Dr. Sandrine Maxmilien, Scientific Attaché, French Embassy in India and Mrs. Amruta Datar, Manager, Campus France, India visited Bansal Institute of Research and Technology, Bhopal on 26th October 2016 to discuss collaboration opportunities between Bansal Group of Institutes and French Universities. Dr. D.K. Rajoriya, Director, Bansal Institute of Research and Technology and Dr. Abhishek Tiwari, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bansal Institute of Research and Technology, Bhopal, India organized this visit to explore opportunities in France for students. The occasion was graced by Er. Sunil Bansal, Secretary, Bansal Group of Institutes and Dr. Sanjay Jain, Joint Secretary, Bansal Group of Institutes. Dr. Sandrine discussed about various opportunities for Indian students in France with the management of Bansal Group. Er. Sunil Bansal, Secretary, Bansal Group and Dr. Sanjay Jain, Joint Secretary, Bansal Group have welcomed the move to start international relations with France. She further discussed scholarship opportunities for masters/PhD students along with scholarships for summer internship opportunities for B.Tech students. The visit of President of France to India and visit of our Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to France has opened new opportunities for Indian students in France. Er. Sunil Bansal, who represented Bansal Group, discussed at length the collaboration opportunities between Bansal Group and French Universities and companies. Dr. Dinesh Rajoriya, Director, Bansal Institute of Research and Technology discussed the opportunities to send students from Bansal Institutes to France and further visits are planned to make this collaboration in true sense. Mrs. Amruta Datar, Campus France discussed that French government award several scholarship opportunities to Indian students. The tuition fees in France are generally waived off and a mere registration fees of roughly 300 euros is to be paid by students in a public university. Post the presentation, there was a round of question and answers for clearing queries by students. Dr. Abhishek Tiwari who is a PhD from Monash University, Australia also did his diplôme d'ingénieur (Master of Engineering) from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Céramique Industrielle (ENSCI) Limoges, France. The education in France is highly attractive because of high quality of education. Dr. Sandrine further discussed that China sends around 30000 students in a year which is 10 times higher than intake of Indian students in France. French is a foreign language for Chinese and Indian students therefore the huge gap between intake of Indian and Chinese students is not justified and there is need to make awareness among Indian students to explore opportunities in France.
Dr. Sandrine Maxmilien (right in the photo), Scientific Attaché, French Embassy in India, Mrs. Amruta Datar (middle in the photo), Manager, Campus France and Mrs Reeta Gohade (left in the photo), Administrative and Cultural Coordinator, Alliance Française de Bhopal. .