NMC allows academic mobility for Ukraine return students


NMC has given No Objection to Academic Mobility Program, however, the degree will be awarded by the parent Ukrainian University.

National Medical Commission gives its “no-objection” for academic mobility program in respect of Indian medical students who are studying in Ukraine provided that other criteria of Screening Test Regulations 2002 are fulfilled.

As per a notification issued by National Medical Commission (Undergraduate Medical Education Board), it has approved the academic mobility of medical students affected by the Russia-Ukraine War. The students are allowed to take admission in other universities and complete their medical education, however, the degree will be awarded by the parent Ukrainian University.

Earlier on Monday the Central Government while appearing in a case related to Ukraine return students indicated in the Supreme Court that the Ministry of External Affairs may have taken a “favourable view” towards allowing Indian students who fled war-torn Ukraine to continue their medical studies.

Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta however sought time to consult the Health Ministry, which is the nodal Ministry on the issue. The Supreme Court adjourned a batch of petitions to September 15. The petition has been filed seeking relief for allowing nearly 20,000 Indian students who had to return from Ukraine.

As per the Public notice issued by the NMC, 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 notice further reads: “The Commission hereby conveys its No-objection for academic mobility program in respect of Indian Medical Students who are studying in Ukraine provided that other criteria of Screening Test Regulations 2002 are fulfilled.”

Earlier in August, the Lok Sabha Committee on External Affairs recommended the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare to consider accommodating these students in Indian private medical colleges as a one-time measure.

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