Comments on: UK visa clampdown: dampener or deterrent? http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/02/11/uk-visa-clampdown-dampener-or-deterrent/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: DrMItali http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/02/11/uk-visa-clampdown-dampener-or-deterrent/comment-page-1/#comment-12929 Sat, 13 Feb 2010 04:58:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2624#comment-12929 I strongly believe this debate was long due. I am working as a surgeon in Leeds since last 8 years. When I first came to the UK, I came across atleast 80 doctors from private colleges back in India who had been granted visas to complete their Masters. And not to my surprise, they were rendered jobless after completion of their diplomas here. No private hospital or clinic was ready to take them in the UK, not just because they could not speak english but their diplomas stood invalid. they went back home to open private clinics. so this remedial action taken by the uk government is commendable.

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By: AnubhavGupta http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/02/11/uk-visa-clampdown-dampener-or-deterrent/comment-page-1/#comment-12922 Fri, 12 Feb 2010 18:37:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2624#comment-12922 yes, i agree with the author, there is no point taking admissions in the bogus universities and wasting precious time, money and life. A degree that is only a piece of paper to be sold in the scrap market, its better to have none. Hopefully administration will crack down on such ‘institutions’. And seperate real from the fake ones.

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By: arseshan http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/02/11/uk-visa-clampdown-dampener-or-deterrent/comment-page-1/#comment-12920 Thu, 11 Feb 2010 17:59:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2624#comment-12920 I was myself, a victim of a bogus college setup in the heart of London. I also came across so many of such colleges in Asian dominated places such as Eastham, Hounslow etc.

Initially I was shocked to see the easiness in which they just print letters to get you a Visa or even an extension. They are instrumental in many immigrants seeking the HSMP (Highly skilled migrant program)visa, whose meaning is self explanatory , but end up doing jobs requiring minimum skill.

I had a hard time there. I hope no one else suffers the same, Hence i clearly welcome the move by the Home Office to temporarily stop the student visa application process, so they can crack down on these bogus colleges.

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By: arseshan http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/02/11/uk-visa-clampdown-dampener-or-deterrent/comment-page-1/#comment-12919 Thu, 11 Feb 2010 17:33:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2624#comment-12919 It was a much needed and welcome move by the British Home Office. Being an Indian, I do not blame them in that act.

But they should also be intelligent and sensible to differentiate between genuine and bogus students. They should also crack down bogus colleges with effective investigation.

A student doing research in any field, requiring a British University assistance, being denied a visa would be unfortunate, not only for the student but for mankind.

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