French Institute of Pondicherry
French Institute of Pondicherry
11, Saint Louis Street Pondicherry – 605 001, India
Tel : + 91- 413-2231616
Fax :
+ 91- 413-2231605

The IFP is next to the Consulate General of France and the Chief Secretariat of the Government of Pondicherry. The main bus terminus from the Institute is about 4kms. Autorickshaws and cycle rickshaws are transport means to get to the IFP.

To contact any individual staff member, please browse the staff section of our website.


Opening time
The Institute is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. The library is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m from Monday to Friday.
Accomodation facilities

The Institute has accommodation facilities in its premises (4 rooms with air conditioning, access to internet,…) for researchers and students who are short-term guests. The bookings need to be made in advance by writing to the Secretary General (right of admission and eligibility is the decision of the Director).

Accomodation IFP Trainee * Student * Researcher * Other public
Single Room Free 500 INR 800 INR 1500 INR
Double Room Free 650 INR 1000 INR 1800 INR

* Rates applied on presentation of valid documentary proof and in accordance with the rules of the IFP.

Join us

Any application for job, internship or PhD association, in order to be considered, should imperatively be made through the provided documents. Any request that does not follow the requested format, will not be taken into consideration.You will receive a reply only if a favourable recommendation is given to your application. If you wish to apply for a position at the IFP, but you are not residing in India and are not an Indian national, please make sure you have all the necessary papers to obtain a student visa. Please contact the Embassy of India in your country of residence for information as to how to obtain a student visa.


For an Internship
For an Affiliation