London, Oct.7 (ANI) Eight Nobel prize-winning British scientists have warned the David Cameron government that its decision to impose a cap on Indian and other non-European Union immigrants will deprive the United Kingdom of talent, especially for its science and industry sectors.
The government introduced the controversial cap of 24,100 non-EU migrants until April 2011, by when a permanent limit will be imposed.
Russian Nobel Laureates Andre Geim, Konstantin Novoselov have joined six other British scientists to criticize the restrictive immigration measure.Among the other six are Tamil Nadu-born Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, ho won the prize for Chemistry in 2009
The award-winning scientists said the step was a "sad reflection" of the British Government's policies.
Several universities are struggling to recruit academics from outside the European Union because under the new restrictions, they have been given a small quota. (ANI)