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The committee’s report highlighted the contribution of Indian and other non-EU students to the UK economy – estimated at £17.6 billion in 2015 .(Shutterstock Photo)

UK student visas: Panel calls to ease norms after drop in Indian, other international students

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar, London
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2018 07:36 AM IST
The panel noted the sharp drop in Indian student numbers in recent years and adverse coverage in the Indian press.
Indian professionals protest against alleged unfair visa rules, outside UK Parliament in London.(PTI File Photo)
Indian professionals protest against alleged unfair visa rules, outside UK Parliament in London.(PTI File Photo)

India to harden posture after UK’s exclusion from list of countries with relaxed student visa rules

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar, London
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2018 08:07 AM IST
Non-inclusion of India in the list of countries for “streamlined” student visa process is part of the visa-related mosaic that has emerged on the top of the bilateral relationship, with London seeking return of illegal Indians and New Delhi pushing for easier visa norms.
Indians protest against UK’s visa rules outside the Parliament in London. The lack of mention in the expanded list means Indian students applying for educational courses will continue to face rigorous checks and documentary requirements.(PTI File Photo)
Indians protest against UK’s visa rules outside the Parliament in London. The lack of mention in the expanded list means Indian students applying for educational courses will continue to face rigorous checks and documentary requirements.(PTI File Photo)

UK excludes India from new list of ‘low risk’ countries with relaxed student visa rules

Press Trust of India, London | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2018 06:10 PM IST
The UK Parliament on Friday tabled changes to its immigration policy, bringing out a new list of countries that would face reduced checks while applying for a student visa.
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