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India steps up efforts for students who returned from Ukraine

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The Indian government has been in touch with the educational authorities in Ukraine regarding the continuation of studies by Indian students who returned from Ukraine (File image courtesy: Indian Air Force)

The Indian government has been in touch with the educational authorities in Ukraine regarding the continuation of studies by Indian students who returned from Ukraine after the conflict with Russia began in February, this year.

Replying to a question in Rajya Sabha on Thursday, Minister of State for External Affairs Meenakashi Lekhi said that the ground situation in Ukraine does not permit the return of Indian students and the Ukrainian side has reiterated its willingness to allow Indian students to continue their courses online.

She informed that National Medical Commission (NMC) has devised a scheme under which Indian medical students who did not undergo physical clinical training due to the extraordinary situation, but were granted certificates of completion of degree by respective institutes in foreign countries, on or before 30 June 2022, will be permitted to appear in the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE).

Upon qualifying the FMGE, such students will be required to undergo Compulsory Rotating Medical Internship (CRMI) for a period of two years in order to be eligible for registration in India.

The issues relating to education of Indian medical students from overseas are dealt as per extant rules and regulations of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the National Medical Commission.

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