According to the State and External Affairs Minister, V.K. Singh, the removal of post-study work visa of the UK has resulted to the decline in Indian student numbers who are pursuing education in the UK.
Mr. Singh told that according to the information which was revealed by the Higher Education Information Agency of the UK, the number of students from India who visited to study in the UK universities was 39,090 in the year 2010-2011 and it decreased to 29,900 in the year 2011-2012 and it further declined to around 22,385 in the year 2013 and last year the numbers were around 19,750.
He also said that the removal of the UK’s post-study job visa facility for the students is one of the causes to unfavorably affect the Indian student numbers who always seek to study in the UK.
The Minister informed that this matter was raised constantly by the Government of India in mutual dialogues with Britain.
According to him, the UK has acknowledged a drop in students from India who visit to study in that nation. UK had said that there is no limit on the students from India visiting to study in the UK and that the UK had welcomed the students from India to the UK.