A senior British minister has admitted that "a lot of tension" exists among the coalition partners of the David Cameron government over the sharp decline in visa applications from Indian students wanting to study in the UK.
In a first, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday turned a teacher interacting with lakhs of school children across the country through video conferencing, laying emphasis on girls' education, cleanliness and the need to protect environment while describing himself as a "task master".
Washington: Foreign students from India, China and South Korea are the major contributors to the US economy with the host country earning USD 21.8 billion in tuition fees and USD 12.8 billion in living costs from them.
"Very exciting" and "excellent" were the words used by US Secretary of State John Kerry as he visited two laboratories at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology here on Thursday and interacted with the students.
In view of prevailing unrest in eastern Ukraine, the Indian Embassy in Kyiv on Wednesday advised Indian students planning to return for their new academic year in institutions in the areas in that country, to postpone their travel.
As Intel announced the names of the winners of its International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), held last week in California, nine Indian students made it to the list at the world`s largest international pre-college science competition.
Expressing concern over the decline in the number of Indian students coming to study in UK universities, leading NRI entrepreneur Lord Karan Bilimoria has asked the British government to remove students from the immigration figures and reintroduce the post-study work visa.
A group of Indian students at Columbia University here has launched a website focused exclusively on India`s upcoming general elections, promising to provide a comprehensive and "no high-brow and jargon-led" reportage of the event.
Officials from nine Canadian universities will visit India for two weeks to meet students in selected schools in five cities to hold information sessions on how Canada can be a premier destination for higher education.
As institutions of higher learning face faculty crunch, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday urged students who opt for higher education abroad to remain engaged with "often difficult, and somewhat noisy democracy of ours."
Young Indian students flying to the UK and the US for studies can share their vision on how to use their education to solve a problem of the world and earn a scholarship of Rs 5 lakh from Virgin Atlantic.