Karnataka considers online courses for medical students evacuated from Ukraine
The matter will be discussed in detail with Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai along with other issues concerning the student community, Education Ministry officials said.
Karnataka’s education department plans to hold online classes for students who have returned or will return to the state in war-torn Ukraine. Department officials are to meet Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai in this regard. Dr. PG Girish, Director of the Department of Medical Education, said Thursday, February 3, that the state government is considering temporarily organizing online courses for Karnataka students studying MBBS in Ukraine. Classes will be held temporarily until things improve in Ukraine, he said.
“It is difficult to provide offline education to these students under the current circumstances. Seats here have been allocated to those who have passed the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET). temporary online courses be arranged for those who have returned to India,” he said. He added that while it would be difficult to grant permanent admissions to Indian medical colleges for those coming from Ukraine , it is possible to organize temporary online courses with slight changes in the program.
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The issue will be discussed in detail with the chief minister along with other issues concerning the student community, he said. Meanwhile, the JD(S) has said that if the party is elected to power in the 2023 Assembly elections, it will introduce legislation to abolish the National Eligibility and Entrance Examination (NEET) in the state. “Isn’t NEET unfair to children from poor or middle-class families? Doesn’t the government see that parents have to bleed themselves dry to shell out thousands and thousands of rupees for tuition? Kumaraswamy said in a series of tweets against NEETs.
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