The Dhanamanjuri or DM University is all set for a series of students and faculties exchange programme with universities in France with support from the Consulate of France and facilitate the youths who aspire for higher studies in France.
An interaction programme with the Consulate of France, Kolkata on Higher Education Studies in France was organised on Monday by the DM University at its campus in Imphal West.
During the programme, director of Alliance Francaise, Nicolas Facino assured to provide a French language teacher at DM University on a time-to-time basis to teach basic French.
Manager of Campus France Kolkata, France Institute in India, Sourav Bhowmik, while addressing the students and faculties, pointed out that the French education system is very flexible and provides a variety of courses taught in English except for medical, besides being affordable compared to universities in India.
Nevertheless, knowing the French language serves as an advantage for the students as it is widely spoken and understood worldwide, he added.
Moreover, scholarships are being provided at a wide range by the institutes as well as the government to support the education, he said, adding that the Consulate is also ready to help the aspirant students in getting their visa done, counselling and in search of projects.
Pointing out that France and India had signed an agreement “Mutual Recognition of Academic Qualifications” in 2019 which is the only such intergovernmental agreement that India has entered into, he said, as a result, the students need not appear for any examination for admission in France and vice-versa.
Both the governments recognised the degree so it is a great reason for considering studying in France, he added.
Principal of DM College of Arts, Prof Ch Sheelaramani, while speaking to the media, said the plan to introduce French language at the university will be a window to the aspirants who want to pursue higher studies in France.
Being a great place to study modern and postmodern philosophy, basic sciences, arithmetic, animation, graphic designing, music, paintings and others, she said adding French is indeed a strong foundation for education.