On Thursday, the West Bengal government announced arrangements for students who left Ukraine in the past few months. Several medical aspirants fled the war-torn country as the conflict with Russia ravaged and took its toll on the population. In light of this, the state government has come up with guidelines for students as their future is currently at stake.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee spoke about what is on offer for students from the state. From college admissions to securing job opportunities for final-year students, the state wants to make sure they’re taken care of and don’t lag behind in their education, which could set them back in college. years to come.
Necessary provisions in order
At a press conference, Mamata Banerjee outlined the necessary arrangements made for the students. First-year students will be admitted to private medical institutes to complete their training. Second- and third-year students, meanwhile, will take “practical courses” at a few selected government colleges. Fourth and fifth year students will undergo “observation seat” at various medical schools. In addition, students in the penultimate year will be allowed to enroll in colleges.
The CM told The Times of India: “There are 78 freshmen out of 422 returnees, and they would all be admitted to private medical colleges. Sixty-nine of them are NEET qualified. For them, the colleges were asked to provide admission at a preferential rate compared to the management quota seats, there would only be a few left after that, and they will also be catered for.
In addition, several provisions have been made for engineering, dental and veterinary science students. Six engineering students are offered admission to private colleges. Out of the three dental aspirants, one is allowed to do an internship at Govt Dental College, Kolkata, and the other two will do an observation internship. A veterinary student is also offered admission to the WB University of Animal and Fisheries Sciences.
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