Work limits eased for cash-strapped Indian students

Australia has decided to offer additional work options for Indian students to help them cope with the impact of rupee depreciation. They will also be allowed to work for unlimited hours per week, reports Times News Network.

With the value of the rupee falling to a record low against the US dollar, Indian students studying abroad are being forced to shell out more to meet the living costs. A number of Indian students enrolled in postgraduate and doctoral research programmes at Australian universities work as faculty and assist research programmes to meet part of their living expenses. They also work in libraries and laboratories. The students will now be permitted to work more hours so that they can earn more.

According to visa statistics, depreciation of the rupee hasn't affected the flow of students to Australia. At present, there are about 70,000 Indian students in Australia. There were about 18,000 Indian students in 2005.
Full report on The Economic Times site