From August 7, 2017 all UK visa applicants submitting a PBS Tier 4 (UK Student Visa) or Tier 2 application (including dependents) within India will be required to submit all original documentation along with their passport via their chosen Visa Application Centre (VAC).
Your documents will no longer be scanned at the VAC and returned to you at the end of your appointment. Instead, the documents will be received along with your visa application and returned with your passport following a decision by UK Visas and Immigration.
UK Tier 4 visa checklist: Learn here about the documents required for a UK student visa (Tier 4 UK visa).
Please note that for studying foundation courses in the UK, students need an ‘IELTS for UKVI’ and not the regular academic IELTS.