Thousands of Keralite medical students in crisis as China blocks entry


Aparna Raj

The students claim that they will be able to successfully complete their course only if they return to their Universities.

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Kozhikode: Keralite medical students who had to return home following the COVID outbreak are unable to go back to China to continue their studies. The future of tens of thousands of students are in crisis due to this. Entry of foreign students are still banned in China.

The students started returning to Kerala from January last month. The students were sent back by the respective Universities. However, they did not respond to the demand of the students to return to the Universities. The students are taking part in online classes after remitting the annual fees of Rs 3.5 lakhs. The fact that National Medical Commission does not recognize online examination will be a huge setback for these students. The students claim that they will be able to successfully complete their course only if they return to their Universities.

The students who took loans and borrowed lakhs of rupees to complete their studies are the most affected. More than 3000 students depend on bank loans for their studies. They are anxious whether they will have drop their studies. Most of the students got the opportunity to study at the Chinese Universities via different agencies. However, it is alleged that the agencies are not intervening in the issue. The issue has been raised before the Indian Embassy, Central and Union Ministers but no action has been taken in this regard.

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