India has issued a thorough advisory for prospective students who want to study medical science in China, warning them of the pitfalls, including low pass rates.
New Delhi: India has issued a thorough advisory for prospective students who want to study medical science in China, warning them of the pitfalls, including low pass rates. Another thing is that they have to learn Putonghua as the official spoken language and adhere to stringent norms to qualify to practise in India. The warning was issued because Beijing’s restrictions have left thousands of Indian students enrolled at Chinese medical institutes stranded at home for more than two years.
As per the official estimates, over 23,000 Indian students are now enrolled in various Chinese universities. Most of them are medical students. China has just started providing visas to a limited number of students after more than two years of COVID visa restrictions.
Meanwhile, the Chinese medical colleges have started the enrolment of fresh students from India and abroad. In light of this, the Indian Embassy in Beijing issued a detailed advisory on Thursday for Indian students looking to study medicine in China. The advice contains the findings of the investigations, which described the difficulties faced by Indian students in China and the stringent requirements they must face to qualify for practising medicine in India. A starting finding of the advice is that only 16 per cent of the students passed the exam needed to be eligible to practise in India.
Indian students are encouraged not to apply for admission to any other colleges besides those 45 colleges. The advisory also highlighted that Indian students studying medicine in China have to obtain a licence to practise in the country where they obtained the degree.