INDIA-FRANCE: Two higher education agreements signed

India and France on Monday signed two memorandums of understanding on higher education, and also decided to take forward a 2009 Plan of Action for the Indian Institute of Technology-Rajasthan by setting up a French consortium that will help the institute gain expertise in areas like health technology, solar energy, aerospace, quantum computing and several other fields, reports The Times of India.

The memorandums were signed in the presence of Valerie Pecresse, the French Minister for Higher Education and Research, and Indian Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal. The first proposes to set up an International Joint Laboratory, which will be called Cellule Franco-Indienne de Recherche en Sciences de l'Eau (CEFIRSE), or Indo-French Cell for Water Sciences (IFCWS).
Full report on The Times of India site