Reputable universities in Karnataka will admit repatriated medical students from Ukraine

The association of reputable universities in Karnataka has decided to intervene to help students who have returned from war-torn Ukraine to continue their studies. Students will be housed in medical facilities under the authority of the organization as directed by government and regulatory bodies.

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Prabhakar Kore, chairman of the Consortium of Reputable Universities of Karnataka (CODEUNIK), said the move “is part of nation-building efforts and also helps medical students who have returned from Ukraine to interrupt their studies.”

He thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for implementing “Operation Ganga” to repatriate the students. “The Russian-Ukrainian war presented unprecedented challenges to Indian students who were in Ukraine for higher education,” Kore added.

Manoj Rajan, Nodal Officer and Commissioner of Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority, said 621 Karnataka students were evacuated from Ukraine on Wednesday.

“Based on the data received from the Government of India on the stranded students in Ukraine and the calls received in the control room, the district administration on Wednesday reported the status of the stranded students at the district level. In total, we have confirmed 16 students who need to be evacuated.The district administration and the central call center have contacted all possible families and students,” Rajan added.

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