London varsity continued to collecting the fees from international students, it had provided admissions for the academic year 2012-13, though they cannot enter the UK, legally. The University is now refunding the fees.
The LMU's authorised agents in india, continued to court indian student to select courses at the london varsity till the UK Border Agency (UKBA), finally discarded the licence end-august.
The UK Border Agency had suspended the LMU's licence on July 16 indefinitely, pending an audit. The Agency decides that which universities can admit the foreign students. The LMU has 15 authorised agents across the country.
The Indian representative of LMU, Sabarinath Vijayakumar confirmed that "We are continued to admitting the indian students and collecting the fees from them till the licence was finally revoked".
He also said that, "This was because we were confident that the suspension would be lifted".
While the licence was suspended, however, the LMU could not have legally admitted any of the indian students its agents continued to lure. The LMU has challenged the UKBA order in court and has opened a hotline to help worried students.
The university admitted 700 indian students last year form both its spring and fall admission windows. But the number dropped to 350 this year. Because of strict new VISA rules that no longer allow students to automatically stay back in the UK and work for a year after completing their studies.
Rajesh Trivedi, a students advised by a Mumbai agent authorised by LMU said we were fooled to seek admission to the university.