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.