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Indian Students' Migration To The U.K UPSC NOTE


Indian Students in the UK:

  • Increasing number of Indian students going to the UK.

  • Difficulty in finding jobs or continuing studies there.

  • Indian students pay higher tuition fees.

  • Visa expiration becomes an issue.

Migration Trends:

  • In 2022, 2 out of 10 students migrating from India to the UK.

  • Indians are the second-largest group of foreign students after China.

  • Indian student share increased from 4% (2015-16) to 22% (2021-22).

  • Graduate visa policy in 2019 led to more Indian students.

Immigration Status:

  • Chart 2 shows Indian student immigration status 5 years after entering on the study route.

  • 17% switched to work visas, 5% extended study visas.

  • Majority (76%) faced visa expiration.

  • High visa expiry trend started after 2010.

Tuition Fees and Revenue:

  • Tuition fees from foreign students are a significant part of UK university revenue.

  • Foreign students made up 24% of enrollment, but contributed to 43% of fee revenue (2021-22).

  • Tuition fee from international students subsidizes education for domestic students.

Rishi Sunak's Explanation:

  • UK PM Rishi Sunak mentioned "low-quality" courses as a reason.

  • Government aims to limit student intake in courses with poor outcomes.

  • Many Indian students enrolled in lower-ranked colleges.

University Rankings:

  • Indian students mostly enrolled in universities ranked over 100 by The Guardian.

  • University of Hertfordshire (ranked 74) and University of East London (ranked 113) popular among Indian students.

  • Only 13% in prestigious Russell Group universities (e.g., Oxford, Cambridge).



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