A delegation representing Lyon’s ’Ecole Normale Supérieure’ visits the IISER Pune
A six-member delegation from Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS-Lyon), France visited IISER (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research) Pune from April 11 to 12 to discuss the modalities for academic cooperation and exchange.
The visit was a follow-up on a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that the two organisations signed in January this year. The documents of the MoU were exchanged in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the President of France François Hollande during the latter’s visit to India.
Lyon and Pune are also prominent cultural centres of their respective countries. Cinema first came to life in Lyon through the work of Lumiere brothers. Pune in its own right was a major hub in the early years of Indian cinema as headquarters of Prabhat Studios, later followed by establishment of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and the National Film Archives of India (NFAI) in the city.
Both cities are rich in various strands of artistic culture like cinema, theatre and music. Through the present collaboration, IISER and the ENS aim to play a key role in evolving city-level interactions between Pune and Lyon in both science and arts.