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NISAU is campaigning for the UK to become the destination of choice for Indian students again.

Indian students have been welcomed by Australia, and more so aggressively ever since the UK over the last 5 years has been consistently sending confusing messages out. It is unfortunate but despite lacking an education system that is as good as UKs, Australia has been successful in attracting a much more significant base of Indian students because their actions match their words, which isn’t the case in the UK.

Read More at: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/uk/australia-to-overtake-uk-as-second-most-favoured-place-by-international-students/articleshow/65075976.cms

Date : 21, July 2018


The National Indian Students & Alumni Union UK Bestows Honorary Fellowship on Swami Ramdev.

During the ongoing UK tour, promoted by Incredible India, Ramdev was also awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the National Indian Students & Alumni Union UK (NISAU-UK) for his contribution to the world through Yoga and Indian Traditional Sciences.

Read More at: https://www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/ramdev-leads-yoga-sessions-in-uk/1336516

Date : 24, June 2018


NISAU proud to host role model Swami Ramdev for a Youth Leadership Conclave.

NISAU UK said Ramdev had been chosen because he is a “great role model” for youngsters and his story and achievements are “extremely inspiring”. Upon receiving the Fellowship, Ramdev said: “The truth is that to be a good leader, you have to have passion. For a good organisation to work, you have to have a leader who has the quality to be in charge. I can see NISAU is working so well because of its leadership.”

Read More at: https://www.financialexpress.com/industry/patanjali-to-set-up-production-units-in-uk-europe-heres-what-baba-ramdev-says-about-plan/1218317/

Date : 24, June 2018


Swami Ramdev met a select audience of young students and achievers to discuss leadership.

Ramdev is in the UK to conduct a series of yoga sessions in London, Coventry and Glasgow. But, before that he met a select audience of young students and achievers to discuss leadership - balancing mind, body and soul at an event organised by National Indian Students and Alumni Union (NISAU) where he was awarded an honorary fellowship by Virendra Sharma,Member of Parliament of Indian origin in the UK.

Read More at: https://www.mid-day.com/articles/ramdev-people-criticise-my-ideology-but-they-cannot-ignore-that-i-have-developed-a-brand/19548174

Date : 24, June 2018


NISAU Hosts the first ever UK-India Youth Leadership Conclave with Swami Ramdev.

Ramdev joins other Honorary Fellows such as humanitarian Sri Sri Ravi Shankar; Indian cinema personality and social activist Shabana Azmi, Rajya Sabha MP and Indian cinema personality Javed Akhtar and Former Chief Election Commissioner of India, Dr S Y Quraishi. Upon receiving the Fellowship, Ramdev said: "The truth is that to be a good leader, you have to have passion. For a good organisation to work, you have to have a leader who has the quality to be in charge. I can see NISAU is working so well because of its leadership.

Read More at: https://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/ramdev-teaches-yoga-in-london-mulls-foray-into-uk-european-markets-118062400410_1.html

Date : 24, June 2018


NISAU Invites Swami Ramdev for Youth Conclave: Balancing Mind, Body & Soul.

The NISAU Team added “Swami Ramdev is a great role model for youngsters – his story and achievements are extremely inspiring. To go from having paralysis to understanding and using the ancient Indian culture of Yoga to cure himself, and have such a positive effect on the lives of millions worldwide is admirable. We are delighted to be able to honour Swami ji for his contributions in bringing back Yoga on the world scene and in promoting both Yoga and Ayurveda not only within India but also worldwide”.

Read More at: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-ramdev-leads-yoga-sessions-in-uk-2628762

Date : 24, June 2018


NISAU Welcome's home secretaries re-think immigration policies for Indian Students

UK university bodies, students, doctors and Indian industry have welcomed new UK home secretary Sajid Javid's announcement that there will be a rethink of key aspects of Britain's immigration policy on foreign students as well as the cap on tier 2 visa holders, which affects doctors. Sanam Arora, founder and chairperson, National Indian Students & Alumni Union (NISAU), UK, said on Monday she was heartened the "long-overdue review of immigration" was taking place. "A lot of damage has been done to the UK's reputation as the destination of choice for Indian students over the last few years.

