Academic mobility programme for students who returned from Ukraine

Indian nationals evacuated from crisis-hit Ukraine: PTI

The National Medical Commission has certified that the medical students who returned from Ukraine can continue studying in 29 countries as part of the academic mobility programme. The countries are Poland, Austria, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Moldova, Slovakia, Spain, Uzbekistan, US, Italy, Belgium, Egypt, Belarus, Latvia, Kyrgyzstan, Greece, Rumania, Sweden, Israel, Iran, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Germany, Turkey, Croatia and Hungary.

The degree will be given by Ukrainian universities.

They will only get the approval of the National Medical Commission if the Ukrainian institutes arrange academic mobility programmes in the institutes of the 29 above-mentioned countries.

Those who finish their studies in this way should pass certain exams to continue their studies in India.

It is only recently that the National Medical commission gave approval to the academic mobility programme.

Most of the medical universities in Ukraine started their classes on the 1st of this month.

No opportunities in India: Centre
The centre has informed the Supreme Court that the Ukraine students will not be able to continue their studies in Indian universities. There are no provisions in the National Medical commission for such a concession. In the affidavit submitted by the Health Ministry Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, giving such a concession will affect Indian medical studies.

Low entrance marks procured during the medical entrance in India and inexpensive education expenditure abroad are the reasons why students prefer foreign universities. The govt said that if they allow poor merit students in premier Indian medical colleges, it may lead to other legal actions from the candidates who could not get seats in the college.

The government feels allowing medical admissions that way will be equal to allowing backdoor admissions.

Though the plea submitted by including Malayalees with regard to the Ukraine students' further studies was considered yesterday, the hearing didn't happen.

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