Telangana government to bear education expenses of Ukraine-returned students

Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao said that the govt will write to the Centre for permitting 740 Ukraine-returned students to complete their MBBS in India.

Telangana CM (Source: Official Twitter Account)Telangana CM (Source: Official Twitter Account)

Vagisha Kaushik | March 16, 2022 | 03:41 PM IST

NEW DELHI: With uncertainty looming large over the future of the medical students who returned from war-torn Ukraine, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has announced that the government will pay for the education expenses of over 700 students who returned from Ukraine to help them complete their medical education. Rao was speaking at the state assembly.

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Rao said that the government will write to the Centre requesting it to allow 740 students who returned from Ukraine to complete their MBBS in India. He explained that these students were studying in medical courses at different universities in Ukraine and their education has been disrupted as Russia declared war on Ukraine.

The CM informed that over 20,000 people including students were trapped in Ukraine. These students had gone there to study medical courses as Indian medical colleges charge a high fee for MBBS.

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Several other states are also putting efforts to help Ukraine-returned students complete their studies in India. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to facilitate the continuation of their education in India.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin requested PM Modi to find a way out to enable Indian medical students who studied in Ukraine to continue their studies within the country.

Chhattisgarh health minister TS Singh Deo also requested the Union government to allow the students who are returning from war-hit Ukraine to enrol in medical colleges in the country after clearing a test.

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Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday said his government will take all possible steps, after informing the Centre and National Medical Commission (NMC), for enabling Indian students coming from war-torn Ukraine to complete their courses in medicine and other subjects.

In a related development, a PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking directions on the issue of admission and continuation of studies in the country by Indian medical students who were recently evacuated from war-hit Ukraine.

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