Written on 26 November 2014.
EDHEC Business School had the chance to host 5 Indian journalists and the head of Campus France India recently, an opportunity that allowed the journalists to learn more about the French Grande Ecole and to meet Indian students who are proud to be pursing their business studies at EDHEC.
The visit on EDHEC's Nice campus was organised with the help of Campus France India, an arm of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs that tries to interest foreign students and professionals in studying in France, a country with many interesting higher-education opportunities.
EDHEC was selected by Campus France India to host the Indian journalists in part due to the school’s strong commitment to India, a country with a youth population that is well-educated and serious about studies in management and finance. EDHEC co-sponsors a one-year scholarship with the French Embassy in India and has a local representative based in Mumbai to meet with India students and their families.
During their visit, the Indian journalists toured EDHEC’s beautiful Nice campus, met key EDHEC administrators such as Dean of Graduate Studies René Garcia, and visited with Indian students. Based on their questions, it was clear that the journalists were interested in the school and in its MSc, MBA and PhD programmes.
The Indian journalists who visited were:
· Ms Ruchi Chopda, senior correspondent and senior copy editor with the Education Times
· Ms Aanchal Bedi, copy editor and correspondent for the Hindustan Times
· MS Ananya Sengupta, special correspondent for The Telegraph
· Mr Arun Kumar, assistant editor of the Malyalam Manorama
· Mr Purushothaman Duraikannu, correspondent for the newspaper Dinamalar
The journalists interviewed several Indian students at EDHEC and took photos of them for publication in their newspapers. Some of the students joined the journalists for a festive dinner at a restaurant in Vieux Nice. For the students, it was a chance to speak their native language and to pass an amicable evening with someone from the same region of India.
“We received a lot of positive feedback from our guests and I was very proud of the various contributions from our EDHEC team during their visit,” said Sophie Simard, Head of International Admissions and Development at EDHEC. “I am sure this press visit will help us to spread the word in India about EDHEC and its excellent programmes.”