For school trips organized as part of a France-India partnership, it is possible to ask for potential free visas regarding trips from India to France, for the granting of such visas depends on the French government.
The institut français en Inde will contact the concerned visa section. In all cases, it is the visa section that takes the final decision whether to allow free visas.
To be able to apply for free visas, you must notify the institut français en Inde of your educational project with the partner school. Simply send the project details to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please remember that the educational project should include a linguistic dimension (English learning for the French students, French learning for the Indian students).