This is close on the heels of Ukrainian universities offering a ‘mobility programme’, ahead of the autumn semester starting September 1, to Indian students under which they can opt to study at another university for a few semesters under the ‘student exchange’ programme. Thehad earlier said that it doesn’t recognise such mobility programmes.
The Centre had indicated in the Supreme Court on Monday that the
“It is informed that the mobility programme offered by Ukraine has been considered by the Commission in consultation with the Ministry of External Affairs… However, the degree will be awarded by the parent,” the NMC said.
Students ET spoke with said even though universities in Ukraine have started to operate, students were not going due to the war. They said they have been getting emails from Ukrainian universities to pay the fees for the next semester, and most have not returned their documents. With many families not willing to send their children back to Ukraine, many are quitting MBBS or paying $500-1,000 extra to get seats in places such as Georgia where the seats are already filled.
“Agents are telling us we must continue online and return for practical training around February 2023. The other option is to go for a ‘mobility programme’ under which their classes will be arranged in some other university in Europe even as they will remain students of the Ukrainian university,” said Shubham Kumar, a medical student fromMedical College.
Malavika Sharma, another student from Kharkiv said NMC only recognised theory classes online.