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Stranded Indian students to be accommodated: UK

The London campus of TASMAC was shut down last week following the tightening of norms for the short-duration courses.



London/New Delhi: UK on Tuesday said that many
Indian students affected by the closure of a business school
in London will be accommodated in other colleges even as India
asserted that it will do "everything possible" to ensure that
its students are not adversely impacted.

The London campus of the Pune-based TASMAC, which offered
MBA and other courses validated by the University of Wales,
was shut down last week following the tightening of the norms
for the short-duration courses.

The University of Wales said arrangements were being made
to transfer the affected students to courses at other
institutions.

The university said in a statement: "The university has
been in discussions with other collaborative centres to
arrange for the 650 students on University of Wales programmes
to transfer to programmes at these institutions".

It said that any transfers of students would be subject to
the requirements of the UK Borders Agency (UKBA).

The statement, issued in London, added: "If students do
have to leave the country for any reason the University will
offer the opportunity to transfer them on to a distance
learning programme," apart from the option of taking an exit
qualification.

In New Delhi, official spokesperson in the Ministry of
External Affairs said India will do "everything possible" to
ensure that its students are not adversely affected.

"Our High Commission is monitoring the situation closely
and would strive to ensure that students are not adversely
affected. It is estimated that about 200 Indian students were
enrolled with the school," the spokesperson said.

PTI

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