Services and facilities

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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
Expertise: 

The IFP provides expertise and consultancy for various stakeholders in the fields of forestry, archaeology, water management, manuscript conservation, etc. Individuals, groups, as well as private and public institutions are welcome to contact us. An estimate of cost will be sent after evaluating the scope and time needed to accomplish the work.

Our heritage building: 

The IFP is located in a former colonial mansion facing the Bay of Bengal, in a quiet part of Pondicherry. Our terrace facing the sea is available for rent (Rs. 30,000 per evening). Our lecture hall can also host events (for corporate or private purposes). For security reasons, some terms and conditions are laid down.

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.