Lord Karan Bilimoria has been fighting for the rights of international students by bringing up the two-year post-study work visa.
The University of Birmingham has welcomed approximately 1500 Indian students in the past five years. There are a variety of postgraduate courses that are popular among Indian students on campus, like “Programmes in Business, Computer Science, Law, Engineering, and Biosciences, which are counted among the most popular courses among Indian students, as revealed by the university.
Lord Karan Bilimoria, Chancellor of the University of Birmingham and a former international student, is fighting for the rights of other students. He talks about post-study work visas, scholarships, and much more.
According to him, there is no point in reducing the two-year post-graduation visas, as it will lead to international students heading to competitor countries, including the USA, Australia, and Canada. As per the surveys, the UK is not the top choice of students because it lacks post-study work opportunities for international students.
In the last two years, the UK has beaten its target of admitting over 6 lakh Indian students. Since approximately 6.9 lakh Indian students have entered the UK for study purposes, When migration figures were submitted, the UN asked countries to include international students in the list of migrants. However, international students are not considered migrants since they return to their home country.
The University of Birmingham keeps students motivated by providing them with accommodation facilities, scholarships, and much more to attract Indian students. Due to the many facilities made available to Indian students, they have overtaken Chinese students in recent years.