Impetus to Higher Education - Indo-French Joint Statement, February 2013

The Leaders agreed to encourage closer people –to-people contact, through inter alia, easing mobility and human exchanges and promoting education, science and cultural cooperation as well as expanding trade and investment.
- to build up an ambitious education plan, including twining of higher education institutions, mutual recognition of degrees, research collaborations and training of teachers. A Letter of Intent and several agreements between Indian and French Universities and Institutions have been signed in this regard. We encourage greater student exchanges between both countries.

Agreements signed during the visit
- Letter of Intent on the Intensification of Cooperation in the Fields of Education, Higher Education and Research between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the French Republic: covers areas of University and Scientific Cooperation and Enhancement of Cooperation in Education including Technical and Vocational Education Training and institution of consultation mechanism.

- Letter of Intent towards a Memorandum of Understanding between Delhi University and Sciences Po, Paris: The Sciences Po - Delhi University partnership aims at creating a large student (master and PhD) and scientists exchange programme opened to a large number of colleges and departments. The partnership also aims at accompanying the reform movement of Delhi University, through the creation of a credit transfer system, thus supporting Delhi University’s internationalisation.

- Letter of Intent on the second phase of a support fund for student and faculty mobility between ParisTech (Ecole Polytechnique, HEC, Université de Paris-Sud Orsay…) and a consortium of seven IITs: the LoI aims at exchange programme of Under Graduates and post Graduates and joint research.

- Letter of Intent between Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS -Paris) and the Chennai Mathematical Institute, towards an exchange programme involving students, academics and researchers

- Letter of Intent between Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS -Paris) and the Delhi University, towards an exchange programme involving students, academics and researchers

- Letter of Intent towards a scholarship programme between HEC (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales) and IIM (Indian Institute of Management) Bangalore, funded by French corporate Altran (innovation and high tech engineering consulting)
The agreement between long term partners HEC and IIM Bangalore, with the support of French corporate group Altran, aims at strengthening the ties between the two institutions by starting a "Professional Mentoring Scheme” for those students participating in their existing exchange programme.

- MoU AREVA PhD Grant fellowship agreement with IIT Bombay:
AREVA and Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT B) have agreed to enter into a framework agreement to collaborate for R&D projects in a variety of domains relating to AREVA’s Research and Development activities. This collaboration covers mainly development of products and services in the field of nuclear fuel cycle, Nuclear reactor design and construction, Renewable energy and Energy storage for deployment and industrialisation of these technologies. AREVA will finance and support IIT B PhD students who would work on the R&D projects, through this AREVA PhD Grant fellowship agreement.

- Memorandum of Understanding on a scholarship programme involving Michelin, Ecole Centrale de Nantes and a consortium of Indian Institutions of Higher Education: The partnership between Michelin, a major investor in India, Ecole Centrale de Nantes and a consortium of Indian Institutions of higher education (IITs, Institutions of National Importance, and Central Universities) aims at funding scholarships and fellowships for students at the master’s and doctorate levels to undertake a course of studies at the Ecole Centrale de Nantes.

- Agreement of Partnership between Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) And Ecole Centrale de Nantes (ECN), France on Academic and Research Collaboration: The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) and the Ecole Centrale de Nantes (ECN) are mutually interested in enlarging and broadening their cooperation and establishing collaboration in academic and research-related activities.

- Memorandum of Understanding on the ERASMUS MUNDUS Program entitled "Heritage” between 8 European institutions and 7 Indian Institutions, coordinated by Ecole Centrale de Nantes and IIT Madras: The partnership between 8 European Institutions of higher learning led by Ecole Centrale de Nantes and a consortium of Indian Institutions of higher education led by IIT Madras, will allow the funding of student and scientist mobility for the next three years, through EU funds with an emphasis on engineering and scientific projects.

- Double Master’s degree between Ecole des Mines de Nantes and University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES).

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