NEW DELHI: The National Medical Commission (NMC) has issued a list of universities in Georgia in which Ukraine-returned Indian medical students can apply for MBBS under the Academic Mobility Programme. Recently, the Commission issued the list of countries where Indian medical students from Ukraine can apply for completing studies. NMC allowed Indian medical students to relocate to universities in other countries and complete their studies.
According to an official notification from NMC, students can study in BAU International University, Batumi; Georgian National University, SEU; and New Vision University located in Georgia.
The details of fee and medium of instruction of these universities are given below:
Fee (in US Dollars)
Medium of instruction
BAU International University, Batumi
Georgian National University, SEU
New Vision University
“Since the above information is dynamic in nature, any other additional information will be disseminated for all as and when received from the Ministry of External Affairs,” the NMC notification added.
NMC made it clear that this list is to facilitate the Indian medical students who are studying in Ukraine and not by way of any responsibility of the Indian government.
The Commission issued the list of universities in consultation with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Ministry of External Affairs. Recently, the Supreme Court suggested that the Centre assist the medical students by creating a web portal giving details of the foreign universities, where they could complete their courses as per the government’s academic mobility programme.
The top court’s suggestion came after the Centre said that students cannot be accommodated in medical colleges in India for lack of provisions under the law.
NMC issued a ‘No objection for Academic Mobility Programme by Ukraine’ indicating that NMC would accept completion of their remaining courses in other countries as the certificate completion/degree is expected to be issued by the parent institutions in Ukraine. It clarified that the phrase “global mobility” cannot be interpreted to mean accommodation of these students in Indian colleges or universities.