A SEMINAR on `Technical Education in France’ was organised by the Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya (RGPV) on Monday. Asheesh Shah of the French Embassy and India coordinator of Network of Engineering Institutions in France - `n + i’ – presented the highlights of higher and technical education in France.
The `n + i’ Network includes 60 top engineering institutes. France has a highly industry-oriented technical education programme having linkages with industries like France Telecom, Dassault, Rhodia, Renault, EDF-PSA, Thomson, Lafarge, Saint-Gobain, MacaoWater and Rockwell Collins.
One of the major strengths of French technical education is its focus on world-class precision engineering, Shah mentioned.
French Engineering institutions are deeply interested in Indian PG students and have offered scholarships and education support to the tune of Euro one million, he said. He mentioned IITs and other reputed institutions are already tying up with French institutions.
Vice-chancellor of RGPV Prof P B Sharma said RGPV, UIT and other affiliated institutes would explore possibilities of cooperation and collaboration with repute French institutions.
A delegation of French academicians will be visiting RGPV in February 2007 to work out the details of possible collaboration with RGPV and other affiliated institutes. Dean RGPV Prof S N Verma, director UIT Prof V K Sethi, director Sagar Institute of Research and Technology Prof R K Mani, Prof T K Bandopadhyaya, Prof M K Uprit, Dr Sunil Gupta, other faculty members and PG students attended the seminar.