55% of all UK Tier 2 Visas were offered to Indians in the year ending September 2018 as revealed by the latest figures. This was announced by Dave Ratcliffe. He is the UK Visas and Immigration, South and South East Asia Regional Director from August 2018. Ratcliffe is based at the New Delhi British High Commission.
There is no cap on the number of Indian students who can arrive to study in the UK said the Regional Director. It is clearly evident that the existing Visa system does not deter the Indian students, he added. The last 2 years have witnessed huge increases. 19,000 Indian students arrived at the UK in the year ending September 2018 from just 11,000 in 2016, he informed.
Dave Ratcliffe oversees the operation of UKVI in India along with 11 other nations. This region collectively filed 800,000 applications for UK Visa in 2018. Around 80% of these were from India, he said, as quoted by the Economic Times.
The Regional Director said that the numbers of students from India arriving at the UK are now increasing. This is after some years of slowdown. There are many advantages for them to arrive at the UK, he added. They receive both quality experience and education while studying at the UK Universities, said Ratcliffe.
The UK Universities are world-class and their qualifications are recognized globally, said Dave Ratcliffe. Education obtained in the UK assists the graduates to stand apart in the competitive job market globally, he added. 55% of all UK Tier 2 Visas were offered to Indians, said the Director.
The multicultural society and global outlook is a big advantage for the overseas students said the Director. There is also the big and established British Indo-Diaspora across all 4 UK nations. This makes the students feel at home, he added.
If you found this blog engaging, you may also like…