Ministry of External Affairs has asked the students to register themselves in this module.
Ministry of External Affairs has asked the students to register themselves in this module.

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — For those youngsters abroad seeking to make the move west, the strategy is pretty well-know — a student visa. The price? Enrollment in the proper university and a cool $20,000.

However, multiple colleges in California have been caught recently abusing the system, and now, another school in the heart of Silicon Valley has been caught in the crosshairs. San Jose’s International Technological University, a recently accredited graduate school, has been exposed for its vacant hallways and deserted classrooms.

The school’s president Dr. Gregory O’Brien recently provided local news network KPIX with a tour of the university, and said it may have the appearance of looking empty because several of its students work in a full-time paid internship program. The majority of the school’s students only physically arrive on campus three weekends per semester, he said.

“So students can come here, enroll in this program, and then get credit for this curricular training working at a grocery store or the sanitation department?” he was asked by KPIX during the interview, which took place in 2015.

“If it’s not relevant, we don’t approve it,” he said in response.

In response, the Indian government recently began the process of establishing a program that will register every student that leaves the country to study abroad.

The Ministry of External Affairs has been charged with running the program, which will, amongst other things, compile data so that the government is able to advise students with information during hours of need and dire situations. The data entered into the program by students will be completely voluntary, according to Dnyaneshwar M. Mulay of the Ministry.

Mulay said the compiled information will help the ministry better serve and provide useful input to students about their pattern of migration globally, educational courses that they are registering in and related matters.

“In the subsequent weeks, the module will be expanded to include country specific advisories for Indian students; links to Facebook pages of Indian associations and Indian students associations; links carrying information on accredited educational institutions in various countries etc,” he said.