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List of Documents signed during the State Visit of President of France to Indian

February 14, 2013

List of Documents signed during the State Visit of President of France to India, February 14-15, 2013

A. Documents signed at ceremony following delegation level talks

S.No Name French Signatory Indian Signatory Remarks
1. Cultural Exchange Programme between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the French Republic for 2013-2015 Mr. Laurent Fabius, Minister for Foreign Affairs AND Ms. Aurelie Filippetti, Minister for Culture and Communication Smt Chandresh Kumari Katoch, Minister of Culture Both sides have agreed to:
(i) Intensify cooperation in cultural and intellectual areas
(ii) Foster exchanges between artists, architects, cultural stakeholders, students, teachers, researchers, sportspersons in order to encourage Indo-French Projects Encourage people-to-people contacts
2. 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 Ms. Genevieve Fioraso, Minister for Higher Education and Research Shri M.M. Pallam Raju, Human Resource Development Minister The LoI covers areas of University and Scientific Cooperation and Enhancement of Cooperation in Education including Technical and Vocational Education Training and institution of consultation mechanism.
3. Statement of Intent for long-term cooperation in Space Mr. Yannick d’Escatha, President, Centre National d'Études Spatiales Shri K. Radhakrishnan, Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO and CNES have jointly identified the following means to pursue further cooperation including possibilities through Missions, Payloads and Applications; exchange of young Scientists and Professionals in France and in India; conducting thematic workshops etc.,
4. Joint Statement to follow-up and strengthen co-operation in the railway sector between the Minister of Foreign Trade and the Minister of Transportation, Sea and Fishing of the French Republic and the Minister of Railways of the Republic of India Ms. Nicole Bricq, Minister for Foreign Trade ANDMr. Frédéric Cuvillier, Minister of Transportation, Sea and Fishing Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal, Minister of Railways Aims at strengthening cooperation in the field of upgradation of railway stations, high speed corridors and the modernisation of the railway network

B. Documents on Science and Technology and Education signed on the sidelines of the meeting:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 General Framework Agreement CNRS - Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
    Both CNRS and IISc are willing to cooperate in the fields of research, development, education, training, transfer of technology and dissemination of knowledge on long term non-commercial basis. They recognize the importance of establishing a close cooperative relationship with a view to the further development of both institutions. This agreement aims to facilitate exchange of Scientists and faculties, and new research projects.
  • MoU AREVA PhD Grant fellowship agreement with IIT Bombay
    AREVA SA 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.
  • MoU between Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Embassy of France:
    The MoU aims at collaboration in teaching and training in French Language.
  • 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.
  • Letter of Intent on the second phase of a support fund for student and faculty mobility between ParisTech 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 St Gobain Research India And Indo-French Centre For The Promotion Of Advanced Research
    The aim of the LoI is to create a new innovation programme called "sustainable habitat for hot and/or humid climates”. The main topics covered by this program will be:
    • Sensing and monitoring building and analyzing energy consumption of various buildings in various climates and characterize building energy envelop.
    • Develop Sustainable and affordable building materials solutions, including but not limited to cooling methods and lighting, with alternate and regionally available material solutions.
  • Memorandum of Understanding between Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
    This MOU is aimed at Cooperation between the two institutions which may be established within any field of mutual interest related to science and technology.
  • Letter of Intent between INSERM – AVIESAN (Alliance pour les sciences de la VIE et de la Santé) and Institut National du Cancer, French Republic and Max Institute of Health Education and Research, Republic of India
    INCa and Max Institute of Health Education and Research desire to enhance bilateral projects on cancer research (for instance in the areas of epidemiology, biochemistry, proteomics, and genetics of cancer) and public health.
  • Letter of Intent for an Indo French Laboratory on liver diseases-Inserm and Institute for Liver and Biliary Sciences, Delhi
    This Letter of Intent sets the general understanding of the two institutions to set up this Indo-French International Associated Laboratory entitled "Transcriptomics and Metabolomics for the Development of Indo-French Research on Severe Liver Diseases" during the year 2013, after completion and signature of the dedicated agreement establishing the terms and conditions of its implementation.
  • General Framework Agreement Oseo- Technology Development Board (TDB)
    This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aims to establish a collaborative framework under which Oséo and TDB may carry out activities related to the exchanging of best practices and the setting up of coordinated measures to foster technological exchanges and innovation collaborations between companies, organizations and institutions of France and India. These activities can include, but are not limited to : Exchanges, Facilitation of relations among companies, organizations and institutions, Funding of collaborative innovation projects, Coordinated financial instruments
  • 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
  • Double Master's degree between Ecole des Mines de Nantes and University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES)

    C. Agreements signed separately during the visit:
  • Credit Facility Agreement (CFA) for the Bangalore Metro Rail Project, Phase-I, between Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance of India, and AFD, the French Development Agency.
  • MoU between the Ministry of Railways of the Republic of India and the French National Railways (SNCF) on Technical Cooperation in the field of Railway Sector
New Delhi
February 14, 2013



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