A partnership between Michelin and Centrale Nantes for training Indian engineers

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The Ecole Centrale de Nantes and Michelin have signed an agreement that aims at promoting scientific training of Indian engineers to meet the needs of recruitment of Michelin India, and to promote the French language and culture. Through this agreement, 10 students of Indian universities will make a two-year Master in France at the Ecole Centrale de Nantes, and a specialization course at Michelin. The first Indian students funded by Michelin and the French Institute should start their first year of studies at Centrale Nantes master in September 2013.

The French Institute, Embassy of France in India and several Indian universities, already partners of Ecole Centrale de Nantes, also participate in the partnership:

  • Anna University, Chennai
  • VIT Vellore
  • IIT Kanpur
  • IIT Bombay

These four universities serve as the main recruitment pool for applications for scholarships offered. In addition, the French Alliance of Madras in Chennai will be responsible for the pre-training of Indian candidates to French language.

This association Company / State / Grandes Ecoles stresses the social responsibility of a French company in the countries in which it operates. The scholarships will indeed allow Indian students to study abroad in an engineering school and to do an internship in a company leader in its field.

In addition, this partnership allows adapting the academic to the needs of specific business recruitment and training engineers in a highly specialized field. In addition, scholarship students have the advantage of knowing France and speaking French at the end of their training.

“The student will, during 2 years, learn French and experience our culture. he will be the best ambassador of France when returning to his country. He will have established a network of knowledge and friendship with which he can collaborate in the future, ” enthuses Arnaud Poitou, director of the Ecole Centrale de Nantes.

Source: Michelin

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With more and more localized R & D activity in India, Europeans OEMs need either to send engineers to be on site to perform technology transfer or bring Indians and train students to their processes and methods in Europe. I think the second solution is less expensive and more efficient in the long term for both parties. What do you think?


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