There has been a great decline in the number of students going to study in Britain from Commonwealth countries such as India and Pakistan. A decline of 65,000 students has been recorded as stated by an immigration report published on May 22.
The Office of National Statistics has confirmed that a steep decline in students from India and other Commonwealth countries is due to new visa rules imposed by the UK. The number of students have fallen from one lakh to 35,000 in the past three years says the report.
A majority of the Indian students feel that the UK government is not welcoming towards overseas students.
Britain ears £7.9 billion from international students in a year.
It is expected that by 2024 one in every three outbound higher education students across the globe will be from India and China.