France looking to raise intake of Indian students to 20,000 by 2025text_fields
New Delhi: French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna, who is on her three-day visit to India, said about the plans to raise the intake of Indian students to 20,000 by 2025.
The French Minister was having an interaction with students at the Lady Shri Ram College in New Delhi when she talked about France's ambitious plan.
"We want the number of Indian students to rise up to 20,000 by 2025. I know it's an ambitious target, but I also know that between India and France, the sky is the limit," she said during an interaction with students at the Lady Shri Ram College here.
The French minister stressed that gender balance was a necessity in the field of education.
"Much has changed when it comes to gender balance but we are still not there yet," she said.
As part of her official visit from September 13-15, Colonna will travel to Mumbai for engagements with industry leaders and site visits on Thursday.
She will also hold talks with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on September 14 "on bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest".