Elaborating further, he said, applications were processed from five states -- Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka.
"What we have seen is that quality of students applying to United Kingdom universities has improved," he said,adding, there has been constant increase in visit visas issued to Indians.
Responding to a query, he said 80 per cent of applications comprise "visit visas" and second highest will be from people who travel to UK for "work."
According to a press release, for the year ending March 2017, 4.14 lakh visitor visas were issued, of which 11,700 comprise student visas and 5,000 short term study visas.
During the same period, 60,000 work visas were issued, it said.
"Students are starting to understand much better," Mr Joshi said, on the reasons for increase in student applications to United Kingdom.
On the impact of Britain exiting the European Union, Mr Joshi said, " The (UK) government is clear that once we leave the European Union, United Kingdom will become a "beacon" for a fair rules based trade system."
On a query whether investments from India will dampen due to UK coming out of the EU, he said, "no it is the opposite.. We are seeing bigger investments.. TVS Logistics (TVS Group company) has employed more than 4,000 people and they are expanding.. They are continuing to expand. We have a lot of energy travelling in both directions."
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