India issues advisory for students planning to study in China

11 September, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava

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In light of the thousands of registered students who are still stranded at home due to the COVID-19 outbreak, India has published a comprehensive advise on studying at Chinese medical schools.

In light of the thousands of registered students who are still stranded at home due to the COVID-19 outbreak, India has published a comprehensive advise on studying at Chinese medical schools.

Chinese visa restriction has an impact on more than 23,000 Indian students who are enrolled in various Chinese colleges. According to a statement sent by the embassy on September 8, “Embassy of India in Beijing has been getting various enquiries from potential Indian students and their parents with respect to seeking admission for undergraduate clinical medical programme in China.”

China stated in July that it has made progress in making it easier for Indian students to return and that it is coordinating with the necessary agencies to ensure that the first batch of Indian students may return to China as soon as possible to continue their studies.

National Board of Examination report that showed that just 6387 out of 40,417 students who took the FMG Examination between 2015 and 2021 passed it was also provided by the Indian Embassy.

The assertion was expanded upon, “According to the analysis, just 6387 of the 40,417 students who took the FMG Exam between 2015 and 2021 passed it. Here, just 16% of Indian students who took the clinical medical programme at these 45 universities in China at that time period passed.”

Due to COVID-19-related limitations, Indian students studying medicine at Chinese universities are unable to return to China to attend classes.

The need to hastily handle the return of Indian students to China so they may start attending classes at an early date was previously highlighted by External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar during his meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on the sidelines of the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.

Earlier on March 25, Jaishankar and Wang Yi met in attempt to enable the homecoming of Indian students.

According to Indian Embassy in China, the Chinese side had earlier in April stated its willingness to take into account facilitating the return of Indian students to China based on necessity.