New Delhi, 21 May 1974
The Government of the Republic of INDIA
The Government of the Republic of SENEGAL
CONSCIOUS OF the cultural ties which exist between the two countries, and
DESIROUS OF promoting and developing such relations in the realms of literature, arts, science, technology and education,
HAVE DECIDED to conclude this Agreement of Cultural Cooperation.
The Contracting Parties shall facilitate and encourage cooperation between universities and other institutions of higher education,
technical, artistic and other schools, scientific laboratories, scientific and artistic associations, academies, museums and libraries
in the two countries.
The Contracting Parties shall exchange university professors and teachers in higher educational institutions and members of scientific
The Contracting Parties undertake to encourage the exchange of cultural, scientific and educational material between universities
and other educational, scientific and cultural organisations.
Each Contracting Party shall endeavour to grant to the students of the other Party scholarships for higher studies in the institutions
mentioned in Article 1.
Each Contracting Party undertakes to examine the conditions under which equivalence between the diplomas and the university degrees
given in the two countries shall be encouraged.
The Contracting Parties shall encourage reciprocal visits of professors, educationalists, writers, artists and other experts for study
tours, delivering lectures, and participation in conferences, congresses, seminars and important cultural and artistic events.
The Contracting Parties shall facilitate in their respective countries, access to the educational institutions, laboratories, archives
and museums to the savants and research workers of the two Parties.
Each Contracting Party shall encourage a better understanding of the culture of the other Party through the medium of radio television
Each Contracting Party shall endeavour to facilitate the holding in its territory of concerts, theatrical performances, art, science
and technical exhibitions by the other Party.
Each Contracting Party shall encourage cooperation and exchange of youths in the sphere of popular education and sports.
Each Contracting Party shall endeavour that the text books of history and geography prescribed in their educational establishments
when these contain information concerning the country of the other Party, shall give as far as possible, exact and sufficiently precise
Each Contracting Party shall encourage the translation, publication and distribution of scientific, technical, artistic and literary
works of authors of the other Party. It shall facilitate the publication in its own specialized reviews of articles of cultural and
scientific character relating to the other Party.
Both countries will assist each other, wherever such assistance is needed in the learning of the languages which would promote a better
understanding and appreciation of the culture and civilization of the other Party.
Each Contracting Party shall encourage the creation in its territory of cultural institutions and friendships associations in accordance
with the local laws and general policy of that Government.
It is understood by both Parties that prior clearance of the Government concerned would be obtained before any institution is established
in pursuance of this Agreement.
The Contracting Parties shall encourage the exchange of tourists between the two countries with the object of promoting an understanding
and of reinforcing the amity between the two countries.
For the realisation of the objective of this Agreement, a Joint Commission consisting of representatives of each Contracting Party
shall be set up. The Joint Commission shall meet at least once in two years alternately in New Delhi and Dakar. The functions of
the Joint Commission will be :
(a) to examine periodically the execution of this Agreement;
(b) to advise the Governments concerned on the manner of carrying out the Agreement;
(c) to formulate cultural, scientific and educational exchange programmes and to examine their progress;
(d) to recommend to the Party concerned items of interest to either Party in the fields coming within the scope of this Agreement;
(e) generally to advise the Governments concerned on the means to improve the working of this Agreement.
The Joint Commission may invite experts to attend its meetings in an advisory capacity.
The Present Agreement shall come into force on the date of exchange of instruments of ratification which will take place at Dakar
and shall remain valid until the expiry of six months from the date on which either of the Contracting Parties denounces it.
In case of denunciation which shall be in writing the position enjoyed by the various beneficiaries shall continue till the end of
the year then running and in the case of scholars till the end of the academic year corresponding to the date of the denunciation.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undermentioned Plenipotentiaries have signed it in six authentic copies in French, Hindi and English.
DONE at New Delhi on the Twenty-first day of May 1974 (A.D.) corresponding to the Thirty-first day of Vaksakha 1896 (Saka).
For the Government of the Republic of India
S. NURUL HASAN
Minister of Education, Social Welfare and Culture
For the Government of the Republic of Senegal
Ministry of External Affairs