RNS: Now, Indian medical students who fled war-torn Ukraine can take qualification exams in India. Ukraine’s First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Emine Dzhaparova told during her bilateral talks with Sanjay Verma, the Secretary of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
Dzhaparova told that the country will permit international medical students to take the Unified State Qualification Exam in the country in which they are legally residing. She was in New Delhi from April 10 to 12, on her first official visit to India.
This would help the thousands of Indian medical students who fled Ukraine after the Russian incursion in February. During Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February, 2022, over 20,000 Indian students (mostly from the medical wing), were forced to flee the country. The majority of them were forced to stop their studies in the middle, which would adversely influence their opportunities in the future. Indian students who are now in Ukraine are at a loss as to what they should do given the ongoing turmoil in Ukraine.
“On the issue of Indian medical students, the Deputy FM mentioned that Ukraine will allow foreign medical students to take the Unified State Qualification Exam in their country of domicile,” an official statement said.