You will find in this section, some of the latest scientific news in which the French Institute of Pondicherry is directly or indirectly involved.


The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, has presented at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on March 23, 2015, the Presidential Award of Certificate of Honour for the year 2014, to four scholars associated to the French Institute of Pondicherry.


Prof. Gilles Boeuf was invited by the IFP in the framework of the Cycle of Conferences of the Collège de France in India, to deliver a lecture at the Alliance française of Pondicherry on March 6, 2015, on the theme "Biodiversity and global warming".


The IFP, in collaboration with Pondy ART (, will be presenting a photo exhibition on "Heritage of the Family: Tamil Studio Portraiture (1880 – 1980)" from 25th February...


The French Institute of Pondicherry participated in the 2015 Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS), the 15th edition of which was themed "Sustainable Development Goals and Dealing with Climate Change".


The staff members of the French Institute of Pondicherry will be observing a one minute silence at the "French War Memorial" on January 8, 2015 at 4.30 pm in homage to the victims of the tragic shooting that occurred in Paris on January 7, 2015, which left 12 people dead and many wounded at the Paris office of the French satirical magazine "Charlie Hebdo".

French President Francois...


International workshop on "Indian Literature as Comparative Literature: Regional Modernisms and the Idea of Indian Literature (Workshop II)" at the French Institute of Pondicherry on 18th and 19th December 2014.


The 17th National Convention on Knowledge, Library and Information Networking - NACLIN 2014 will be organised by DELNET in collaboration with French Institute of Pondicherry, from December 9-11, 2014 at Hotel Anandha Inn Convention Center, Pondicherry...


The Social Sciences Winter School in Pondicherry is an ambitious project of Indo-French cooperation in social sciences between the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP, UMIFRE 21, USR 3330) and the Pondicherry University (School of Social Sciences and International Studies), with a view...


The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, has awarded the Certificate of Honour to the following scholars of Sanskrit who are/were associated with the French Institute of Pondicherry.


The issue N°42 of Pattrika, bulletin of the French research institutes in India, has been published.


A one-day workshop entitled "Islamic Law and Property Distribution in India" organized by the Andromaque project of the French National Agency for Research (ANR), and the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP) will be held at the IFP on Friday November 14, 2014.


There is very little information available to the Indian public on the moth species, their ecology or habits. The IndianMoths group on the India Biodiversity Portal (IBP) seeks to address this issue by aggregating species information on moths and providing a venue...


Arcadia, through the Endangered Archives Programme of the British Library, UK, has agreed to offer the French Institute of Pondicherry a grant of up to £12,807 over 12 months for the project entitled: “Documentation of endangered temple art of Tamil Nadu”, under the direction of Dr....


10 seats are available to participate in an INQUA ( funded workshop ‘Palaeoanthropological Perspectives on Plant Communities in South Asia’, jointly organized by the Sharma Centre...

Pondicherry University Entrance Examination: PhD programmes offered at the IFP for the academic year 2014-15

The India Biodiversity Portal is organizing a neighbourhood trees campaign from Earth Day, 22nd April until 27th April 2014. The aim of the campaign is to create awareness on the importance of trees in neighbourhoods and to crowd source and aggregate information on tree diversity in India. All data will be openly accessible and in the public domain. The campaign will be...


The "Dancing Shiva", a program that was broadcast on ABC1, Australia on 24th March 2014, in which the photo collection of the French Institute of Pondicherry/EFEO is mentioned as being instrumental in helping the police identify some stolen statues of temples in south India.


The WIKWIO (Weed Identification and Knowledge in the Western Indian Ocean) Project was launched on November 21, 2013. This project, which is headed by the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), is funded in the framework of the ACP S&T II programme of the European Union for a three-year duration and a budget of nearly one million...


Ms. Lucie Dejouhanet, who had conducted part of her PhD thesis at the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP) from 2004 to 2007, has won the 3rd Prix de thèse 2013 (3rd Prize for best PhD), awarded by the French National Committee for Geography, for her dissertation entitled " ’Unclear Occupation’. The Channel of Ayurvedic Plants: Paradoxes and Limits in State Management of Forest Resources in...


Prof. N.S.R. Tatacharya was awarded the prestigious Viswabharati Award for the year 2013 for his scholarly work in 4 volumes titled "Sabdabodhamimamsa", published by the French Institute of Pondicherry and the Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi..