The Department of Science and Technology, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and French Embassy jointly organized the India-France Technology Summit from 23-24 October 2013 in the Capital. A number of Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) has been signed between India and France in the field of Science & Technology and Education.
During the summit, various programs for increasing bilateral collaboration in the field of Science & Technology were announced along with a new scholarship program for exchange of undergraduate and graduate Students for spring semester. Among other important educational announcements during the summit was the establishment of Mahindra-Ecole Centrale Engineering College in Hyderabad.
Also, a partnership agreement was signed between Sciences Po Paris and Ashoka University to execute undergraduate and postgraduate student exchange and faculty exchange program. Among several other initiatives taken at the summit were the establishments of an HR Club of French companies in India and an India-France Job Opportunities Board for those Indian students who have pursued higher education in France.