External Affairs Minister is on a 3-day visit
Colona is currently on a three-day visit to India. During an interaction with the girl students at Lady Shri Ram College in Delhi, he said, “We want the number of Indian students to increase to 20 thousand by 2025. I know this is an ambitious goal, but I also know that there is no border between India and France.”
Will meet with Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar
Simultaneously, French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna stressed that gender balance in education is a necessity. “A lot has changed when it comes to gender balance but we are still not where we should be,” he said. Colona will travel to Mumbai on Thursday during her official visit from September 13 to 15, where she will hold meetings with industry leaders. During this, on Wednesday, External Affairs Minister S. She will also hold talks with Jaishankar on bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest.
Most Indian students in America
Significantly, this year the US has given the highest number of visas to Indian students in the world. Indian students have also overtaken China, which used to be number 1 in terms of getting US visa, among those who got US student visa to study in America. In the year 2022, the US has issued 82,000 US visas to Indian students. This number is the highest ever in history. A statement issued by the US Embassy in India said that the priority of the US embassy in New Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai was to grant visas to Indian students.
82,000 students got visa in 2022
Patricia Lasina, the senior-most US envoy to India, said that ‘we have granted US visas to 82,000 Indian students this summer only. Never before had such a large number of Indian students got US visas. This shows that even today America is the number 1 country in terms of higher education for most Indian families.