A minimum of two-year work authorization has been demanded by the overseas Indian students who are pursuing diverse courses globally. They have demanded that the Government of India involves itself in the process of securing this minimum work permit from the nations where they are studying overseas.
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.