Already, states like Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Telangana are sending the youth abroad for work, said an official of the department.
Mr Channi acknowledged that the youth wanting to go abroad for studies and work were being duped by unscrupulous travel agents and several complaints had been received in this regard.
“There is no doubt that youngsters are being duped and to end this loot, the government itself is coming up as a player,” said Mr Channi.
Speaking on the special cell for students wanting to study abroad, the minister said, “It will have a tie-up with foreign institutes. This will not only save students from frauds but also help them financially as the commission which foreign institutes pay to the agents would be returned to them.”
Pointing out the exploitation of students, Mr Channi said of an average fee of Rs. 14 lakh taken from a student for studying abroad, travel agents get 30 per cent commission.
“We will give this commission back to students, which will save Rs. 3 to Rs. 4 lakh for them,” said the minister