India

Multinational companies from around the world are setting up operations in India, attracted by its booming economy, growing foreign direct investment (FDI), low labour and raw materials costs, and English-speaking workforce. Read more

The Indian government’s commitment to expanding the manufacturing sector, improving infrastructure, bureaucracy, and tackling corruption, as well as to the Make in India and Smart Cities initiatives, are also attracting companies seeking global growth.

By producing an influx of expatriates, international assignees and corporate relocations, this improving business, economic and political environment is fuelling the expansion of India’s vibrant global mobility sector. Particularly in such a complex and fast-moving landscape, HR and global mobility managers need access to the latest information if they are to ensure that their companies comply with all the regulations governing the management of international relocations and assignments in India.

This section provides practical advice and information for HR and global managers with international assignees, whether they are on long-term, short-term or project assignments, and for those setting up a business or a company office in India. With input from experts across the global mobility and relocation industry, it covers the latest trends in inbound, outbound and domestic relocation – from hotspot relocation destinations like Bangalore, Pune, Gurgaon, and India’s eight Special Economic Zones, to industry sectors and assignee profiles – plus talent management, immigration, residential and commercial property, and employee support topics, including education and international schools.

The section also features the latest news, articles, tools and resources to support overseas assignments, inbound relocation moves, and domestic relocations.

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Immigration

Iconic buildings in India (including Taj Mahal) graphic

Spousal visa permits on the Indian immigration agenda

Permits Foundation and stakeholders in India discuss proposal for spousal work authorisation via intra-corporate transfer visas, after Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju, indicates support in principle.

Education

The number of international students attending UK universities grew in the last academic year, with notable increases from China and India.

UK universities enjoy continued growth in international student enrolment

The number of international students attending UK universities grew in the last academic year, with notable increases from China and India.
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Surge in non-EU students at UK universities

The number of Tier 4 visas granted to non-EU students in 2019 increased by 16%, with the total attending UK universities hitting an all-time high.
Pathways World Schools

What is worth knowing – and how do we teach it?

Dr Shalini Advani, director of Pathways School Noida, India, explains the importance of a curriculum that develops skills in students which will better prepare them for the future workplace.

Short-and long-term accommodation

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