India is expected to sign with France a series of agreements during French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to India seeking to allow Indian professionals to work in that country without needing an additional degree, and vice versa.
At present, India’s large numbers of professionally trained people, such as chartered accountants, teachers and engineers, are unable to practise their profession in other nations without getting a second degree from the country concerned.
“The proposed agreement with France would allow Indian professionals to practise in France and other places where French academic standards are accepted, such as the Quebec province of Canada, and vice versa,” told a senior official from the French embassy.
The agreement would be signed by Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar and his French counterpart Frédérique Vidal on Saturday, when Macron reaches Delhi. Both governments would also unveil close to 20 agreements between higher education institutions, as well as the Franco India Education Trust, sources said.