Indian medical students who had returned from the conflict-torn Ukraine would now be free to transfer to colleges abroad and finish their degrees.
The National Medical Commission (NMC) has decided to recognise the academic mobility scheme provided by Ukraine in light of the unique circumstances, allowing such students to finish their studies as the degree will only be granted by the parent Ukrainian university.
The NMC Act mandates that students attending foreign medical institutions complete their education at a single university in order to be eligible for a degree.
the mobility program offered by Ukraine has been considered in the Commission in consultation with the Ministry of External Affairs, wherein it was intimated that the academic mobility program is a temporary relocation to other universities in different countries globally. However, the degree will be awarded by the parent Ukrainian university, the official notice from NMC read.
“The Commission hereby conveys its no-objection for academic mobility programme in respect of Indian medical students who are studying in Ukraine provided that other criteria of Screening Test Regulations 2002 are fulfilled,” the public notice said. PTI PLB ZMN TIR TIR