The Indian High Commissioner was welcomed to Cardiff Metropolitan University during his first official visit to Wales.
His Excellency Ranjan Mathai, High Commissioner of India, was hosted by Cardiff Met Vice-Chancellor Professor Antony Chapman and Professor Mohamed Loutfi, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International.)
Sanjay Malaviya, Chief Executive of Planet EDU, Cardiff Met's partner in India, also met with His Excellency, Ranjan Mathai.
His Excellency was accompanied at the reception by his wife, Mrs Geeta Mathal and Mr Raj Aggarwal, OBE, DL. Honorary Consulate of India, Wales, who received an Honorary Fellowship from Cardiff Met last year.
His Excellency addressed and spoke with some of the University's many Indian students during his three day visit, which was arranged in order to strengthen commercial and cultural ties between the two nations.
His Excellency, Ranjan Mathai said: "It was a pleasure to visit Cardiff Metropolitan University during what was an insightful visit to Wales. It was interesting to speak to the University's Indian students about their positive and varied experiences at the University, which has a well-planned International study programme."
The Vice-Chancellor added: "The visit from the Indian High Commissioner was a great opportunity for Cardiff Metropolitan University. Roundtable discussions provided a chance for Cardiff Met's Indian students to meet with His Excellency, Ranjan Mathai, High Commissioner of India to the United Kingdom, and discuss the experiences they have had at university in the UK."