Welcome to India House


Thirteen years after its independence from the British Empire, the deed of gift of a plot of land for the construction of a Maison de l’Inde within the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris was signed in January 1960 by the Indian government, at the instigation of the Indian Ambassador to France, Mr Nedyam Raghavan, and in the presence of Professor Humayun Kabir, then Minister of Scientific Research and Cultural Affaires of India.

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Resident Life

In keeping with the common admissions policy of the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, the Fondation de la Maison de l’Inde accepts Master’s and PhD students as well as postdoctoral fellows in all fields, in addition to a small number of artists or high-level sportspersons. While students are accepted for one academic year, renewable twice, postdoctoral fellow are accepted for a maximum of two years from the date of arrival.

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Intellectual & Cultural Life

Apart from providing housing for postgraduate students and researchers from India, as well as other countries through the mixing policy of the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, the missions of the Maison de l’Inde also include the promotion of intellectual and cultural exchanges between peoples. 

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Alumni & Associations 

The Maison de l’Inde is part of a vibrant ecosystem of Indian regional and cultural associations in Paris, many of which count among their members distinguished alumni of the Maison going back more than half a century. We take great pleasure in inviting our alumni and alumnae…

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Pratical Info

Address & contact

Fondation de la Maison de l’Inde
Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris
7 R, boulevard Jourdan 75014 Paris
T : 00 33 (0)1 53 80 78 00‬

Opening Hours

Monday-Friday: 9am-1pm, 2pm-5pm, 8pm-10pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 10am-12pm, 3pm-5pm, 8pm-10pm


RER B station Cité universitaire
Tram 3A: Cité universitaire or Stade Charléty
Bus: 67, 21 Stade Charléty

Access by road: boulevard périphérique, exit Porte d’Orleans ou Porte de Gentilly. Access to the park is forbidden to outside vehicles except after obtaining duly justified prior authorization. Vehicles enter through the security post at 27 boulevard Jourdan. For all requests for temporary access, please contact us 48 hours in advance.