Karnataka considers online courses for students returning from Ukraine
Karnataka: 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 on Thursday 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. Here, seats were allocated to those who passed the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET). But it is possible that temporary online courses will be organized for those who have returned to India, he said.
Although there is a slight change in the program compared to that of Ukraine, it is possible to organize courses online. But, it is difficult to provide them with entrances and places here, he explained.
The issue will be discussed in detail with the chief minister along with other issues concerning the student community, he said. Hundreds of students from the state are pursuing medical studies in Ukraine because they cannot get a seat in the state due to admission rules and exorbitant fee structure.
After the Russian-Ukrainian war, one wonders why medical education cannot be provided at the same cheaper rate as in Ukraine. Congress and JD(S) questioned the sanctity of the NEET exam and alleged that the system had introduced mafia.online private lessons for students returning from Ukraine