New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India asked the Centre to provide details of those medical students of Ukraine who availed its academic mobility programme under which they could complete their courses in Universities or Colleges of other countries.
The Centre said it cannot accommodate the medical students studying in Universities of Ukraine, who have returned to the country due to war there, in Indian Medical Institutes or Universities as it “would disrupt the entire medical education system” here.
A bench of justices Aniruddha Bose and Vikram Nath on Friday asked Additional Solicitor General Aishwarya Bhati, appearing for the Centre, to file an affidavit specifying the details of the number of medical students who have been accommodated in third countries and how the scheme was progressing.
The top court was hearing a batch of petitions filed by undergraduate medical students of first to fourth-year batches in their respective foreign medical colleges/universities. These students are primarily seeking transfer to medical colleges in India in their respective semesters.