“Intern Visa” for foreign students
In its endeavor to strengthen India as a management education destination and build preference amongst international aspirants, Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has relaunched the second version of the Study in India initiative.
Under this initiative, students globally can explore India as a graduate management education destination and seek admission to any of the 13 participating business schools.
The business schools associated with the Study in India initiative are:
Great Lakes Institute of Management;
IFIM Business School;
Indian School of Business;
Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad;
International Management Institute, New Delhi;
ISBR Business School;
K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research;
SDA Bocconi Asia Center;
T. A. Pai Management Institute;
Universal Business School;
Xavier University, Bhubaneshwar.
Commenting on the launch, Gaurav Srivastava, Regional Director, South Asia, GMAC said, “With the evolution of the economic and academic landscape, India has emerged as a promising market for management education amongst global aspirants.
“After the successful launch of the Study in India initiative the second version further strengthens GMAC’s mission to connect candidates across the South East Asia, Africa and Middle East regions for pursuing quality business education from leading b-schools in India. Furthermore, foreign students now have the opportunity to pursue internship opportunities in India and fast track their careers.”
He further added, “We would like to thank the b-schools for their relentless support to this initiative. Study in India will assist b-schools to access a larger talent pool and increase diversity at their campuses.”
As per the recent notification from Foreigners Division, Ministry of Home Affairs, after completion of studies in India, foreign students may be granted with ‘Intern Visa’ for pursuing Internship in India. For doing employment in India after completion of studies, foreign students must go back to the country of their origin/domicile and apply for Employment Visa at the Indian mission/Post concerned.
In case there may be a course requirement to complete industrial training/summer project/internship etc. which may be a part of the prescribed curriculum, no special permission is required for completion of such industrial training/internship etc. Hence, foreign students may participate in industry internship during summer between the first and second year of their graduate management education on the strength of their student visa granted to pursue management studies in India.
Launched in 2017, Study in India generated over 2,700 leads from 64 nations including Nigeria, Korea, Bangladesh, Ghana, Philippines, Morocco, Tanzania, Indonesia, Kenya, Uzbekistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, USA, Congo, Vietnam, among others.
William Ofusu Adi from Ghana was the winner of MBA@India Contest 2017 and won a round trip to India to visit the Indian School of Business campus with the help of GMAC’s support. This year too, three lucky winners of the MBA@India Contest 2018 will have a chance to visit any of the partnering b-school campuses of their choice.
Students can visit the Study in India website www.studyinindiamba.com to discover more about studying and living in India. The website will offer aspirants access to information about the participating schools and opportunity to connect with them to seek requisite details. fiinews.com