The "Dancing Shiva"

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.

April 15, 2014, 11:16 a.m.

Launch of the WIKWIO Project

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 Euros.

Jan. 2, 2014, 10:14 a.m.

Prof. N.S.R. Tatacharya, awarded the prestigious Viswabharati Award for the year 2013

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..

Oct. 22, 2013, 6:25 p.m.

Lucie Dejouhanet awarded the 3rd Prize for best PhD by the French National Committee for Geography

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 Kerala (India)" (University of Paris X - Nanterre, 2012).

Oct. 22, 2013, 6:25 p.m.