Hyderabad: The Consul General of France for Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka Mr Dominique Casusse said that the higher educational institutions, whose curricula was in tune with the needs of the Indian industry requirements, would extend its contribution to address the human resources problem being faced by the industry in South India.
The Campus France, which was spearheading the task of promotion of higher education institution in the world, organized Question and Answer session of Mr Dominique Casusse with media persons in the City.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Dominique Casusse said: “The Industrialists at a conference felt that the major problem being faced by south Indian firms was lack of required skilled human resources. I am confident that the higher educational institutions of France will contribute their might in solving the problem as they were offering various range of courses for foreign students including from India. We will strive to achieve the target of Prime Minister of France to reach 6,000 students from India to join in France Institutions from present 2,000 students”.
He reminded that France has reopened its consulate office in Calcutta and started new consulate office in Bangalore in the last year. The issuance of VISAs was also started at these Consulates. The authorities of Consulates were taking precautions not to give any scope for illegal immigration. The VISA applications of the students, who wants to fly to France, would be scrutinized thoroughly, he maintained. The Indian Restaurants in France were available at most of the places to dish out own food to Indian students. The students can also stay for another six months period after completion of their courses to search a job in the country, he added.
The Alliance Francaise Director, Mr Jean-Manuel-Duhaunt said: “Alliance Francaise Centre at West Maredpally was extending France learning courses and 1, 5000 students were pursuing the course presently. The Centre was also launching Diploma Course in France in May for Children. The Library of the Centre was consisted of 300 books and DVDs that helps to learn France. The Alliance Francaise will also be setup at Banjara Hills and Masab Tank soon.”
The Education Advisor of Campus France, Mrs Vasudha Muralikrishna explained the courses offered by the education institutions in France for foreign students. France Higher Education was renowned for its quality and international recognition. There were 400 Internationally renowned higher education and research institutes including 83 Universities, 200 engineering, 200 management and 23 Architecture colleges in France.
Giving details about the scholarships available for the students in France, Mrs Vasudha informed that Orange Scholarships, Embassy Scholarships, Air Liquid Scholarships, Veritas Scholarships and Alliance Francaise Scholarships would offer financial assistance to the merit students. The course fee of France institutions was only three fourths of what is charged by US institutes. Along with the Course in English, the students would be taught France language. Knowing France would definitely an asset to the students at international job market, she added. (NSS)