Have you ever wanted to pursue your education in a foreign country? Was ever France on your priority list? What is holding you back? Grab a seat in one of the colleges of a country which is famous for providing one of the best educations in the world. As an advantage to students, with dramatically reduced tuition fees in comparison to other leading study abroad destinations, studying in France is more economically viable for international students.
France and India have traditionally been ‘close friends’ such that the bilateral educational opportunity between the two countries remained stable through centuries and have grown over the past few years. France and India established a ‘Consortrium’ of Indo-French Universities to increase educational cooperation.
The number of Indian students studying in France in various fields has increased over the years. For the academic year 2011-2012, 2550 Indian students migrated to France to pursue higher education. The French universities offer a broad range of programmes, no matter if you study in Paris, Nancy or Bordeaux. Popular university rankings include The Academic Ranking of World Universities or Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranks universities from around the world and based on various indicators like research quality, teaching quality, internship opportunities, language of instruction and study location.
Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) (Ranked 66 in the world as per 2017 ranking)
The École normale supérieure was created in Paris in 1794, during the French Revolution, to train the nation’s future teachers according to the critical and secular spirit of the new Republic.
The institution focuses on preparing the scientists and specialists in the humanities, social sciences for a wide range of careers in the public and private sectors.
École Polytechnique (Ranked 116 in the world as per 2017 ranking)
A product of the French Revolution and the Age of Enlightenment, École Polytechnique has a rich history that spans over 220 years. All École Polytechnique courses are highly selective, apply a multidisciplinary scientific approach, and are closely involved with research.
École Polytechnique's research strategy combines the production of fundamental knowledge with the development of solutions to applied, technological and societal issues and provides 5 Master degree courses.
Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University (UPMC) (Ranked 121 in the world as per 2017 ranking)
This school was founded by Guillaume de Champeaux in 1971, UPMC celebrated both the reconstruction of the Zamansky tour and nine centuries of university activity on the site of the Saint Victor Abbey, renowned as a center of Western intellectual renaissance, with a famous library and a training center for clerics.
The research division's focus is to respond to certain important issues of twenty-first century societies. The need to reduce pollution and energy consumption leads to considerable research in the field of mechanics: reduced emissions through optimized gears and new engine concepts, particularly in the field of land and air transport.
University of Paris Sud (Ranked 179 in the world as per 2017 ranking)
Paris-Sud University maintains a close relationship with leading research organizations as well as the French Grandes Ecoles and is also a founding member of the new Paris-Saclay University.
The university is renowned not only for its research but also for the extent and variety of its courses and programmes, both in academic disciplines at Bachelor, Master’s, and PhD levels, and in technical training. Paris-Sud is particularly recognized for the high level of its basic research, most notably in mathematics and physics. In Health Sciences, its research has had rich and fruitful results in therapeutic innovation in a large number of medical fields. Its Law, Economics and Management teams carry out highly original research in fields such as new technologies and innovation.
With the increase in the number of universities popping up in France, French government invites international students to study and excel at their universities. As a part of this move, an education fair organised by iCircle will be held nationwide. Though the opportunity to study abroad is wide, the needed students fail to get first hand knowledge about the same., says Shafeer, an organiser of the fair.
Those students who have the opportunity and the situation to study about sometimes are not aware of the potential resources. There are a lot of opportunities to study with a scholarship, pursue higher education along with work, and do research programme. But the truth is most students hailing from Kerala do not know about the educational provisionsShafeer, an organiser
International Higher Education Fair 2017 will be conducted in Kochi on 28 April and 29 April This would be the best environment for the wanting students to interact with the colleges and universities of their choice.