Agreement to promote scientific cooperation between France and India

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi with the President of France, Mr. Francois Hollande, at Hyderabad House, in Delhi on January 25, 2016.

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the French National Center for Scientific Research – France’s National Center for the Promotion of Research in Science and Technology (Research in Science and Technology) An agreement has been reached between Scientific Research (CNRS). In this regard, an agreement has been signed by Dr. Shekhar C. Mande, Director General of CSIR and Professor Antony Petit, President and Chief Executive Officer of CNRS.

This agreement can help in the development of science-based technologies and joint research and strengthen mutual cooperation between these two institutions. It is being said that this agreement can also prove to be an important link in mutual exchange of technologies and promoting industrial and academic cooperation.

Research areas of mutual interest that could be promoted by this agreement include research work mainly related to plant and marine biotechnology, health, environment and climate change, engineering, material science, energy and water.
CSIR Director General Dr. Shekhar C. Mande has said on the occasion that

“India and France have naturally been allies to each other. There is a long history of mutual relations between CSIR and CNRS. The Indian Institute of Chemical Technology and the National Chemical Laboratory, among the scientific institutions affiliated to CSIR, are conducting joint programs with CNRS, resulting in many important research and patent patents. ”

CNRS chief Professor Antony Petit has stated that
“CSIR is a key partner of ours and it is hoped that this agreement can help in promoting mutual cooperation in many important areas. These areas of mutual cooperation mainly cover topics like health, water conservation, energy and climate change. ”


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