The French Institute of Pondicherry is related to French Foreign Affairs ministry. Its function is research, expertise, tuition about Indology, Social Sciences and Ecology in South and South East of Asia. The library is open to all.
INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage) is an all India organisation, with headquarters in New Delhi, dedicated to heritage conservation and awareness. It has more than 140 chapters all over the country.
The French Alliance in Pondicherry was created in 1897. Its main activity is to provide French classes; it also offer to its members : concerts, exhibitions, cinema... To become a member is very easy and open to all.