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Awaiting their return to Chinese universities, Indian medical students will stage a protest at Jantar Mantar on May 29

Indian medical students who had enrolled in Chinese universities have been waiting to return to their colleges for more than two years now. Their condition is all the more special as online medical education is not deemed adequate by the Indian authorities. So, even upon completion of their graduation, their degrees might not be considered eligible by the Indian authorities as per the rules.

These students have demanded return to China-based universities as the condition has been normalized, however, despite talks between governments, the students have yet to return to their campuses. To re-express their concerns, medical student associations including Indian Students in China (ISIC) and Foreign Medical Graduates Parents Association (FMGPA) have decided to hold a mass pan- Indian at Jantar Mantar on May 29.

The students asked the central government to make arrangements for the stranded MBBS students and discuss with China to call back the students. Meanwhile, the central government has had multiple discussions with the Chinese government, but the country is not ready to bring back foreign students.

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Meanwhile, more than 300 students and parents are due to gather in Delhi for a mass protest on May 29. They are also asking the NMC to host the students for clinical practice alone in India until such time as they are allowed to return to China to secure their degrees. are not considered to be online and are therefore valid.

Earlier, in March, students protested in Kerala raising the same issue to the government. Also last month, Indian medical students from China decided to stage a protest at Jantar Mantar.

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