National Coordinator Certifications
Ms Smriti PAHWA

Ms Smriti PAHWA

Project Manager, Cooperation in Language & Education

BOOKS, DEBATES & IDEAS

Dr Christine Cornet

Dr Christine Cornet

Attaché for Books, Debates & Ideas
Ms Victoria DOBRITZ

Ms Victoria DOBRITZ

Deputy - Budget and Coordination with French writers and publishers
Ms Akriti AHLUWALIA

Ms Akriti AHLUWALIA

Project Manager, Debates & Ideas, Festivals
Mr Sumit KUMAR

Mr Sumit KUMAR

Project Manager, Books & Mediation

ARTISTIC COOPERATION

Ms Isabelle VIERGET-RIAS

Ms Isabelle VIERGET-RIAS

Cultural Attaché
Ms Prutha NARKE

Ms Prutha NARKE

Deputy Cultural Attaché, Coordinator for music projects and trainings
Ms Sarah DELBOS

Ms Sarah DELBOS

Project Manager - Visual Arts, Architecture and Heritage, Coordinator Art in Public Space
Ms Priyanshi MEHTA

Ms Priyanshi MEHTA

Project Manager - Dance, Theatre, Design and Craft; Coordinator for Young Audience
Mrs Shilpi DUA

Mrs Shilpi DUA

Project Manager - Mission, Invitation & Administration

INNOVATION & MULTIMEDIA

Ms Juliette GRANDMONT

Ms Juliette GRANDMONT

Attaché for Innovation & Multimedia, Mumbai
Mr Reghu DEVARAJ

Mr Reghu DEVARAJ

Deputy - Attaché for Innovation & Multimedia
Ms Kahini KUCHINAD

Ms Kahini KUCHINAD

Project Manager : Innovation and Multimedia, Mumbai

ANNEXE - IFI JAIPUR

Ms Sanjana SARKAR

Ms Sanjana SARKAR

IFI Representative in Rajasthan
Ms Girija NATHAWAT

Ms Girija NATHAWAT

Head of Pedagogy

COMMUNICATION & PARTNERSHIPS

Ms Shaifali JETLI SURY

Ms Shaifali JETLI SURY

Head of Communication & Partnerships
Ms Marie-Chanel GILLIER

Ms Marie-Chanel GILLIER

Advisor - Digital media and content
Ms Urvashi SINDHI

Ms Urvashi SINDHI

Campaign Manager- Marketing, Advertising and Promotions
Ms Prerna SARIN

Ms Prerna SARIN

Communications Officer - Webmaster & Social Media
Mr Makarand KUKADE

Mr Makarand KUKADE

Graphic Designer & Artist
Mr Amit SINGH

Mr Amit SINGH

Video Artist and Production Manager

FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION

Mr Amit ARORA

Mr Amit ARORA

Deputy to General Secretary - CSH/IFI
Mr Ashok KUMAR

Mr Ashok KUMAR

Accounts and Admin Assistant
Mr Rémi VACHER

Mr Rémi VACHER

Secretary General
Mr Thierry MENNESSON

Mr Thierry MENNESSON

Chief Accountant
Mrs Shelly SHARMA

Mrs Shelly SHARMA

Deputy of Chief Accountant, Finance Officer
Mr Madhur SHARMA

Mr Madhur SHARMA

Management Officer
Mr Abhay BHALLA

Mr Abhay BHALLA

Management Officer
Mrs Sneha KAPOOR

Mrs Sneha KAPOOR

Management Officer
Mr Danial NATHAN

Mr Danial NATHAN

In-charge - Courier & Drivers
Mr Rajeev KUMAR

Mr Rajeev KUMAR

IT Officer
Mr Mahesh KUMAR

Mr Mahesh KUMAR

Administrative Employee
Mr Lal Singh YADAV

Mr Lal Singh YADAV

Driver
Mr Yusuf SHEIKH

Mr Yusuf SHEIKH

Driver
Mr Virender SHARMA

Mr Virender SHARMA

Driver

Institutions hosted by IFI

Mrs Neha KHANNA

Mrs Neha KHANNA

Sciences Po Representative
Mrs Golda MALHOTRA

Mrs Golda MALHOTRA

n+i Representative