Read More at: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/uk/uk-varsities-indian-industry-students-doctors-welcome-uk-home-secys-immigration-rethink/articleshow/64454126.cms

Date : Jun 4, 2018


NISAU Comments on a post-colonial reckoning

The National Indian Students and Alumni Union U.K., which has been campaigning on behalf students who have faced accusations of fraud believes a “significant population” from India has been impacted. “Our strong suspicion is that thousands could have been wrongly deported or facing difficulties.” The government’s “deport first, appeal later” strategy, which came into effect around the time students began to face these difficulties, meant there was little recourse open to the students.

Read More at: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-opinion/a-post-colonial-reckoning/article23778335.ece

Date : MAY 05, 2018


NISAU in support of Parliamentary campaign launched at the House of Commons

Indian High Commission Counsellor (Economic) Sen Sharma said large number of indian diaspora will be benefited from direct connectivity and the details discussed at the meeting will be shared with relevant departments. Representing Global Haryana Chamber of Commerce and Vice President of National Indian Students & Alumni Union UK (NISAU) Vikram Duhan said both organisations fully support this campaign and will be keen to work in partnership for the benefit of Indian diaspora and the students.

Read More at: https://asianlite.com/news/uk-news/parliamentary-campaign-launched-at-the-house-of-commons/

Date : April 27, 2018


NISAU delivered letter to PM Modi

Indian students and alumni based in the UK have delivered a letter for Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Indian High Commission in London asking him to take extraordinary measures to ensure justice in rape cases reported from different states in India. The National Indian Students and Alumni Union (NISAU) UK, together with 19 India-related societies at leading UK universities, submitted the letter dated April 14 ahead of the Indian PM's four-day visit to the UK on Tuesday. NISAU urges the Indian government to take "extraordinary measures" in the horrific rape cases

Read More at: https://m.economictimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/indian-students-in-uk-write-to-modi-to-demand-justice/articleshow/63772411.cms

Date : Apr 15, 2018


Indian students in UK write to PM Modi to first take action

In the letter, the organisations said they were writing the letter 'with a sense of great distress and horror over the recent crimes of heinous nature against three minor girls in India. In the brutal rape and murder of eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir, it was pointed out that a police officer had helped another police officer in concealing evidence. The victim was drugged and held captive for eight days in a temple. "Ministers in the state government have openly supported protests in favour of the accused

Read More at: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/indian-students-in-uk-write-to-pm-modi-to-first-take-action-in-rape-of-minors-incidents/articleshow/63769769.cms

Date : Apr 18, 2018


Indian Students in the UK write letter to PM

The NISAU UK expressed a sense of great distress and horror over these crimes of a heinous nature and urged Modi to make an announcement on the issue when he addresses the diaspora at the Bharat Ki Baat, Sabke Saath event in London on Wednesday, during which he will address questions from around the world in a live global telecast.

Read More at: https://www.republicworld.com/india-news/general-news/indian-students-in-uk-write-a-letter-to-prime-minister-narendra-modi-heres-why

Date : April 15, 2018


NISAU asking PM Modi to take “extraordinary measures” for safety of Women

Indian students and alumni based in the UK have delivered a letter for Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Indian High Commission in London asking him to take "extraordinary measures" to ensure justice in rape cases reported from different states in India.

Read More at: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-dear-pm-prove-india-s-daughters-matter-indian-students-in-uk-write-to-narendra-modi-2605232

Date : Apr 15, 2018


NISAU and 19 India-related societies submitter urges India Government to make “swift changes”

The National Indian Students and Alumni Union (NISAU) UK, together with 19 India-related societies at leading UK universities, submitted the letter dated April 14 ahead of the Indian PM’s four-day visit to the UK on Tuesday. It urges the Indian Government to take “extraordinary measures” in the horrific rape cases that have been reported in Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh and more recently in Gujarat.

