“No cap on Indian students”
‘U.K. and India should be “partners of choice’
There is no limit on the number of Indian students who go to the United Kingdom and study in universities there, British Prime Minister David Cameron, said here on Thursday.
“As many of you who want to come can come,” he said at an interaction with students at the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, adding that the only thing required is proficiency in English and a place in a genuine British university.
Admitting that university education is expensive in the U.K., the Prime Minister justified the decision of asking students to pay for their studies.
“Education in the U.K. is expensive and there are two ways to fund it — either asking the taxpayers or the students to pay….. I think it is better to ask the students to pay because once they become a graduate their earnings increases a lot,” Mr. Cameron said.
Pointing out that the U.K. and India should be “partners of choice,” he said that both had made “extraordinary progress” on trade and investment since 2010 and that the momentum was positive. “What is important is that trade barriers should be reduced and that will help…,” Mr. Cameron said.
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