The NEHU likely to collaborate with French institutes

SHILLONG, March 25: North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) is seeking to partner with universities and institutes of higher education in France for academic and cultural collaborations.
The Consul General of France, Didier Talpain and his team made up of Dr Fabien Chareix, Scientific and Academic Cooperation Attaché, French Institute in India, French Embassy in India and Noémie Gicquelet, French Language Cooperation Attaché, went to the NEHU to discuss the bases of collaborations between the first central State university and French universities and grandes écoles.
The Registrar of NEHU, Dr. JN Nayak, gave a presentation on the background leading to the establishment of the University which features works in different fields of study and is a multidisciplinary institute. He mentioned that NEHU is interested in having a Memorandum of Understanding with educational institutions in France, through the Consulate General, for the benefit of students and researchers.
NEHU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Prabha Shankar Shukla said the University has a vibrant faculty in eight schools – School of Technology, School of Humanities, School of Education, School of Humanities and Environmental Sciences, School of Social Sciences, School of Economics, Management and Information Sciences, School of Physical Sciences and School of Life Sciences. He specifically mentioned Professor Badaplin War from Khasi department who was recently honored with the Padma Shri for her contribution in the field of literature and education.
He added that with the Indo-French academic collaboration, students from NEHU and French institutes will benefit.
The Consul General of France and Dr. Charix have expressed interest in collaborating with the University for academic and research activities, including scholarship opportunities for deserving NEHU students.