High level visit to IFI and Campus France Delhi

Senator Jean-Yves Leconte, who represents the French residing outside France, stopped by in Delhi during his visit to India. Accompanied by Attaché for Cooperation in Education Marie Doublier and Consular Counsellor Pascal Chazot, he met Board members of the Lycée Français de Delhi – officiel, representatives from the Centre de Sciences Humaines CSH Delhi and the CNRS and visited the Alliance Française de Delhi. A special point of focus was the renovated Delhi office of Campus France India.

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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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Malraux Seminar

The Malraux seminar on culture and its practice in urban spaces, is an Indo-French professional symposium on public policies and cultural practices, organised in collaboration with the French Ministry of Culture. The seminar will be the occasion to strengthen the Indo-French cultural cooperation and to promote the exchange of good practices and technical expertise. It will consist of thematic roundtables and case studies revolving around the three following themes: – Why encourage artistic interventions in…

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Dr. Bertrand de Hartingh Graces Pune University Convocation Ceremony

“विद्यार्थ्यांना अभिनंदन” were the first words of Dr Bertrand de Hartingh, Counsellor for Education, Science and Culture, French Embassy in India and IFI Director when he spoke as the chief guest at the 115th Convocation ceremony of the Savitribai Phule Pune University. He was welcomed by Hon’ble Prof. Nitin R. Karmalkar, Vice Chancellor, as he became the first foreigner to grace the convocation ceremony as chief guest. The honour has only been bestowed to renowned figures including Jawaharlal Nehru.

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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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Romain Rolland Book Prize

The Romain Rolland Book Prize aims at awarding the best translation of a French title (Francophone countries) into any Indian language, including English. The Indo-French jury takes into account the qualities of the translation from French to Indian languages to identify the best translation in terms of language and publication. The prize aims at encouraging and awarding the efforts made by Indian publishers to bring the best of Francophone literature and thought, in all its diversity, to…

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France at the New Delhi World Book Fair 2019

FRANCE AT NEW DELHI WORLD BOOK FAIR 2019 French Institute in India in collaboration with the Bureau International de l’Edition Française (BIEF) participated the New Delhi World Book Fair 2019. The French Pavilion displayed the latest collection of French books across genres. Fiction, Non-Fiction, Books for children, Art, Fashion, Lifestyle, Comic Books and Graphic Novels, Photography, Cookbooks and a lot more. A number of panel discussions and events were also organised as part of our…

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Night of Ideas – Facing Our Time – Dream your City / Dream your House

The French Institute in India/Embassy of France organised ‘The Night of Ideas’ (‘La Nuit des idées’) on 31 January 2019. Every year, this event celebrates the exchange of ideas between countries, cultures, topics and generations, through debates, theatre shows, screenings, concerts and creative philosophical writing. It invites children, students, young adults, adults, scholars, citizens, to share their own interpretation of a chosen theme. This year, the theme was  Facing our time: Dream your city, Dream your house.…

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