Read More at: http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/nation/indian-students-in-uk-write-to-pm-modi-to-demand-justice/574297.html

Date : Apr 15, 2018


Indian students in UK write to Modi to demand justice

By taking swift and strict action, please show that the Indian government's initial silence and delayed response to these horrific crimes against humanity are not a support of the accused because the accused have some or the other link with those in power,

Read More at: https://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/indian-students-in-uk-write-to-modi-to-demand-justice-118041500482_1.html

Date : April 15, 2018


NISAU Commented on UK’s visa policies leave bilateral relationship unfinished.

Indian students want to go home in the long-term; their requirement is to gain work experience during the short and mid-term after study so they have a USP in the domestic market at home. Since 2011, visa policies have created a hostile feeling in the Indian student community towards Britain. Until now UK has been considered the most desirable study destination, but now other countries (US, Canada and Australia) offer more competitivevisa and work experience options.

Read More at: https://www.sundayguardianlive.com/world/7318-uk-s-visa-policies-leave-bilateral-relationship-unfinished

Date : April 3 2018


Conservatives host transforming India roundtable

The Conservative Friends of India (CFI) hosted a roundtable at the Conservative Campaign Headquarters in London on 21 September. The CFI is an actively Conservative organisation that seeks closer relations between India and Britain for the benefit of both nations. NISAU presented some of the problems facing Indian students regarding visas and proposed the introduction of a two-year post-study visa for Indian students.

Read More at: https://www.sundayguardianlive.com/world/6625-conservatives-host-transforming-india-roundtable

Date : April 3, 2018


Why new UK Visa rules will be a dampener for Indian students wanting to pursue British education

we do feel that for a holistic change in perception, it will take stronger efforts on the part of the UK government to demonstrate a further understanding of the requirements of the Indian student — especially the need to obtain temporary work visas to acquire work experience, which is part of educational requirement. NISAU has been campaigning for a specific visa for Indian students in the UK — a two-year work permit that can be granted conditional on return to India after two years.

Read More at: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/nri/visa-and-immigration/why-new-uk-visa-rules-will-be-a-dampener-for-indian-students-wanting-to-pursue-british-education/articleshow/58437323.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

Date : May 01, 2017


UK must remove obstacles faced by Indian students: Tharoor

He was speaking at the National Indian Students and Alumni Union UK where he has been welcomed as a Patron. During the ceremony, Tharoor spoke about the issues of Indian students face in the UK and how Britain should approach India post-Brexit saying, Britain must remove some of these obstacles and can create a new "framework", which is in line with NISAU's proposed two-year visa scheme, the 'Fair Visa Fair Chance' campaign.

Read More at: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-uk-must-remove-obstacles-faced-by-indian-students-tharoor-2349098

Date : 10 March 2017


UK must make it easier for Indian students if it wants a good post-Brexit relationship, warns Kerala MP

Shashi Tharoor makes the comments while speaking to the National Indian Students and Alumni Union UK If Britain wants preferential ties with India following Brexit it must make it easier for Indian students, an Indian MP has warned. I am not saying Indians should migrate here. As an Indian politician, I want them to come back to India and to serve my country but I would like them to come here and study.

Read More at: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/britain-indian-students-easier-uk-post-brexit-india-visa-relations-shashi-tharoor-kerala-mp-diplomat-a7623551.html

Date : 12 March 2017


Shashi Tharoor becomes Patron of the National Indian Students Union

Dr Shashi Tharoor, Indian politician and a former diplomat, has become the Patron of the National Indian Students & Alumni Union (NISAU). Dr Tharoor was presented with a certificated commemorating the appointment by Sanam Arora, Founding President of NISAU on Friday 3rd march 2017. Hosted during a special ‘In Conversation with…’ event at the University of Westminster, Dr Tharoor spoke about his new book, ‘Inglorious Empire: What the British did to India’with Dr Daya Thussu, Professor of International Communication and Co-Director of India Media Centre at the University

Read More at: https://www.newasianpost.com/shashi-tharoor-becomes-patron-national-indian-students-union/

Date : March 3, 2017


‘Visa policies for Indians in the UK must focus on post study work opportunities’

The UK’s visa policies such as the closure of the Post Study Work Visa and issues such as the closure of hundreds of bogus colleges, which has impacted thousands of innocent students, have already affected the country’s image as a study destination. However, despite all of this, it is testimony to the brilliance of the UK’s Higher Education system and the India-UK relationship that students tell us they still think of the UK as their top preference for higher education, and they are very sad to be unable to choose the UK due to its post-study employment issues.

