CEFIPRA’s programmes

The CEFIPRA (Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research, also called IFCPAR) is a model for international collaborative research in advanced areas of Science & Technology. The CEFRIPA’s mandate is to promote collaborative research between India and France in advanced science and technology.

The Centre was established in 1987 and is supported by the 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.


  • The Scientific Collaborative Research Programme focuses on academia-to-academia collaborations between Indian and French academic collaborators in various domains.
  • The Industry Academia Research & Development Programme emphasizes to develop the linkage between Industry and Academia from France and India.
  • Dedicated mobility support programmes provide exposure to young researchers of the working, social and cultural environment of the partnering country.
  • Targeted Programmes 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.