India, Sept. 11 -- The Boris Johnson government on Wednesday announced the return of the two-year post study work visa that was popular with self-financing Indian students, reversing a 2012 decision that led to a major drop of Indian students coming to the UK.

The announcement means Indian and other international students completing a degree course in any subject from next year will be able to stay for two years and take up any job. The visa route was scrapped by Theresa May when she was home secretary in April 2012.

Indian students with loans used the two-year period to find work and recover some of the expenses of studying and living in the UK. May scrapped the visa route on the ground that it was too generous, along with other measur...