Government estimates that 1,100 Indian students are now studying in Ukraine.

Most Indian students studying medical education in Ukraine have returned to India since conflict began . Around 1100 Indian students are now in Ukraine, according to the government .

The mission has advised all Indian citizens in Ukraine to strictly follow the country's guidelines.Image Source: Shutterstock New Delhi: Though most of the Indian students who are studying medical studies in Ukraine have returned, the majority have returned, according to the government.Minister of State for External Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi said the Indian embassy in Kyiv issued an alert on October 25 advising all Indian citizens to leave Ukraine immediately using the available means.Although most of the Indian students studying medical education in Ukraine have returned to India since the conflict began, around 1100 Indian students are now in Ukraine, according to her.

The mission had also shared information about the available options for crossing borders with Indian citizens, and she said it remains in touch with Ukrainian nationals to provide assistance if required.The minister also referred to the National Medical Commission's (NMC), which began to support Indian medical students whose studies in Ukraine were impacted by the war.Ms Lekhi said the National Medical College (NMC) had devised a framework for Indian students who were in the last year of their undergraduate medical program but had to leave their foreign institute and finish their studies with a certificate of completion of the course from their institute by June 2022, according to a public notice.Upon gaining a FMG score, such foreign medical graduates are able to undertake a two-year compulsory rotational medical internship to cover the time required for the laboratory preparation that could not be performed by them during the foreign institute's undergraduate medicine course, as well as familiarizing themselves with Indian traditions.

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