International Cell, IIT Indore

Indo - French Initiative

France related activities started at IIT Indore with the beginning of French classes in 2010. We have had a French instructor on-campus for most of this past decade, and many of our students have being taking minor degree programs in the French language.

Since then, our interactions with France have gone from strength to strength. This includes regular exchange of faculty and students as well as work on joint research projects. Since the past two years, we have had an increase in French related activities on our campus. In 2017, we hosted the French admissions tour organized by French Embassy, and also actively participated in the French Embassy programs of Bonjour India, Future Tour, and Entrepreneurship Challenge. As of now, we are collaborating with fifteen universities in France in multiple research areas.


  • IIT Indore has been identified as the Nodal institute for France under the SPARC initiative of MHRD (Sept. 2018).
  • Prof. Pradeep Mathur (Director, IIT Indore) signs MoU with IMT Atlantique (Mar 2018).
  • Mr. Ankit Tiwary (and his team) won the First Prize in the 24 Hours Non-Stop Indo-French Entrepreneurship Challenge held at IISER, Pune in December 2017.
  • Dr. Santhakumar Mohan visited Ecole Centrale de Nantes (ECN), France in Apr 2017 for one-month sponsored research.
  • IIT Indore students, Mr. Ramesh Balaji, Mr. Amey Ambade, and Ms. Ganjam Niharika visited EISTI for six months (May - Jul, 2016).


  • Research Workshop

    IIT Indore Organized First Indo-French Research Workshop

  • Kick-Off Meeting

    Kick-Off Meeting for Indo-French Initiative@IIT Indore


Dr. Kapil Ahuja
Email: kahuja [at] iiti [dot] ac [dot] in