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NMC regulations: Indian medical students hit the great wall of China

Borders still closed, students admitted to colleges there worried about meeting NMC regulations


A major reason Indian students seek admission in these universities is that private medical education there is far cheaper than in India | Photo: iStock

Vinay Umarji Ahmedabad
Trichy-based Sohail Ahmed, a third-year MBBS student of Jiangsu University, China, has been stuck at home since January 2020. While his university continues to insist on online classes, Indian regulations will not recognise his medical education unless he attends a stipulated number of physical classes and does an internship at the university. Nor will the rules allow him to take a transfer to another varsity.

“We are stuck between a rock and a hard place,” says Ahmed, helplessly. “I am in my third-year of MBBS and I still don't know how to hold a syringe.”

Like Ahmed, thousands of Indian students are

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First Published: Feb 21 2022 | 6:07 AM IST

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