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Chennai: Chief Minister Stalin has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to take steps for medical students who have returned from Ukraine to continue their studies in private colleges in India.
The Chief Minister’s letter to the Prime Minister in this regard:
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The central government’s statement in the Supreme Court regarding the return of Indian medical students from Ukraine has left the students in agony.
In a case filed in the Supreme Court asking students from Ukraine to admit themselves to Indian medical colleges, the central government said it cannot allow them to do so. Moreover, the National Medical Commission had said that there is no way in the law to allow such a thing, and if such a relaxation is given, it will affect the quality of medical education in India.
Also, there are no restrictions on foreign universities exchanging students who have not completed their studies in Ukraine. However, using this as an opportunity, it also said that they cannot be allowed to enter the educational institutions offering undergraduate courses in India through the back door.
Revision is required
The Lok Sabha Committee on External Affairs has recommended admission of returnee students from Ukraine to Indian colleges.
Knowing this, the students were confident. Now that the central government has taken a contradictory stand, the confidence of the students has been shattered. This position needs to be reconsidered.
If it is difficult to admit them in government medical colleges, additional seats can be created and admitted in private medical colleges.
Unable to afford high fees in private colleges in India, they resort to studying medicine in Ukraine. Therefore, considering it as a special case, if private medical colleges here set a fee equal to the fees charged in foreign colleges, the affected students will be able to continue their education by paying the same fee.
On the other hand, on the basis of student exchange, I would like to select colleges and universities in other countries and ask the Department of Foreign Affairs and Health to admit these students.
As the students have already lost one year of education, the Prime Minister should immediately intervene and take action.
This was stated by the Chief Minister.