Centre to help medical students who returned from Ukraine to complete course

Indian nationals, evacuated from war-torn Ukraine, board an IAF C-17 Globemaster plane in Bucharest to return to India on Thursday. Photo: PTI

New Delhi: Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar said that the government is trying to secure continuation of education and other academic relaxations for the medical students who have returned from Ukraine

The minister was replying to a query in Lok Sabha.

Last month, Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan had revealed that Hungary had offered to facilitate completion of medical education of students who were evacuated from Ukraine.

Meanwhile, India is in talks with Romania, Kazakhstan and Poland too about allowing the Indian students to continue their medical education.

An Ukraine minister announced that the KROK 1 exam, which the third-year medical students have to take to graduate to the fourth year, has been postponed to next academic year.

Meanwhile, the KROK-2 exams of the final-year students have been cancelled.

(KROK is a licensing examination, must for state certification for awarding the qualification of doctor, dentist or pharmacist. KROK–1 and KROK–2 exams are obligatory for medical, dental and pharmacy students in Ukraine. Theses exams are held by the Testing Center of Ministry of Health of Ukraine. KROK, an Ukrainian acronym, denotes Integrated License exam under European Credit Transfer System.)

Over 20,000 students from India were evacuated from Ukraine last month after Russian forces invaded the country, plunging the eastern European country into a war. Most students from India used to join for medical courses in Ukraine.

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