UK Loses Charm As Visa Rules Warns Indian Students

Will UK Strive For Indian Students!
It seems like Indian students are to take back their steps from going to UK for their Higher Education. Its the Visa rules that are threatening them often. Yes, the Indian graduates are questioning the value of studying in UK because of the difficulty of obtaining a post-study work visa.


An Indian graduate who applies for job in UK is always drawn with one single question every time which pulls back the graduate from going further. The question is "What's the Status of your Visa?"

As per the sources, many graduates would have applied for about 85-90 time for a job in UK, fore which they merely receive replies from just 4-5 of them. Later, when its time for interviews and the same question arrives, there the communication collapses.

And finally, the graduate in on the same stage and his search for jobs continues. After-all, they just have these questions unanswered yet.'Why is this going on? When they have graduated from a well known university, why importance of Visa status.'

It is found that for many universities, it means that for the first time they are having to help their overseas graduates look for work in their home country, even as the government insists that Britain is till recruiting the brightest foreign talent.

Gaurav Lahiri who is a Managing director of the Hay Group India says that Indian employers are going more discerning, where 10-20 years ago if you said you had been studies in England and had decided to come back to India, that would be enough. But now, people have gone through the system and know what works and what doesn't.

He further explained that, Indian graduates difficulty in finding work at home with a foreign degree was highlighted last year in the month of December when it was reported that two graduates of Leeds Metropolitan University campus in Bhopal in India were taking their complaint against the Branch campus to India's Supreme Court. They had argued that their degrees were worthless in India because the AICTE (All Indian Council for Technical Education) had not accredited them.

The chairman of Team Lease-An Indian staffing Organization says "The 'Expat premium' that allowed graduates of overseas institutions to command higher salaries than their Indian-educated peers is also fading away".

"Increasingly, the decision about whether or not the overseas is driven by the cost of an education and the return on that investment. A foreign degree doesn't give the Indian student enough of a return in the job market in the short term. It may do in 20 or 30 years, but can't afford to wait that that long if you have a loan", he added.

After paying a huge amount of fees, the country isn't allowing them to work after they are done with their studies.

What's your opinion on this issue. If this continues to be the progress, will UK see more students from India. Will this effect the Indian students or the UK's higher education specially the 'Study abroad' which leads to decrease in number of Indian students migrating to UK for higher education and for which is meant for students coming from across the world to UK for their Higher education.

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