Maharashtra government launches free online study module to help medical students returning to Ukraine

ByMike V. Cooper

Apr 8, 2022

The Maharashtra government has launched a free online study module for students returning from war-torn Ukraine.

The Maharashtra government has launched a free online study module for students returning from war-torn Ukraine.

The Maharashtra government has launched a three-month online course for students returning from Ukraine who left the country while their courses were still incomplete. The course for returning Ukrainian students was designed by the State University of Health Sciences. The digital course content was developed in partnership by Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) headquartered in Nashik and a private entity, Elsevier. The study module, which is free of charge, was initiated by Maharashtra State Minister of Medical Education Amit Deshmukh and MUHS Vice Chancellor Madhuri Kanitkar.

TEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION FOR STUDENTS

MUHS VC Madhuri Kanitkar went on to say, “The digital content has been developed by MUHS with assistance from Elsevier. This is a voluntary course for students who have returned from Ukraine. This is of a temporary arrangement for students who currently have no access to education.

She added that the university has also developed a downloadable mobile app for the e-learning module that allows students to use the study materials on their phones.

REGISTRATION ON THE MUHS PORTAL

Informing that the course will be free, MUHS VC said, “Students interested in taking the online course will need to self-register on the MUHS portal. No fees will be charged to students for this course.”

COURSES TO HELP RETURNEES TO UKRAINE COMPLETE EDUCATION

Maharashtra State Minister of Medical Education Amit Deshmukh went on to say that the module will prove beneficial for returning students from Ukraine who are expected to take advantage of it.

He added, “Students pursuing medical studies in Ukraine had to return to India due to the outbreak of war there.”

“To prevent these students from dropping out of school, the MUHS and Elsevier have made useful content available to them within a very short time”, continued the Minister.

However, a senior Elsevier officer, Amit Modi, said: “As this course has been developed as an interim arrangement, there will be no particular benefit from this course for students.”

(With PTI inputs)