The following agreements were signed during Knowledge Summit 2 by representatives of the respective institutions.
1. Creation of an Indo-French Alliance of Higher Education Institutions
This MoU is the first of its kind as it will enable the creation of a consortium of Indian and French institutions. It will operate with an executive board, a general secretary and its own budget obtained from the fees. It will finance exchange programmes, scholarships and seminars.
2. Dassault Skill Academy and College of Engineering, Pune
Dassault Aviation through the Dassault Skill Academy is entering into a long term partnership with the College of Engineering, Pune. This also marks the launch of a first ‘Network of Excellence’ on ‘Aeronautical integrated design: From engineering to maintenance’. The ‘Curriculum of Excellence’ that will be implemented will prepare students for the aeronautical challenges of India. The ‘French touch’ will include academic semesters with Dassault Aviation partners in France, such as ISAE-ENSMA and ESTIA, as well as internships at Dassault Aviation.
3. School of Planning & Architecture Delhi and Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris Belleville (ENSA)
This MoU includes the exchange of information, joint cultural projects, as well as collaborative research such as joint surveys, fieldwork, analysis, publications, and study tours.
4. University of Calcutta and Institute of Planetology and Astrophysics from Grenoble (IPAG)
This MoU enables collaborative research, academic faculty members and student mobility, sharing of scientific information and other types of academic collaborations.
5. International School of Engineering (INSOFE) and Rennes School of Business
This MoU aims to develop joined degree programmes and will enable the creation of the Lab for Artificial Intelligence Solutions in Education Business (LAISEB).
6. Réseau Figure and BITS Pilani
This MoU is one of 3 MoUs the Réseau Figure has signed with Indian institutions. It enables the mobility of French Master of Engineering students and Indian Bachelor and Master students, via the facilitation of lab internships.
7. VJTI Mumbai and IMT Atlantique
This MoU will allow exchange programmes for researchers and students, but also scientific and technological information. It will also promote joint research projects.
8. ISAE-ENSMA and College of Engineering, Pune
COEP and ISAE-ENSMA agreed on the following main principles: academic exchange, short-term and long-term internships for students, scientific cooperation and exchanges in new methods of education.
9. IIT Indore and Toulouse INP
This MoU aims to develop the exchange of academic faculty members and research scholars, the implementation of a hybrid online learning model for graduate training, the exchange of materials in education and research, publications and academic information, as well as joint research and meetings in education and research.
10. CEPT Ahmedabad and ENSA Toulouse
This MoU seeks to broaden the scope of academic curricula and to provide a unique learning experience in an overseas, culturally distinct environment to students. The goals of the programme are: to promote scholarly activities; to foster mutual understanding in areas of academic interest; to gain a better understanding of the teaching process and teaching philosophy in the field of architecture in both countries, and to facilitate broader cross-cultural links among students from both countries.