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UK universities are pushing for more Indian talent in their colleges and universities. But finding employment in their cities is harder than ever.
So, is it impossible to find a job in the UK after graduation?
Paul Michael and Yatin Madlani, visa officers at the British High Commission in New Delhi, answered questions about UK universities and student visas during a July 12 expert chat.
They discussed employment in the UK after graduation, the visa process and resources for prospective students.
For those of you who missed the chat, here's the transcript:
Aztec asked, What visa do I need to obtain if I am to study in
Paul Michael answers, You need a
MBA asked, What is the process for applying for visa?
Yatin Madlani answers, First, you need to have an unconditional offer to study for a course in the
Preeti asked, What do i need to show immgration officials and how should i speak to them>?
Paul Michael answers, Preeti, thank you for your question. You should be in a position to show the Immigration Officer your letter of acceptance and be prepared to answer any questions he might have with regard to your intended studies in the
KaranV asked, wat qualificatsion will an average uni require for Indian student? How expensive is it?
Yatin Madlani answers, The qualifications depend on the college or university that you intend to study. They all have different educational requirements. The expense for studies will be advised to you by the college or university who will be able to provide the approximate costs for the area and also provide the cost of courses. The website www.educationuk-in.org gives more details on this subject.
abu asked, if i m cant afford study in
Paul Michael answers, You need to pay the requisite fee. You can visit our web site for scholarships www.britishcouncil.org/india-scholarships.htm
prayag asked, This is my main concern: How much does a
Paul Michael answers, Prayag, thank you for your question. The cost of studying in the
Firdaus asked, Is it possible to work afer graduation? Or is there no hope?
Yatin Madlani answers, There are a few schemes that allow you to work in the
Vivek asked, Give me rankings to UK MBA school.
Paul Michael answers, The institutions in
Nikhil asked, After completeion of MBA programme, is it possible to stay on for work experience?
Paul Michael answers, Nikhil, thank you for your question. After doing the MBA you may be eligible to apply under the International Graduate Scheme to remain in the
vai asked, Good afternoon sir. I have secured admission in the
Yatin Madlani answers, We do like to see original documents when an applicants goes for a visa and they are always returned back once the decision on the application is made. We need to see originals, as sometimes we receive forged documentsand it is easier to identify original documents. You can only apply for the fresh talent scheme when you have completed your studies in
wile asked, Sir, what about living in rural
Paul Michael answers, Wile, thank you for your question. We have four posts in
gauva asked, could one of you please explain fresh talent scheme to me. it's very confusing.
Yatin Madlani answers, Fresh talent is a scheme specially designed for those who have completed a HND or above in
qwerty asked, What is the minimum eligibility that colleges look for? and is there any problem applying for a mba if one already has a mba degree?
Paul Michael answers, There is no problem in applying for an MBA. The qualifications required to enroll for an MBA programme are as follows: a bachelor's degree, at least three years of work experience, a GMAT score and an IELTS/TOEFL score.
There are minimum marks requirements for each university that the candidate is required to fulfil. There are some institutions that do not require work experience. For more information, please check on www.educationuk-in.org http://www.postgrad.hobsons.com
scepia asked, Sir after terrorist attack at glascow aiprort, is it true that
Paul Michael answers, Scepia, thank you for your question. It is not the case that the
vai asked, I would like to know how long the visa process would take? Also will the recent terrorist attacks affect our chances of getting a visa?
Yatin Madlani answers, The visa process usually takes about three working days. However, some applicants do need to attend an interview if we are unable to make a decision based on the documents they submitted with their application. We have a robust visa application process and there are no changes to the way we deal with all visa applications.
scepia asked, I've heard rumours that
Paul Michael answers, Scepia, no, it is not correct. It is business as usual.
shazia asked, I am also good at oracle.can I either get a job in a university as faculty and also pursue Phd.My MTech CGPA is 8.32
Paul Michael answers, The duration of PhD at UK institutions is usually \three - four years. The entry qualifications required are a Master's/M Phil with minimum marks requirement that can vary from institution to institution.
You also have to prepare a research proposal ( two page summary of the topic you wish to do a PhD on). You are required to get in touch with the supervisor of the research department of the institutions that offer the research programme according to your educational qualifications and work experience. For more information: www.postgrad.hobsons.com http://www.prospects.ac.uk
Partho asked, Hi Paul, What is the job prospect in
Paul Michael answers, Partho, thank you for your question. After completing M Sc in IT you can apply to remain in the
msn asked, i am 32 year old . can get admisson in master courses in this age ? can
Paul Michael answers, MSN, Thank you for your question. Age is no bar to further education. You should research your course and provide information on your current circumstances, the qualifications you already hold and what you have been doing since your last period of study.
ankit asked, sir,im doing my graduation in b.com from mumbai university but actually im doing it correspondetly so is im eligible for gud
Paul Michael answers, MBA in
If your degree is distance learning, it will be completely at the discretion of the university to accept your application; largely it will depend on your personal statement, work experience and references (academic/professional).
Please also let the institutions know about the activities or any employment you were involved with while you were stydying through correspondence.
sriram asked, sir,i have finished my B.TECH in information tech this year(2007)..i am planning to do my MBA in
Paul Michael answers, Sriram, thank you for your question. I am unable to say which institution you should apply to. Please visit the relevant websites and make your choice based on the information given to you.
avve asked, my questions 1. is a
Yatin Madlani answers, Many students who want to study in the
Pritesh asked, i have completed my diploma in computer eng. now which course i can join in
Paul Michael answers, There are a range of courses available at
Sable asked, What if I earn admission at top college and then u guys reject my visa? Am i stuck with having lost all my application time and money?
Paul Michael answers, Sable, thank you for your question. In the event that your visa application is refused, the fee is non-refundable. Given this, please seek as much advice from VFS and British Council as possible before you make the application.
Nandini asked, Why are student visa refused? Many friends of mine hasve this happening to tehm.
Yatin Madlani answers, The majority of the time student applications are refused is because they are badly prepared in terms of showing how they can fund the studies in the
sindbad asked, The British Accreditation Council accredits many private colleges in the United Kingdom are these institutions bonafide
Paul Michael answers, There are many private institutions that are accreditated by the British Accreditation Council, which means that there have been quality checks done on their departments. Also make sure that the institutions you apply to are listed under the Providers Registor of Department of Education & Skills (www.dfes.gov.uk)
albert asked, i feel as if the
Paul Michael answers, Albert, thank you for your question. The
Vaps asked, Do PhD students face the same visa process as fresh undergrads?
Paul Michael answers, Yes, Phd students have to apply with the same student visa application!
simrans asked, What is the best way to present your funds during visa interview? In property? In stocks? In liquid cash?
Yatin Madlani answers, This a a very good question. Different people have different circumstances and all applicants need to show how they will fund their studies. This may include liquid cash, stock and property. However, these types of funding need to be available for your studies and not simply submitted. We would also need to see evidence of the person who is funding your studies. Again, advice on this can be found on our website www.ukinindia.com
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