INSTITUT FRANÇAIS INDIA
Innovation·Creativity·Partnership
SEPTEMBER 2017
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SAVE THE DATE: NOVEMBER 2017- FEBRUARY 2018
BONJOUR INDIA See video >>
Shaping the next decade of Indo-French human exchange, Bonjour India 2017-2018 will incubate dreams, ideas and projects moving the partnership between both countries into the future. Read more >>

Venue: All over India
Date: November 2017 - February 2018

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
KNOW YOUR INDO-FRENCH HERITAGE COMPETITION

A reminder for schools that have already registered to KNOW YOUR INDO-FRENCH HERITAGE to send in their submissions. This India-wide French language competition is organised by Institut français India in the framework of Bonjour India, open free-of-charge to all students learning French in India. Schools are asked to submit first proposals by 7th September.
Venue: All over India
Date: September 7
RENTRÉE LITTÉRAIRE: A SEASONAL PICK
In France the first weeks of September are synonymous with la rentrée - the end of summer holidays, going back to school and work. It is also an intense period of time where new books are released and hit the page-one of newspapers. The Frenhc Book Office presents a seasonal pick. Read more >>
Venue: All over France
Date: early-September
PHOTO EXHIBIT: THE SURFACE OF THINGS See video>>
Showcasing works by photographers Edson Beny Dias, Sukanya Ghosh, Srinivas Kuruganti & Uzma Mohsin, this exhibit focuses on photography as process. From conversations with Rahaab Allana. Read more >>
Venue: Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai
Date: Ongoing till 19 September
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM, closed Wednesdays
INDO-FRENCH COOPERATION
DELF-DALF EXAMS
French-Language Proficiency Tests
DELF-DALF are internationally-recognised certifications for French-language proficiency. The exams are already offered in India through the network of the Alliance Française in India. Contact your nearest AF office to register.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: SCHOLARSHIP!
SPRING 2018 CHARPAK EXCHANGE PROGRAM
The Charpak Exchange Program offers the following benefits to scholarship awardees based on merit:
* Living allowance € 615
* Medical insurance (approx € 300 / academic year)
Student visa fee waiver (INR 16,500 approx)
* Assistance to find affordable student accommodation
Note: Please check with institutions for their policy on tuition fee waivers.
Application deadline: 8 September
PRE-DEPARTURE SESSION:
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ASSISTANTS
Institut français India has several programmes to help students and teachers of French in India experience France and its culture. English language Assistants in France is one such programme. By living and working in France, English language assistants improve their knowledge of the French language and culture, while sharing their English language skills by teaching at various positions in schools, colleges or training institutions. More information
Venue: New Delhi
Date: 28 September
EVENTS
BACK-TO-SCHOOL: LYCÉE FRANCAIS DE DELHI
Another school year begins at the French school in Delhi. Welcoming students from all nationalities, the Lycee Francais de Delhi provides French-medium education to its primary and secondary students. This year it will also offer kindergarten services. Read more >>
Venue: Lycee Francais de Delhi
Date: 7 September
JAZZ: LORENZO NACCARATO TRIO INDIA TOUR
Lorenzo Naccarato Trio elaborates on 'kinematic jazz': the notion of movement lies at the heart of its musical exploration. Founded in 2012 with Adrien Rodriguez and Benjamin Naud, Lorenzo Naccarato Trio gained renown in Toulouse in the emerging jazz scene and, from springboards to festivals, received the public’s increasingly enthusiastic welcome.
Venues & Dates:
Chennai: 15 September (more here)
Bangalore: 17 September
Ahmedabad: 19 September
Pune: 21 September
Delhi: 23 September
CIRCUS ART / JUGGLING: FRANÇOIS CHAT INDIA TOUR
Mixing juggling and theatre, Francois Chat is one of the pioneers of gestural theatre. Chat has already directed over 15 projects with his inimitable style. On his India tour he will perform 'Metamorphoses' and 'Le Sacre du Fantôme des Rues'.
Venues & Dates:
Chennai : 28 Sept - Metamorphoses (more here)
Pondicherry : 1 Oct - Metamorphoses
Trivandrum: 4 Oct - Le Sacre du Fantôme des Rues
Goa: 6 Oct - Le Sacre du Fantôme des Rues
Lucknow: 8 Oct - Le Sacre du Fantôme des Rues
Delhi: 11 Oct - Metamorphoses
Kolkata: 13 Oct - Metamorphoses
Chennai: 15 Oct - Le Sacre du Fantôme des Rues

CAR LAUNCH: RENAULT CAPTUR
Renault recently announced that it will bring the crossover to India before the end of 2017. The French manufacturer has been testing the Captur for Indian markets for the past few months. Captur is already one of the highest selling crossovers in Europe. Read more >>
Coming in October.

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