He said HEC plans to have Indian students in greater numbers and "our target is to welcome 10,000 of them by 2020". The exchange programme will kick off with three students from each side a year initially and increase the number in subsequent years.
"The programme also involves faculty exchange programmes and the subject would be mainly social entrepreneurship and social business," said Professor Adele Martial, French embassy attache for science and technology.
Ashoka University Founder and Pro-Vice Chancellor Vinnet Gupta said: "This partnership also offers a great opportunity for us to expand the possibilities of our academic excellence and research globally".
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