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Front facade of the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP)
Front facade of the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP)
Rear side view of the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP)
Rear side view of the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP)
Garden of the IFP
Garden of the IFP
Main Indology Hall of the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP)
Main Indology Hall of the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP)
The Library reading room of the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP)
The Library reading room of the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP)
Jawaharlal Nehru Conference Hall
Jawaharlal Nehru Conference Hall
Visit of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru to the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP) on October 4, 1955
Visit of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru to the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP) on October 4, 1955
Dr. Jean Filiozat, 1st Director of the IFP
Dr. Jean Filiozat, 1st Director of the IFP
Inauguration of NACLIN 2014 in the presence of former President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
Inauguration of NACLIN 2014 in the presence of former President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, presenting at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on March 23, 2015, the Presidential Award of Certificate of Honour to Pandit S. Sambandan Sivacharya
President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, presenting at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on March 23, 2015, the Presidential Award of Certificate of Honour to Pandit S. Sambandan Sivacharya
Objectives:   This project,  which is supported by the British Library with funding from the Arcadia association, aims to digitise and catalogue siddha manuscripts as well as items related to siddha tradition: a private collection at Muncirai (Kanniyakumari district) and collections belonging to Siddha practitioners located in...
The REPASTOL exploratory program works in line with the recent considerations about agro-ecology extended to sustainable agri-food systems. It carries on a fundamentally multidisciplinary and global research on milk agri-food systems. In France and Southern Europe, raw milk production as an alternative to pasteurisation has a longstanding history...
Dialogic exploration of futures for sustainable farming on overexploited aquifers (DIALAQ)   Groundwater resources are confronted with an increased risk of depletion and pollution leading to more water scarcity and crisis. Water users and managers are encouraged to develop strategies that also take climate change into account. The...
Axis 1. of the Social Sciences Department /   Objectives:   After the Ervadi tragedy in an informal mental home located at the dargah in which a fire caused the death of 28 persons in 2001, government measures were taken to improve mental healthcare and to restrict the stay of patients in religious places where no...
Axis 4. of the Ecology Department /   History and Background: New tools for capacity building in Taxonomy The number of taxonomists and ecologists is dwindling the world over at an alarming rate. This has been acknowledged as one of the “taxonomic impediments” hindering the full implementation of the Convention on Biological...
Axis 4. of the Social Sciences Department /   Objectives: Locating and copying endangered records of village judicial assemblies (1870-1940). Though India’s rich legal history and traditions has attracted great interest from historians, anthropologists and legal scholars, very little is known on actual procedures and...
Axis 1. of the Social Sciences Department /   Objectives:   These past decades, India has been facing a drastic increase in food-related diseases, which need to be examined in depth. The main objective of the programme Food and nutrition in Indian contexts is to analyze all the factors which have contributed in the past...
Objectives: SHIVA stands for “Socio-economic Assessment of the rural Vulnerability of water users under stressors of global changes in the Hard rock area of South India”. The project aims at assessing the rural vulnerability of water uses under stressors of global change in the hard rocks area of South India from a socio-economic point of view...
Axis 4. of the Ecology Department /   Objectives:   If agricultural development is to be successful and biodiversity is to be conserved, then accurate knowledge of the identity, geographic distribution and uses of plants is essential. Unfortunately, such basic information is often only partially available for...
Axis 4. of the Indology Department /   Objectives: To prepare an exhaustive historical study of the Buddhist sites. To make photo documentation of all the sites. Materials and methods: The sites were studied with reference to the classical literature, inscriptions and archaeological reports. The...

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