Hi all, this blog will revert to a travelog for a few days, as I'm off to Pilani, Rajasthan with my school, for a ten-day stay there and thereabouts. After the failure (seems a strong word, but well, that's what it really was...) of our attempt last year to establish a link with an institution in Jaipur, we're trying again this time with BK BIET, Pilani: hopefully this time we'll succeed in establishing a partnership which we would like to create between our French Institute of Engineering and an Indian college!
The pretext for this trip is BK BIET's Conference on Communications systems, held there on 18th-20th October, but it isn't just a pretext, because I'm going along with a professor of Mathematics who will look into the scientific side of the feasibility of the project, so we might meet people during the Conference who might play a future role.
6 students are also coming with us, all from our Mathematical Engineering department, and even if this number is relatively small, we're hoping they are going to be very helpful in bringing back to France their opinion of possible studies there for future Indian students, and of course they will be the best suited to describe their own studies at INSA !
Naturally a programme of activities has been set up, we're first going to discover the Institute, the students will follow some classes, and so understand how studies are carried out in India, then we have the three days of the International Conference, and finally BK BIET has devised an exciting 3 day tour of the region, for even if all this won't be very new for me, I hope that new lovers of India will return home to talk about it and encourage many others!
So keep tuned for news which of course will be more directed to family and friends, (and in French!) but which you're free to enjoy just as much as cinema and literature!