Nearly 1,000 students registered themselves for higher studies at different universities in France at Choose France Tour organised by the French Institute in India.

Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) were also signed among six universities from the two countries to promote higher education and research in France.

Students from various universities, business and management schools, engineering colleges and other specialized schools participated in the programme and interacted with the representatives of various reputed French universities.

Apart from Kolkata, four other cities – Chandigarh, Mumbai, Bangaluru and Indore – will be witnessing this flagship project.

The French government currently invests seven crores rupees in over 500 scholarships for Indian students every year.

Emmanuel Lenain, the ambassador-designate of France to India said, “Having reached our aim to welcome 10,000 Indian students annually in France, we are now looking forward to doubling this number by 2025. India is a major strategic partner for France and we consider student mobility to be essential for greater exchanges between our two countries. We are committed to keeping our doors wide open to Indian students and providing them with the best educational opportunities. With the Choose France Tour, the increase in scholarships and our attractive visa policy, we are helping students choose the right academic path in France that can enhance their career prospects and help them achieve their goals.”