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Tightening its visa rules, New Zealand has issued half as many new study visas to Indian students in the past five months as in the same period last year, turning down too many potential students from India. Between the start of July and the end of October, the country approved 3,102 visas, just 48 per cent of the 6,462 approved in the same period last year. The fall was due to tighter rules for, and monitoring of, study visa applications from India because too many students we .. Tightening its visa rules, New Zealand has issued half as many new study visas to Indian students in the past five months as in the same period last year, turning down too many potential students from India. Between the start of July and the end of October, the country approved 3,102 visas, just 48 per cent of the 6,462 approved in the same period last year. The fall was due to tighter rules for, and monitoring of, study visa applications from India because too many students were arriving with too little money to support themselves and too little English to study here, New Zealand’s public broadcaster ‘Radio New Zealand’ reported. Auckland International Education Group, which represents 16 private tertiary institutions, said the government had gone too far. The group’s spokesman Paul Chalmers said Immigration New Zealand’s Mumbai office was ..