New Delhi: Denying the perceptions that the Indian students are not welcome in the UK, a top official from the European nation recently said there is no restriction on the number of Indian students and they will get "a very very warm welcome".
British secretary of state for business, innovation and skills, Sajid Javid said "There is a perception issue, but the perception is absolutely not the reality. There is absolutely no limit on the number of foreign students including India. Indian students can apply and come to the UK and study."
"We hugely welcome the foreign students into the UK particularly from India because that goes back to the special relationship between the two countries. I can guarantee that any Indian students receive warm welcome from Britain," Javid said at the India-UK Business Convention 2015.
The UK is one of the most sought after foreign education destinations for Indian students. Number of students going to the country has come down because of stringent visa norms.
"There is absolutely no cap at all, also no restrictions on the number of Indians students coming to Britain to study. We have clear rules that once you graduate from the UK, you can stay and work in the UK as long as their is a graduate level job and there is no cap, no restriction," he added.
"Universities and colleges are in fact inviting Indian students and unless Britain provides a proper visa regime, it would not be possible to attract them," he said.