Defence major Thales and the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-Delhi) have entered into a Memorandum Of Understanding to jointly create IIT Delhi-CNRS Ph.D fellowship programme.
With this MoU, Thales and IIT Delhi intend to facilitate scientific collaboration between Indian and French laboratories and boost industrial research by strengthening industry-academia relations.
The MoU was signed in the presence of Alexandre Ziegler, Ambassador of France to India, said a company communique.
About Thales: With its presence in 56 countries, and reported sales of euros 14 billion in 2015, Thales is a global technology leader in the areas of aerospace, transport, defence and security markets. For more information, click here.
The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRC/National Centre for Scientific Research) is a public organisation under the French Ministry of Education and Research and is the largest fundamental research organisation in Europe. Click here for more information on CNRS.
Welcoming the MoU, the French envoy said: "France is a country synonymous with creativity and innovation, and is at the forefront of cutting-edge technologies. We are delighted that brilliant Indian students choose to study in France and we wish to welcome many more. The Thales IIT Delhi-CNRS PhD fellowship programme is another testament to the robust scientific cooperation that is such an essential part of the excellent bilateral relations between France and India."