New Delhi: There has been a sharp decline in the number of Indian students looking for admission in UK universities due to the withdrawal of publish-have a look at paintings visa, tightening of English skillability necessities, and comparatively costlier better education in that country, the authorities informed the Rajya Sabha. In a written response to a query within the Rajya Sabha on whether or not there was a steep drop inside the variety of Indian college students in search of admission in the UK universities, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said as in step with the UK professional source – the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), the range of Indian college students decreased from 40,470 in 2009-10 to 16,559 in 2016-17.
In 2017-18, the range of Indian students accelerated to 19,750, he stated. The reasons attributed mainly for the earlier decrease consist of withdrawal of post-have a look at paintings visa, tightening of English talent necessities, comparatively dearer higher schooling in the UK, commencing up of latest opportunities in international locations like Canada, Australia, and New Zealand as well as the outlet of latest global universities in India that have begun attracting Indian college students who used to move abroad, the minister stated. Issues relating to Indian college students had been constantly raised through India in all bilateral discussions with the United Kingdom at various degrees, Mr. Muraleedharan said.