Britain has long been one of the top choices among the Indian students when it comes to going abroad for higher education. High-quality institutions, average cost of living and a huge Indian diaspora make it an obvious choice for the Indian students. But a recent change in the fee rules of the Universities has the potential to change all that.
College educational cost charges in the UK are set to take off over the current "£9,000-a-year limit under arrangements for a number of proposed higher education reforms.
The top institutions of the country will be permitted to change their fee each year to take inflation into account. Also, there won't be any upper limit for them.
The changes also incorporate rules for distributed information on the contact time of the students and employments won upon graduation to stamp out "Mickey Mouse" courses.
Leading global firms such as Facebook and Google will be permitted to set up "challenger institutions" to give degrees customized to the sort of staff they need in their organizations.
Commentators cautioned that hike in expenses would add to students' obligation. Sorana Vieru of the National Union of Students said they would "naturally be shocked".
She said, "The students could wind up in establishments that end up collapsing in light of the fact that they are a business endeavor."
The White Paper, called Success as a Knowledge Economy, additionally proposes driving all colleges to uncover the background, gender and ethnicity of all the students that they admit.
About The Mickey Mouse Trap
The university degrees which eventually turn out to be useless are termed as "Mickey Mouse" degrees. About 400 lightweight "Mickey Mouse" degrees exist spread over 91 places in the UK.