The National Indian Students and Alumni Association (NISAU) UK, the representative body of Indian students and alumni in the UK, today wrote to the UK Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, urging the government to safeguard the Graduate Route. This appeal has been made amid reports that Sunak is considering either restricting or completely ending the Graduate Route to put a stop at the soaring migration statistics, ahead of a general election in the country. The Graduate Route allows international graduates to stay in the UK for two years post-graduation (three years for PhD graduates) to gain work experience. The NISAU believes that this policy is critical to maintaining the UK’s attractiveness as a destination for international students and supporting the UK’s higher education sector and economy. In the letter, NISAU UK’s Chair Sanam Arora points out that as instructed by the government, the recent Migration Advisory Committee.

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