Lycée français de Pondichéry

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Lycée français de Pondicherry
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Lycée main courtyard.
12 Rue Victor Simonel, Pondicherry, Puducherry,
Type Private
Motto Motto
Established 1826
Grades Class 1 – 12
Number of students 1,400
Campus size 5 acres (20,000 m2)
Affiliation University of Rennes

The Lycée français de Pondichéry is a French international school Pondicherry in Puducherry, India.[1]

It is the oldest French international school on the Asian continent.[2] It is one of the most important French high schools (lycée français) outside France and the second largest in Asia after that in Hong Kong.[citation needed] The school serves the period from pre-primary through lycée (senior high school).[3]

The Lycée français de Pondichéry was established as the Collège Royal on 26 October 1826 by Eugène Panon, Comte Desbassayns de Richemont, then Governor-General of Pondichéry in French India, during the Bourbon Restoration.

Affiliated with the University of Rennes,[4] it is the oldest lycée outside France. Today it welcomes around 1,400 students from elementary school to baccalauréat level.

The French Institute of Pondicherry has hosted training sessions for teachers of the lycée.[5]

In 2014 the school signed a memorandum of understanding with the Future Foundation School providing for student exchanges.[6]

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  1. ^ "Registration Form." Lycée français de Pondichéry. Retrieved on 22 January 2015. "12, rue Victor Simonel 605001-Pondichéry"
  2. ^ "Introduction." Lycée Français of Pondicherry. Retrieved on 22 January 2015.
  3. ^ "The “LYCEE” ( 10th 11th and 12th standard)." Lycée Français of Pondicherry. Retrieved on 22 January 2015.
  4. ^ Department of Industries and Commerce staff. "French connections, Lycee français". This institute is affiliated to the University of Rennes in France. 
  5. ^ Institut français de Pondichéry (IFP) Staff. "Training sessions for the teachers of the French Lycée of Pondicherry". 
  6. ^ "School pact opens window to French education" (Archive). The Times of India. November 8, 2014. Retrieved on January 22, 2015.

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Coordinates: 11°55′50″N 79°49′57″E / 11.9305°N 79.8326°E / 11.9305; 79.8326