US varsity asked shuts down, leaves Indian students stranded
The University of Northern Virginia has been ordered to shut down with immediate effect, leaving a large number of Indian students stranded and jeopardising their academic career.
The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia in an order dated July 16, which was made public last week, said that the University of Northern Virginia, which calls itself the most popular American university for students from India, ‘must cease operations immediately’ as a post-secondary institution.
Given that the University of Northern Virginia (UNV) has a significantly large number of foreign students, mostly from India, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia has asked these students with F-1 visas to approach the Department of Homeland Security with issues related to immigration and optional practical training.
The now closed university has been asked to provide information regarding students’ academic and financial records. UNV, which was once run by a chancellor who reportedly maintained a sex dungeon, was raided by FBI in July 2011. agencies