Ukraine return can’t be Accomodated In Indian Universities


“Students went to foreign countries due to two reasons poor merit in NEET and affordability. Allowing poor merit students in premier medical colleges in India can lead to other litigations. Also, they won’t be able to afford the fee structure,” said by government.

The government told the Supreme Court on Thursday that students who returned from Ukraine after Russia invaded the country cannot be accommodated in Indian universities as there was no provision for it in the National Medical Commission Act, Live Law reported.

Thousands of Indian students studying MBBS in Ukraine had to abandon their studies and leave the war-torn country after Russia invaded in February. The Indian government organised special flights to evacuate over 22,000 Indians from Ukraine.

“Any further relaxation in this regard, including the prayer seeking transfer of these returnee students to Medical colleges in India would not only be dehors the provisions of Indian Medical Council Act 1956 and the National Medical Commission Act, 2019 as well as the regulations made thereunder, but would also seriously hamper the standards of medical education in the country,” the Centre told the apex court.

The Ukrainian universities have tied up with certain institutes in the rest of Europe where they will continue to study as exchange students. However, they will remain, students of the Ukrainian university, that they are enrolled and the degree will be awarded by the parent university.

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