After creating an account via (http://www.inde.campusfrance.org/en/page/online-application), and uploading scanned documents (transcripts, degrees, work ex letters and etc) plus manually entering them along with the uploads, I was called for a short interview at the Campus France office in Delhi. The interviewer checks all the original documents and then asks a few questions about your motivation for the course, why you selected a specific school and why France. After successful completion of this interview, you are presented with a a letter – No Objection Certificate (NOC).
After you’ve received the NOC from Campus France, you may proceed to booking your appointment at the VFS/VISA office in your city/country. I was told that the appointment at the visa office should be taken about two months prior to leaving for france.
Note: This is a compulsory process and before applying for the visa you must go through this. The fee for this clearance, in February 2013, is/was Rs. 8500/-, but may vary elsewhere or at another instance of time. Also, this does not include the Visa fee that would be paid separately at the Visa office.
More info at: http://www.inde.campusfrance.org/en/page/step-step-visa-procedure
Ciao for now
Ayush Gupta (AG)