Work and study
Monalita
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#1
| Member

Work and study

Hi everyone, I have been looking for nursing schools and found out that there are several nursing schools in India. I have always been interested in india and its culture. Could anyone help by giving me information on moving to india?! I would like to study and work at the same time, is that possible?! Is it safe for a female to travel alone to india? My destination would be bangalore, if anyone could help me I'd be thankful!

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#2
| Maha Guru Member
Hi Monalita,Welcome to Indiamike.:D .You can study and work at the same time ,but it will be very hard for you to take a full time job and still concentrate on your studies.So ,a part time job is better .It is safe for a female traveller in India if you use the same precautions you would use when you are travelling anywhere else in the world.
It would be better if you are specific on what exactly do you want to know on moving to India.

There are a few threads about moving to Bangalore and also on Solo female travelling in India.If you can search these threads then the info might be quite useful.

Regards,
#3
| Loud Noisy Bird
Whoa...

Are you of Indian Origin? What kind of visa would you plan on getting?

You can get a student visa to study here in a government-approved institution; you can only work here if you have an employment visa.

If you were to be accepted in an Indian nursing school, I would guess you'd get the student visa ok. That would not allow you to work here.

You don't say anything about your previous experience of India in your post, but I get the feeling, from what you say, that it is minimal? Excuse me if I'm wrong...

If I'm right, however, I would most strongly suggest that you spend time here finding about about the place, finding out of you could live here, finding out about India's education system and what it would be like to study here.

Of course, the fact that you have a destination, Bangalore, lined up may well mean I've got it all wrong!

Answering your specific questions is hard --- because they are not very specific! But it can be said that, about moving to India, the Indian government's visa policy makes that very difficult if you are not of Indian origin (hence my opener...)

Spend some time browsing this site, checking out the Moving to and the Expat forums particularly, you'll get quite a lot from other people's questions and answers and experiences.

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#4
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Sorry Monalita ,I Provided you wrong info on studying and working at the same time.ouch ,that wrong info hurts.[cry].Nick is right as usual.
#5
| Loud Noisy Bird
I know Indian visa regulations a damn site better than I know British ones! There's seldom any need to learn the immigration law about one's own country.

...But you'd think there'd be a way that students could achieve it!

But these Indian visa restrictions are pretty tough :(.

Except for specifically india-related subjects, I would have thought it fairly rare to get applications from foreign students. Mostly the traffic is the other way.

One heck of a lot of competition too. Don't imagine there'd be any walking to the front of the big queue of local applicants clutching their 100% pass certificates.
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#6
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True Nick ,The gov can introduce something like minimum work hours for foreign students so that they can cover costs or even work as a part time apprenctice to get relevant experience.
But then again they wont bother as usual ,To be fair to them there are not many foreign students in India .
That said Bangalore has students from Bangladesh ,Nepal ,Some african countries and many students from Sri Lnka.It would be of help to them.
I have gone off topic again i am afraid.:)
#7
| Loud Noisy Bird
Not off-topic at all: I'm surprised there are so many.

I guess you'd have mentioned it already if you knew about nursing...
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#8
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Long before Bangalore became the nerve centre of IT, it was famous as a college town with a sizeable foreign student population. The other college town popular with foreign students is Pune. There are hundreds of students from Iran, Nigeria, Kenya, Nepal, Lebanon etc. attending various educational institutions in these two cities.
#9
| Senior Member
u can learn nursing from private institutions....dont know about the working part while learning!
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#10
| Account Closed

Originally posted by: GoanCanuckLong before Bangalore became the nerve centre of IT, it was famous as a college town with a sizeable foreign student population. The other college town popular with foreign students is Pune. There are hundreds of students from Iran, Nigeria, Kenya, Nepal, Lebanon etc. attending various educational institutions in these two cities.



Batistuta too, any idea on how these students fund their activities? Are they there on scholarships, or do they get a work permit after all, or are there exchange deals with some countries, or...? Should be interesting to quite a few here.
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#11
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Hi everyone, thanks alot for share and helping me.

No I am not of Indian origins, I am arabic and from Bahrain. You are not wrong Nick, I have no experience of India and honestly I have never been there.

Moving to india is only to experience a new culture and learn about people but while I am there I would like to study and learn something to help people. I already have a bachelor degree and post graduate degree, guess I am addicted to learning and lately been interested in science and medicine.

Since I am moving to another country, leaving everything, I will definately need to work. Of course its not easy to find a job overseas so I'll get a student visa and maybe then try and get a work permit if possible!

Thank you all again and I will try to read all the post and read about Bangalore. If you have any other information, u think might help me, I'll be thankful ;)
#12
| Maha Guru Member

Originally posted by: Monalita

Since I am moving to another country, leaving everything, I will definately need to work. Of course its not easy to find a job overseas so I'll get a student visa and maybe then try and get a work permit if possible!



Getting a work permit is out of the question. A person on a student visa is not supposed to be working.
#13
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GoanCanuck, thx for your fast reply. So there is no way! Then maybe I should find a nursing school somewhere else.
#14
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I have a valid five year business visa.

Can I join a local university ?
#15
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Study at university on a business Visa ?

I finished my business and want to study here in India.

Can I join a local university with my valid 5 year business visa or do I need to get out of the country , come back to my own country, get a new student visa and come back ?

I know you can't work on a student visa, but can you study on a business visa ?