Jalandhar, July 1, 2019: LPU has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the French Institute in India, Institut Français en Inde (IFI). Under this agreement, India’s first ‘Espace France’ is being set up within the premises of LPU in September 2019. The institute will not only provide the students and staff to learn about the French language and culture but also get an opportunity to study abroad.
This cooperation is implemented through the network which comprises of the Institute with 14 Alliances Françaises, 2 research centres, and 4 French schools. IFI and LPU have agreed to the areas of collaboration on academic, promotional and research related activities. Dr. Bertrand de Hartingh, Counsellor for education, science and culture, the French Embassy in India signed this agreement for the establishment of the Institute.
The government of France has entrusted the institute with promoting the country’s culture through artistic exchanges: performing arts, visual arts, architecture, the worldwide diffusion of French books, film, technology, and ideas. Accordingly, the institute ‘French Escape’ has developed a new scientific program for the dissemination of culture.
LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal shared: “LPU is creating more international opportunities for its students’ perfect development so that they may prove themselves as globally fit citizens. This initiative taken by LPU will benefit students who aspire to pursue studies in France by giving them a detailed exposure to the French language and culture.”
About the Institute: Institut Français en Inde (IFI) is the cooperation service of France in the domains of university collaborations, student mobility, French language, visual and performing arts, heritage and architecture, cinema, literature, sports, gastronomy, urban development and more.