The Embassy of France in India organised its first Christmas get-together for members of the France Alumni India network at the Residence of France in India. The French Institute in India, the Cultural, Scientific and Educational Department of the Embassy, inviteded around twenty Indian alumni who have pursued higher education in France in recent years. The invitees come from a variety of institutions like NEOMA Business School, Sciences Po Paris, Grenoble Ecole de Management, Institut Français du Petrole (IFP), ICN Business School, INSEAD and several other schools of excellence.

The event was hosted by Mrs Claire Thuaudet, Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of France, on Thursday, 20th December 2018 at the Residence of France.

Bringing the alumni together in an informal setting and over Christmas celebrations was an occasion for the Embassy to interact more closely with its illustrious members. Having benefited from the French experience, the diverse alumni, who comprise a wide gamut of professions including scientists, professors, researchers, entrepreneurs - are now pursuing successful careers in their respective fields.

The Embassy’s goal is to create a vast, active and strongly-knit network of alumni in India, who would be ambassadors of French educational excellence, culture and lifestyle. The Embassy is, thus, promoting people-to-people ties and university exchanges. 7,500 Indians chose France in 2018. This number is expected to increase to 10,000 students annually by 2020. The network will also ensure that more job opportunities are available to its members by associating itself to the nexus of over 600 French companies active in India.

 

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