• Friday, December 09, 2022

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Revised student visas ‘can lift Indo-UK ties’

The UK is in danger of losing its position as a top destination for international students

By: Lauren Codling

by LAUREN CODLING LEADING politicians and businessmen have urged the UK to ease up on student visas for Indians as it could benefit trade relations between the two countries. In November, it was reported that the majority of Indian students who come to the UK for higher education tend to leave at the end of their degree. Between April 2016 and April 2017, as many as 7,469 Indian students left before the expiry of their student visas, with only 2,209 choosing to extend their visas to remain in Britain, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) said. Most recently, prime minister…

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