French Embassy in India Felicitates Scholarship Recipients for Study in France

  • These scholarship awardees from India will study at reputed French institutions in the fall

The Ambassador of France to India, H.E. Emmanuel Lenain, felicitated the recipients of the 2023 Charpak scholarship programme of excellence and the Franco-Indian Education Trust in a special ceremony at the French Embassy. These scholarship awardees from India will study at reputed French institutions in the fall.

The event gathered more than 50 scholars from around the country, representatives of companies, and Indian institutions. The scholarship winners, aged between 18 and 25 years, were chosen for their academic excellence as well as the coherence and quality of their study projects.

For the academic year 2023, more than 150 Charpak scholarships in various categories were given to students in the fields of engineering, science, arts and design, social studies, business management, film, journalism, and the French language. They will soon set out on their journey to France to pursue a variety of programmes, ranging from a semester-long exchange programme with a partner university there to two to three academic years to finish a specialised Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. They will receive internationally recognised degrees once they successfully complete their programmes.

Addressing the gathering, Ambassador Emmanuel Lenain said: “My warmest congratulations to the recipients of this year’s awards. The French government awards scholarships worth 15 crore rupees to over 500 Indian students every year. It shows France’s commitment to increasing exchanges between French and Indian youths, and creating more and more opportunities for talented young Indians to come to France.”

The Amba Dalmia scholarship programme, set up by the Trust, is funded by a generous donation from Dr Gun Nidhi Dalmia. The programme supports Indian women desirous of pursuing their studies in music, theatre, sports, arts, cinema, ballet, opera, philosophy, gastronomy, design, painting or photography in France. The four young women selected this year will pursue their higher studies at various reputed French institutions, such as École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Toulouse (architecture), EICAR The International Film and Television School, and Gobelins l’école de l’image (film-making), L’Institut Agro Montpellier (oenology/viticulture), and l’Ecole nationale supérieure de création industrielle (design).

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