French aerospace company Thales today entered into a tie-up with the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay for a fellowship program.
The two parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create a jointly supervised IIT Bombay-CNRS PhD fellowship scheme starting July 2016, a statement here said.
It is intended to increase the Indo-French scientific collaboration including cross-cooperation between laboratories and research and development for industrial applications, it said.
Under the scheme, students will have a PhD supervisor in India and a co-supervisor in France and can work in fields such as advanced electronics and electromagnetics or complex system engineering.
IIT-Bombay director Devang Khakhar said the partnership will ensure that institute's top students get access to French technologies and advanced industrial environments to carry out research.
"Promoting R and D as a way of fostering economic development is of mutual interest to both Thales and IIT Bombay, making this a preferred collaboration," the chairman and chief executive of Thales Patrice Caine said.
Thales already has joint projects with 50 universities worldwide.