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UK giving wide publicity to trace missing student: Minister

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 21:07

The Government has been giving wide publicity to trace the missing Indian student Souvik Pal, British Health Minister Anna Soubry on Wednesday said, promising to raise the issue in the British Parliament.

India has taken up student visa issue with the UK: Govt

Last Updated: Friday, August 31, 2012, 19:11

The government on Friday said it has taken up the issue of UK student visa restrictions with British authorities.

Lords concerned over student visa curbs

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 20:48

The viability of Science and Technology departments in British universities is likely to be threatened due to the recent changes to student visas that have led to the perception that Britain no longer welcomes international students, a House of Lords committee said.

Top UK business leaders for change in student visas

Last Updated: Sunday, July 22, 2012, 16:45

In a letter published in The Sunday Times, the 37 business leaders warn that visa restrictions designed to bring net immigration below 100,000 a year will deter wealthy foreigners from outside the European Union.

'UK needs migrants, migrants need UK'

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 19:48

Amidst indications that foreign students may be removed from UK's net immigration figures in a change of policy, a campaign group espousing the case of Indian and other non-EU professionals Wednesday said that migrants needed Britain as much as Britain needed them.

New UK visa step to detect bogus Indian students?

Last Updated: Monday, July 09, 2012, 18:04

Britain on Monday announced a targeted interview system for student visa applicants from India and other non-EU countries to prevent abuse and to ensure that they are refused visas if immigration officials have doubts about their genuineness as students.

UK to relax curbs on student visas

Last Updated: Sunday, July 08, 2012, 18:27

Due to the curbs, many international students have reportedly been deterred from considering Britain as a destination to study.

Student visas are 'back door' to UK, says think-tank

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 19:00

The group, whose research and figures are often quoted in news discourse, warned against attempts by Universities in UK and others to lobby the David Cameron government to remove student visa from official statistics since their stay in the country is mostly temporary.

UK rejects appeal on student visa curbs?

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 19:00

The recent curbs on student visas are intended to reduce the number of international students as well as prevent abuse.

UK rejects appeal on student visa curbs

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 17:57

The British government on Wednesday rejected an appeal by nearly 70 top university heads to review changes to the student visa regime that is likely to put off students from India and other non-EU countries from coming to the UK.

62% drop in UK student visas?

Last Updated: Thursday, May 24, 2012, 17:43

Amidst toughening of its student visa regime, UK government Thursday announced that there had been a "record" 62 percent drop in student visas being granted in the first quarter of 2012.

Cameron urged to review student visa curbs

Last Updated: Thursday, May 17, 2012, 19:18

British universities stand to lose between 5-8 billion pounds every year due to the new student visa restrictions applicable to students from India and other non-EU countries, according to top university officials.