The Thales Group will be offering about 15 educational grants to Indian students in 2007 through its education programme — Thales Academia. The programme, launched last year, is a comprehensive support package for graduate students in India, China and Russia, wishing to study in France.
The Group has already roped in some of Europe’s most prestigious graduate schools, such as members of the ParisTech network (Polytechnique, Telecoms Paris, etc), HEC and ESSEC. The students can also avail free intensive French-language training from the local Alliance Française before they leave for France. They are, then, invited to follow an advanced specialised course in engineering science or business management at a renowned French university or graduate schools of their choice.