IIT Delhi and Sorbonne University: A New Strategic Partnership

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A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Sorbonne University and IIT Delhi in Delhi (India) on June 7, 2023, formalizing a new strategic partnership. This is a result of successful submission of a joint project in June 2022, as part of the French government’s Franco-Indian Campus for Health initiative.

IIT Delhi hosted an initial workshop in February with the participation of 11 faculty and staff from Sorbonne University and several who contributed online.

In addition to research collaborations between the faculty members of both the institutes, the partnership will also translate into joint programs of study fostering mobility of students, faculty and staff between the institutions. The Student Mobility Program will support movement of 2 Master’s students from Sorbonne University to IIT Delhi and 4 postgraduate students from IIT Delhi to Sorbonne University.

The two partner institutions plan to expand the fields of collaboration gradually over several years.

Hosted by Dean of International Programs, Prof. James Gomes and Indo-French Campus Coordinator, Prof. Manidipa Banerjee, the event was attend by Christopher Cripps, Senior Advisor to the President for Global Engagement & Diplomatic Affairs and Professor Alexandre Escargueil, Coordinator of the Indo-French Campus project were at IIT Delhi. The objective of the visit was to sign the institutional agreement, forge ahead with joint education and research projects, and promote the mobility schemes to IITD Delhi students.

Sorbonne University hosted a delegation of faculty and staff from IIT Delhi in Paris in October 2023.