Indian students studying abroad minimum 2-year work permit

Indian students studying in universities across the world have sought the intervention of the Centre to facilitate a minimum two-year work permit in countries where they are studying.

Speaking on the sidelines of a plenary session on Saturday, joint secretary in Union ministry of external affairs Vain S Rao said the government has been receiving complaints from Indian students studying abroad that they are unable to get work experience after finishing education.

Vani S Rao, the Union External Affairs Ministry’s Joint Secretary has said that the Government of India has been receiving grievances from several students across the globe regarding their inability to obtain a work experience after completion of their studies. Mrs. Rao was speaking at the plenary session of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.

The Joint Secretary also informed that the issues that are being confronted by the Indian students in the UK had been apprised to the Prime Minister of the UK during her recent visit to India. The issue was still under processing and a conclusion was yet to be reached, said Rao.

The officials who were a part of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas have said that the UK is yet to give an encouraging response.

The officials of the Government of India have informed that they have received grievances from Indian students’ studying overseas in diverse nations that range from the US to Scandinavia that have stricter work authorizations. The statistics revealed by them quote that there are more than 6.5 lakh students from India who are pursuing their studies overseas.

The NRI students who are pursuing their education in India have also demanded that the fee structure for them be reduced in the Indian Universities. Rao informed that they have requested to be treated on par with the Indian students when it comes to the issue of fee structure.