Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research (IFCPAR/CEFIPRA) is a model for international collaborative research in advanced areas of Science & Technology. The Centre was established in 1987 and is being supported by Department of Science & Technology, Government of India and the Ministry for Europe & Foreign Affairs, Government of France . CEFIPRA is actively involved in supporting Indo-French Science, Technology & Innovation (ST&I) system through various activities. Scientific Collaborative Research Programme focuses on academia-to-academia collaborations between Indian and French academic collaborators in various domains. Industry Academia Research & Development Programme emphasizes to develop the linkage between Industry and Academia from France and India. Dedicated mobility support programmes of CEFIPRA provide exposure to young researchers of the working, social and cultural environment of the partnering country. Targeted Programmes of CEFIPRA provide platform for Indian and French National Funding Agencies to implement a programmes for specific areas. Innovation programmes through PPP mode, are the programmes where industries join hands with CEFIPRA as a funding partner for supporting R & D in defined priority areas.
To promote collaborative research between India and France in cutting edge Science and Technology