The UK is very eager to welcome more students from India in its world-class universities, and it is also offering incentives, which includes graduate work visas that permit the students to work in the UK for a period of time.
Two ministers from the UK visited India previous week for pushing closer education cooperation between the two nations. UK MP Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities and Science and MP Sajid Javid,
Britain’s Secretary of State for Innovation, Skills and Business had visited the Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru for showcasing the UK’s research, science, higher education, innovation and technology abilities for helping enhance closer cooperation.
According to the diplomatic source, the UK has quality in its higher education. Four universities from the UK are in the list of top ten universities in the world while other 38 are in the top hundred lists which show that the education system of the UK is world renowned. Students from India do not face any problem in obtaining the visas, as 90% of the students are getting the visas within two weeks.
On the issue of students from India getting their jobs after finishing their graduation, the sources told that the UK has set up a graduate work visa which is for three years and could be extendible for another three years.
Under this graduate work visas, the students from India could work during their term for 20 hours per week and could also work for full time during their vacations. The UK is also eager to clear the misunderstanding regarding the students from India could not work after graduation.
Mentioning the benefits of selecting the UK as the destination for pursuing education, the sources said that besides having four universities in the list of top ten universities in the world, UK is also home for one of the biggest Indian expatriate populations, which can assist the students feel like home.
Another benefit is that the UK graduation degree is for three year period while it is of long duration in other places. The sources also added that taking higher education in the UK is also cheaper when compared to other places.
He added that India is among the nations to receive the biggest number of Chevening Scholarships. The educational tie between the two nations is very vital part of mutual relationships. India and the UK are cooperating in research and science in a huge way.