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Learning from the Ukraine experience

The fact that the number of Indian students who go abroad for studies is increasing every year is well-known

A father hugs his daughter, who was evacuated from crisis-hit Ukraine, upon her arrival at the IGI Airport, in New Delhi (Photo: PTI)
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A father hugs his daughter, who was evacuated from crisis-hit Ukraine, upon her arrival at the IGI Airport, in New Delhi (Photo: PTI)

Prosenjit Datta
The plight of Indian students stuck in Ukraine, mostly enrolled for medical education and desperate to get back home, is under the spotlight. Hundreds of students have taken shelter in bunkers and are running out of money and food. Others have undertaken the long and dangerous trek on foot to the Poland or Romania borders in the hope of crossing over to a safer country from where they can be evacuated. Social media is full of appeals from stranded students.

It has also brought to the fore the old question: Why do so many Indian students go to study medicine, engineering,
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First Published: Feb 28 2022 | 11:39 PM IST

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