The Indo-French Centre for Applied Mathematics (IFCAM) is an international joint research unit (UMI) created at the initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) from the Indian side and the Institute of Mathematics and their Interactions INSMI-CNRS from the French side.

IFCAM is a platform for cooperation between France and India, structured on the basis of existing bilateral collaborations in the field of applied mathematics and at the interface between applied mathematics and computer science, physics or engineering sciences. It will support and boost bilateral projects in these domains, enhance the attractiveness of applied mathematics and mathematics-industry interactions in India.

The centre is located in the Department of Mathematics of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

The centre is funded by the Department of Science and Technology from the Indian side and by CNRS, INRIA, École Normale Supérieure de Paris, École Polytechnique, Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, and Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III from the French side. These are, with Indian Institute of Science, the institutions which have signed the agreement to create IFCAM.

IFCAM funds joint research projects between Indian and French investigators, exchange visits of faculty and students (within the ambit of a research collaboration), exploratory visits, post-doctoral fellowships, joint research workshops, annual summer/winter schools, and visits by Indian researchers (particularly from universities and colleges) to IFCAM.

Events : The next summer school of IFCAM, entitled ‘Numrics and Control of PDE’, will take place from July 22 to August 2, 2013.

News : The next call for projects will be opened from the beginning of May up to June 30, 2013.