Hearing on the application of medical students who returned from Ukraine

Hearing on the application of medical students who returned from Ukraine: Center told Supreme Court – went to Ukraine due to low numbers, could not give admission

Sep 15, 2022 - 20:04
Hearing on the application of medical students who returned from Ukraine

The hearing on Thursday in the Supreme Court has been postponed to Friday on the demand for admission of medical students who returned from Ukraine to Indian colleges. In this case, the Central Government has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court stating that it is not legally possible to admit these medical students to colleges in India.
The government has said that these are the students who either went there due to low marks in NEET or went for cheap studies. The Center said that these students can choose to complete the degree in other countries by taking approval from a Ukrainian college.
The Center has said in the affidavit that if these students are admitted to the most premier medical colleges of the country despite their poor merit, it will be unfair to those students who could not get admission to these colleges due to low NEET scores and they Had to take admission in other colleges.
On the other hand, it was also said that if these students are admitted to private colleges of the country, then they may not be able to pay the fees of private medical colleges.
Earlier, the National Medical Commission (NMC) had given relief to the medical students who returned from Ukraine after leaving their studies on 6 September. The commission had issued a NOC and told that these students will now be able to complete their studies at any medical college in the country and the world. However, the NMC has also put a condition for these students to fulfill the second criteria of the Screening Test Regulation 2002.
In fact, some medical universities in Ukraine, built in the most dangerous war zone, had asked foreign students to take mobility or transfer programs. After this, the NMC took this decision on the advice of the Ministry of External Affairs. The commission has called it temporary relocation. That is, the degree will be issued to the students by the same university of Ukraine of which they are students.
Even today, an MBBS degree is a guarantee of good employment in India. Currently, there are only about 88 thousand MBBS seats in the country, but in 2021, more than 8 lakh candidates appeared in the medical entrance exam, NEET. That is, the dream of becoming a doctor of more than 7 lakh candidates remains unfulfilled every year. This is the reason why thousands of Indian youths move to Ukraine and other countries every year to fulfill their dream of becoming a doctor.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer