Ukraine-returned medical students’ admission impossible in India: Centre to SC

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New Delhi, 15 September: The Supreme Court will hear the demand of medical students who returned from Ukraine for admission in Indian colleges. The Central Government has said in its reply that these students either went there because of low marks in NEET, or for cheap studies. Admission of these students in India is not possible by law. The central government has said that after taking consent from the Ukrainian college, complete the degree in another country.

During the hearing on September 5, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Central Government, had said that the matter is being looked into by the Ministry of External Affairs. On August 26, the court had issued notice to the central government. The Supreme Court had said that it is for the government to decide whether colleges in India have so much space and whether they can be admitted in India under the rules.

The petition has been filed by Parthvi Ahuja and Prati Singh. It has been said in the petition that there is no possibility of normalcy in Ukraine yet, future of thousands of students hangs in the balance. Petition stated that the students who have returned from Ukraine should be given a place in government and private colleges by giving relaxation in the admission rules.

Petition said that guidelines should be issued for the Ukraine returned Indian students for them to complete their studies in coordination with the colleges and universities there.