Shashi Tharoor seeks arrangements for students returned from Ukraine to continue studies


Shashi Tharoor | Photo: PTI

New Delhi: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Monday asked the union government to ensure the continued education of the medical students who returned from war-torn Ukraine.

"GoI needs to make special arrangements for them to continue their medical studies in Indian institutions," he said in a tweet.

Earlier, reports suggested that the Ministry of Health and the National Medical Commission have begun discussions to help more than 18,000 medical students by relaxing the ‘Foreign Medical Graduate Licentiate Regulations Act’ regarding foreign medical studies.

According to the Foreign Medical Graduate Licentiate Regulations Act, the student will have to complete education and internship in the same foreign university which the Government of India grants permission to study. If the study is ceased halfway, a special amendment to the law is required for further study in India.

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