India has taken up with Chinese authorities the difficulty of Indian college students not with the ability to return to China, based on External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, who additionally mentioned the authorities have repeatedly conveyed that overseas college students needs to be suggested that their research are prone to proceed by way of on-line means even for the following semester.
In a letter to Rajya Sabha member M V Shreyams Kumar, Mr Jaishankar additionally mentioned the ministry and the Embassy in Beijing have taken up the difficulty of return of Indian college students with the involved Chinese authorities on a number of events.
Last month, Mr Kumar had written to the minister flagging issues about 1000’s of Indian medical college students pursuing research in China not with the ability to return to finish their research because of journey restrictions. He had additionally urged the minister to take up the difficulty on the diplomatic stage.
“The Chinese side has maintained that the restrictions have been introduced in view of the pandemic and they would adjust the same based on the global pandemic scenario. Unfortunately, there has been no positive evolution of this situation so far.
“In reality, with reviews of resurgence of COVID-19 circumstances in some elements of China, the involved authorities have additional bolstered epidemic controls and restrictions on journey and entry into China,” Mr Jaishankar said in the letter dated July 30.
He also said the Chinese authorities have repeatedly conveyed that foreign students should be advised that their studies are likely to continue only through online means even for the next semester.
With regard to the issue of non-recognition of degrees of students who have completed their medical education online, Mr Jaishankar said the ministry has conveyed the concerns to the National Medical Commission (NMC) which looks after this particular issue. Students may be advised to pursue with NMC for a resolution of this matter, he added.
“I wish to guarantee you that Ministry of External Affairs and our Embassy in Beijing will proceed to comply with up on the matter in order that college students desirous to return to China to finish their training can accomplish that as quickly because the Government of People’s Republic of China eases its restrictions,” the minister mentioned.
According to Mr Kumar, there are round 20,000 Indian college students, together with 3,000 from Kerala, enrolled in Chinese universities for finding out MBBS. The college students returned in January 2020 on the peak of COVID-19 and have been attending on-line lessons since then with out having sensible and scientific coaching.
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