Wednesday, October 12, 2011

TASMAC business school closed down its London campus | Beware of Foreign university

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TASMAC business school closed down its London campus:


The TASMAC business school closed down its London campus on October 6.In a statement,the MEA spokesperson said,The decision to shut down the campus is believed to be related to the UKs efforts to tighten norms in respect of tier-4 student visas. The TASMAC business school was started in 2004,and offers BA and MBA degrees.TASMAC apparently runs business schools in Bangalore and Kolkata.

The MEA said the Indian High Commission in London has made contact with the TASMAC authorities.Our High Commission in London has established immediate contact with TASMAC,which has conveyed that it is working with the University of Wales to transfer the students to other educational institutions so that their studies are not disrupted. 

The Indian mission has set up an advisory for students on its website,but the MEA said no Indian student had contacted them for any assistance yet.The government has been quick off the block on this,given the trouble created for about 1,500 students in the Tri-valley University in the US,which had become an embarrassing irritant in bilateral ties,some months ago.

Earlier this year,the UK instituted several changes in the student visa regime.The main changes are: From April 2012,any institution wanting to sponsor students will need to be classed as a Highly Trusted sponsor,and should be accredited by a statutory education inspection body by the end of next year.The current system does not require this,and has allowed too many below par colleges to become sponsors.

Students wanting to pursue degree courses will need to speak English at an upper intermediate (B2) level.The UK can deny entry to students,who cannot speak English without an interpreter.
Only students at universities and publicly-funded higher education colleges will be allowed to work.Besides,only post-graduate students can bring families along with them.

The TASMAC business school was started in 2004,and offers BA and MBA degrees TASMAC apparently runs business schools in Bangalore and Kolkata The Indian mission has set up an advisory for students on its website,but the MEA said no Indian student had contacted them for any assistance yet

Source: Economic times