The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has urged all the technical institutions in the country to admit students who had to leave their studies in the middle due to the Russia-Ukraine war.
The government under “Operation Ganga” evacuated all the 20,000 students pursuing MBBS and Engineering in Ukraine from the war-torn Ukraine. Considering the future of these students AICTE has written letters to all the education institutions and urged them to admit the 20,000 students who had left their studies in the war-torn Ukraine.
The decision was taken by AICTE to help these students who are in deep despair and their future seems to be hanging in the balance. Every year students choose to pursue MBBS in Ukraine for 2 reasons: Cost is less in Ukraine and the competition of medical colleges is high in India.
As per the rules issued by the NMC (National Medical Commission) in 2021 for those pursuing medical graduates Abroad (FMGs), there is no option for transfer from Foreign University to an Indian University as their selection criteria and admission guidelines are different. But the government has decided to give a wave-off for all the students who have returned from Ukraine.
The issue was also raised in the Parliament and AICTE urges all the institutions to consider the candidature of these returned students of Ukraine for the available vacant seats in the respective years so that the students can continue their Education.