Read More at: https://www.hindustantimes.com/education/visa-policies-for-indians-in-the-uk-must-focus-on-post-study-work-opportunities/story-MTGpTgoYvgSE8mTeBORoXJ.html

Date : Aug 30, 2016


NISAU attends INBA’s 2nd Academic Tour: Student Delegation to United Kingdom...

with the view to expand the scope and interest of Indian students to pursue world class education in the field of law at some of the world’s finest universities based in the UK, offering direct access to the country’s legal market. This event was an ...

Read More at: http://www.livelaw.in/inbas-2nd-academic-tour-student-delegation-united-kingdom/

Date : 7 March 2017


Anglo-Indian ties strained by student visa policy

Without the guaranteed opportunity to work for two years after graduation – often in a fairly low-paid capacity – Indian students are going to places where they can: Australia, Canada, Germany and the US. Without some international work experience, Indian graduates might struggle when they return home to join the labour market

Read More at: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/opinion/anglo-indian-ties-strained-student-visa-policy

Date : Feb 24, 2017


Brexit blow: UK loses its sheen as most popular study destination for Indians

Many Indian students are concerned over the lack of a post study visa that would allow them to gain valuable work experience in the UK after studies and thus give them a competitive edge in the job market both back in India as well as globally. Members of NISAU recently met with senior officials in the Indian ministry of external affairs to explain the concept of the visa, which she feels will have to be discussed between the two governments at the highest level for it to take shape and become a reality.

Read More at: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/56837907.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

Date : 29 Jan 2017


Cautious welcome to UK student visa pilot

While we are supportive of the scheme in general, the key aim seems to be around enabling students to find employment opportunities by giving them a slightly longer time period. This addresses the wrong issue. The issue is that students are discriminated against the moment they disclose they will require visa sponsorship. Many students time and again lose out on job offers that they achieve much earlier on, often during the course of their studies – purely because they need a visa.

Read More at: https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/cautious-welcome-to-uk-student-visa-pilot/story-90K95xbQnFQ1tmZRD6hgOI.html

Date : Aug 10, 2016


Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Awarded Honorary Fellowship In UK

With NISAU striving for the betterment of the society and working towards development and change, the organisation is proud to honour Sri Sri Ravi Shankar for his immense contribution to furthering world peace & working towards a violence-free society, for his social and cultural contributions to India and for furthering Yoga, Meditation and Spiritual Studies in a global context

Read More at: https://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/sri-sri-ravi-shankar-awarded-honorary-fellowship-in-uk-116062700262_1.html

Date : June 27, 2016


Former Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi awarded honorary fellowship in UK

Deputy High Commissioner of India Dr Virender Paul bestowed the Honorary Fellowship on Quraishi at an event organised by the 100-Foot Journey Club and the National Indian Students and Alumni Union (NISAU), UK, to discuss elections and electoral reforms in India at the India House on Friday night.

Read More at: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/52277467.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

Date : May 15, 2016


London School of Economics to host prestigious conference on India’s growing global footprint

At the National Indian Students and Alumni Union UK we aim to develop future leaders for India, the UK and the Indo-British relationship. Through this forum we hope to bring together the young Indian community in Britain with change-makers and inspirational personalities that can enable knowledge transfer and motivate diaspora Indian youth to take a more active role in the India growth story.

Read More at: https://bollyspice.com/london-school-economics-host-prestigious-conference-indias-growing-global-footprint/

Date : March 21, 2016


NISAU Floats Ireland Chapter

NISAU Northern Ireland has been formally launched by the Lord Mayor Alderman Brian Kingston, alongside the annual British Council International Education Marketing conference, at the iconic Belfast City Hall.

