Ukraine-returned students admitted to State Colleges, Announces Mamata Banerjee

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Ukraine-returned students admitted to State Colleges, Announces Mamata Banerjee


Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced that the Bengal government will accommodate students who had returned from Ukraine. She also blamed the Centre for not taking any responsibility for the students and said that the students cannot spend a huge amount of money on their education in another foreign country.

“Two months passed, Centre has not yet taken any responsibility for the students who have returned from Ukraine. We had asked the Centre to allow us to accommodate them at different colleges. Instead, they have just asked the students to go to Poland and Hungary for their studies. It is not possible for the students to spend a huge amount again in another foreign country. But we have chalked out a plan for the students,” she said while speaking to the press.

Banerjee said that out of the 422 returnees from Ukraine, 409 are MBBS students, three are in a dental course and one is pursuing veterinary course. While six are engineering students, three are labourers.

She said that the six engineering students have been offered seats in private colleges and two of them have already joined the course while others are in the process of joining.

Among the three dental students, the one who has completed his studies, have been given an internship at a government dental college while the remaining two will be allowed in practical classes at the same college, she told reporters.

Out of the three workers, two have been appointed on casual basis at a district magistrate’s office while the third one has already got a job and moved to Dubai, Banerjee said.

The CM said that the veterinary student has been provided admission at the West Bengal University of Animal & Fishery Sciences.

Out of 409 MBBS students a total of 23 sixth year medical students will be allowed to undergo internship at government medical colleges. The fifth-year and fourth-year students, a total of 135, will be allowed to undergo ‘observing seats’ in different medical colleges.

As many as 172 third year and second year medical students will be allowed to attend practical classes, Banerjee said.

She said that 78 first year students who are qualified for the 2021 session would be allowed for counselling immediately at private medical colleges against management quota seats as fresh admission.


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