In a recent announcement, Thales and Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT Delhi) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to create a jointly supervised IIT Delhi-CNRS PhD fellowship programme.
The MoU was signed on September 27 in the presence of His Excellency Alexandre Ziegler, Ambassador of France to India. Welcoming the MoU, H E Alexandre Ziegler, Ambassador of France to India 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.” Through this fellowship programme, Thales and IIT Delhi intend to facilitate scientific collaboration between Indian and French laboratories and boost industrial research by strengthening industry-academia relations.