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Memorandum Of Understanding between IIT Bombay and École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay

IIT Bombay signed a Memorandum of understanding with École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay, Paris, France on June 22nd, 2018. In order to promote cooperation, the two institutions agree to encourage direct contact and mutually beneficial cooperation between their respective faculty, research institutes, departments and administrative staff.

The initial area of collaboration will be through:

  • Visit and exchange by faculty members and research scholars.
  • Joint research activities and joint supervision of research work
  • Joint conference and symposia on subjects of mutual interest.
  • Exchange of information including, but not limited, research publications of faculty members.

Academic coordinators and administrative officers have been appointed to design joint activities. The Memorandum of Understanding has been signed for 5 years and is renewable thereafter for three-year terms subject to mutual consent.

The École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay (also ENS Paris-Saclay or Normale Sup' Paris-Saclay), formerly ENS Cachan, is a higher education institution located in Cachan within the Val-de-Marne department near Paris, in the Île-de-France region of France.

ENS Paris-Saclay is one of the most prestigious and selective French grandes écoles. Like all other grandes écoles, this elite higher education institution is not included in the mainstream framework of the French public universities. Along with the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, ENS Lyon and ENS Rennes, the school belongs to the informal network of French écoles normales supérieures, forming the top level of research and education in the French higher educational system.

In 2014, ENS Paris-Saclay became a founding member of the University of Paris-Saclay consortium, an initiative to integrate and combine resources from a number of different grande sécoles, public universities, and research institutions. The school currently plans to move in 2019 to a new campus located in the commune of Gif-sur-Yvette on the Saclay plateau, France's "Silicon Valley," where it will be near other members of the Paris-Saclay research-intensive and business cluster.