Those aspiring candidates who are planning to take admissions to Undergraduate Programmes in UK would be very happy as the UK universities have agreed to recognize the plus-two certificates that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) provides to its students nationwide. The students who are facing Visa related issues to go to the foreign land would also get assistance from UK, said HRD Minister Smriti Irani.
Several universities in UK previously didn’t recognize the certificates provided by CBSE and thus the Indian MHRD was in talk with UK so that something could get worked out to make life easier for Indian Students who are willing to take admissions in UK. The non-recognition was causing disappointment in many students from India, who were not allowed admissions at various institutes despite scoring very well in their plus-two examinations back here in India.
Along with the issue of recognition, relaxation in the post-study work visa norms that allow students to work with a minimum salary threshold of 20,000 British Pounds a year was also discussed in a meeting attended by Minister of HRD, Smriti Irani. "We have also decided to set up a working group as to how the two countries can go ahead together especially in areas of school assessment programme, school and college leadership programme and taking education to every door through ICT," Irani said.
Both the countries have agreed to exchange talent pool comprising of academics, educators and industrial partners who would visit each other’s campuses on a regular basis. In the next five years almost 25,000 young students would be sent to India by UK as pointed out by the UK Minister of State for Universities Greg Clark.
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