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‘Lower Ranked’ Universities Punished By Student Visa Crackdowns

A draconian visa system is having a disproportionate impact on middle and lower ranked universities. The 2015/16 Higher Education Statistics Authority (HESA) figures revealed that the overall number of non-EU students has fallen for the first time, by 0.5%. This is despite global demand for international education growing by 6% a year, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and our competitor countries such as Canada, Australia and US mostly growing at double digit rates. However, falling international…

What after America? Canada becomes top choice for students

Until December 2016, Aniruddha Kanodia was readying to move to the United States of America after completing his Class 12 from Churchgate’s K C College. The Lower Parel resident wished to switch streams, from commerce to computer science. American universities offer him a better chance, says the 17-year-old. He even got through Wisconsin Madison, Illinois Urbana Champaign and Purdue University. Now, however, Canada has moved to top choice and he will most likely pick from between the University of Toronto…

Favourite study destinations now Canada, Australia

There has been a considerable drop in the number of students from Hyderabad applying for US universities in the wake of a slew of anti-immigration decisions taken by the US government. Test centres for GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) courses in the city are registering fewer enquiries for GRE exams and visa processing firms are witnessing close to 50 percent drop in the number of student visa applications to US universities. In 2016, the US consulate in Hyderabad had issued the…

Patiala youth faces trial for seeking Australian Student visa

New Delhi, Mar 14 (PTI) – A special court has ordered prosecution of a youth who allegedly forged documents in a bid to get a Australian Student visa. Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh passed the directions while dismissing an appeal filed by Ravneet Singh Cheema, a student from Patiala, Punjab who had sought setting aside of a magisterial court order on framing of charges against him for forgery and using forged document as genuine. The judge upheld the magisterial court’s…