A 15-member delegation, including 12 students and three faculty from University of Angers, France, arrived at the Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) for a 10-day study tour on Friday.
The foreign faculty team is attending classes and visiting the local industries to understand the trade opportunities, market complexities of India, besides getting introduced to the culture of the country.
The PCTE students had visited the French university under the same programme in October 2013. University of Angers, France, was founded by famous French military personnel Napolean Bonaparte and is one of the oldest universities in France.
PCTE had signed an MOU with the French university for faculty and students exchange and research in 2012 and since then a regular semester long exchange and study tour exchanges are being organised.
"We are thankful to PCTE B-School for providing us such an amazing opportunity to know the Indian market and learn. We seek huge learning in terms of rich Indian culture and different study environment during this visit,"said Catherine Crapsky, a faculty in the French delegation.
The study tour includes cultural visits to places like Agra, Amritsar and New Delhi. Various workshops on cultural and business understanding in India are also scheduled during the visit of the French delegation.
Banna Sadio, exchange student from France said, "I feel lucky to visit Indian and be a part of this exchange delegation."
KNS Kang, director general, PCTE Group of Institutes, said, "It's a big opportunity for the French students and faculty to get a first hand exposure and information about the Indian markets."
Kang added that PCTE had 13 international MOU signed with leading institutes in France, Poland, Lithuania, UK, Romania, Africa, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
"There are more than 180 students from 19 countries studying at PCTE along with faculty from Russia, Romania, Brazil and Denmark. Today's business is global business and exchange programmes like this involve dual learning for the students of both countries."