Read More at: https://asianlite.com/news/uk-news/nisu-floats-n-ireland-chapter/

Date : Dec 15, 2016


LSE South Asia Centre and National Indian Students & Alumni Union UK host special farewell for the outgoing Deputy High Commissioner of India

Miss Sanam Arora thanked Dr Paul for being a pillar of support for NISAU, playing an incredible role in its growth and offering unparalleled guidance and encouragement for Indian students and youth in the UK. She applauded Dr Paul for being an inspiration and for giving the NISAU team the opportunity to learn from him and work closely with the High Commission of India.

Read More at: https://www.asian-voice.com/News/India/LSE-South-Asia-Centre-and-National-Indian-Students-Alumni-Union-UK-host-special-farewell-for-the-outgoing-Deputy-High-Commissioner-of-India

Date : 28th July 2016


NISAU Interviewed by Punjab2000

Speaking about the event, Sanam Arora, President, National Indian Students and Alumni Union UK, said: “At the National Indian Students and Alumni Union UK we aim to develop future leaders for India, the UK and the Indo-British relationship. Through this forum we hope to bring together the young Indian community in Britain with change-makers and inspirational personalities that can enable knowledge transfer and motivate diaspora Indian youth to take a more active role in the India growth story.”

Read More at: https://punjab2000.com/london-school-of-economics-to-host-prestigious-conference-on-indias-growing-global-footprint/

Date : 19 March 2016


‘India’s Growing Global Footprint’ theme as LSE and NISAU hosts India Forum 2016

At the National Indian Students and Alumni Union UK we aim to develop future leaders for India, the UK and the Indo-British relationship. Through this forum we hope to bring together the young Indian community in Britain with change-makers and inspirational personalities that can enable knowledge transfer and motivate diaspora Indian youth to take a more active role in the India growth story.

Read More at: http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/14354310.___India___s_Growing_Global_Footprint____theme_as_
LSE_hosts_India_Forum_2016/

Date : 18th March 2016


National Indian Students Union UK awards Arijit Singh with the Youth Icon Award 2014

Arijit’s incredible journey to success in such a short space of time, a result of his utmost dedication and passion for his craft are extremely inspiring for the youth. By honouring him and celebrating his work with our peer group, we hope to empower youngsters with the motivation to realize their dreams

Read More at: https://bollyspice.com/national-indian-students-union-uk-awards-arijit-singh-youth-icon-award-2014/

Date : Sep 12, 2014


Nisau interviewed for hot courses abroad

We are extremely disappointed by the fraud exposed in the student visa system and condemn the behaviour of those involved. We urge the law to take its rightful course. This incident has once again raised serious concerns over UK's student immigration policies,' said National Indian Students Union UK

Read More at: https://www.hotcoursesabroad.com/study-in-the-uk/latest-news/mass-fraud-exposed-in-uk-student-visa-system/

Date : Feb 12, 2014


NISAU hosts the Nawab of Bollywood Saif Ali Khan in London

The promotional tour for one of the most eagerly awaited Bollywood sequels, Race 2, kick-started its worldwide campaign in the City of London. A Tips Industries Ltd and UTV Motion Pictures co-production, Race 2’s leading man – the Nawab of Bollywood, Saif Ali Khan – descended upon the capital in regal pomp and glamour, to promote the upcoming mega blockbuster.

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Date : Jan 22, 2013


Indian students may be priced out of UK by falling rupee

12 to 15 per cent fewer Indian students would study abroad as a result of the rupee’s declining value, and that a “significant portion” of the reduction would hit British universities. In 2011-12, the number of Indian students attending UK universities fell by 24 per cent, a drop blamed in part on the end of the automatic right to work in Britain for two years post-graduation.

Read More at: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/indian-students-may-be-priced-out-of-uk-by-falling-rupee/2007238.article

Date : Sep 02, 2013


NISAU interviewed by The Independent

Zee is “definitely one of the first three points of call” for new Indian migrants to Britain. But for second- and third-generation diaspora south Asians, it remains “still deeply traditional in outlook”.

Read More at: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/the-a-to-zee-will-zee-tv-britains-first-indian-satellite-channel-find-its-audience-8989526.html

Date : Dec 06, 2013