The meeting lasted 40 minutes, according to a Rashtrapati Bhavan communiqué here.
"The two leaders discussed the ongoing session of parliament," the statement said.
The winter session of parliament that began Nov 22 is witnessing stormy scenes with the entire opposition targeting the Congress-led government on various issues, including rising cost of essential products.
Manmohan Singh also updated the president on his recent visits for the G-20 summit in France, the SAARC summit in the Maldives, and the India-ASEAN and East Asia Summit in Bali and also his bilateral visit to Singapore.
"They also discussed various other issues of national and international importance," the statement said.