The Indian finance minister, Arun Jaitley, believes that for India to be considered an international education destination, at least 20 of its universities need to feature among the top 100 in a global league table.
The French Minister of Foreign Affairs has set a target to attract 10,000 Indian students to study in the country by 2020, saying France's Indian student intake doesn't match the countries' trade generation.
International education has not escaped the effects of last month's demonetisation of the Indian rupee. While the industry is unlikely to suffer in the long term, education agents have said there are short term implications to overcome.
Jo Johnson, the UK's minister for universities and science, has said that international student numbers to the UK are not in crisis, but said more could be done to help UK-India ties. He spoke at the All Party Parliamentary Group for International Students.