On the occasion of the first State visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to India, we are pleased to announce that French Embassy in India – French Institute in India along with Ministry of Higher Education, Research & Innovation, Republic of France and the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, are jointly organising the Knowledge Summit – first high-level Indo-French summit on higher education and research on 10th and 11th March in New Delhi, in collaboration with Ministry of Science and Technology, Campus France, and Confederation of Indian Industry.

The Summit will be inaugurated by the Mrs. Frédérique Vidal, Minister of Higher Education and Research and Innovation, Republic of France and Mr. Prakash Javadekar, honorable Minister of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

Knowledge Summit will bring together leading actors from the domains of academics and industry under the august patronage of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India and the Hon’ble President of the French Republic to fashion a roadmap for the future collaborations between the two countries for the next 5-10 years.

Please find enclosed a detailed tentative programme for your kind perusal.


On the first day plenary sessions will be organized which will focus on the new vision of Indo-French collaborations in the context of globalization, student mobility, pedagogical innovation, need-based skill development as well as latest advances in science and innovation.


On the second day, there will be 2 sessions of 4 parallel thematic round table discussions which will focus on key areas of mutual interest for both the countries, such as Smart Cities, Aerospace & Space, Agronomy & Food Processing, Building a World class H.E. Institutions with enterprises, Eco Energies, Mathematics & IT, Natural Resources & Bio Products, Strengthening Employability & Entrepreneurship.

Knowledge Summit Programme


Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra



15-A, 15B And 15D, Dr.Rizal Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi - 110021

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