It’s been several weeks since Russian troops were stationed on the borders of Ukraine. News channels are carrying news of the Ukraine Russia conflict. More than 20,000 students in Ukraine are studying in different universities of the country. The Indian Embassy in Ukraine has already issued an advisory for students to “temporarily leave Ukraine”.
The parents of those students in India are concerned about the safety of their children pursuing MBBS in Ukraine. They want to get accurate information about the happenings on the ground there.
Ukraine Russia Conflict: Student’s Take Is?
According to Indian students in Ukraine, the situation is normal. Malls, hospitals and other stores are operating normally. He is in touch with the Indian Embassy in Ukraine. We have given all the information to the embassy. On the other hand, parents want their children to rescue as soon as possible. Now the big question is whether Indian students should leave Ukraine temporarily or stay there?
Important Points that are affecting this question:
- Cost – Ukraine is one of the most cost-effective countries where Indian students pursue MBBS. This fee is almost 4 times less than private medical colleges in India. Because of this, students from middle-class families cannot afford to travel frequently. Since the air ticket fare is between Rs.35,000 to Rs.45,000. Currently, due to the Russia-Ukraine issue, air ticket prices are doubling and tripling. It is quite expensive for the students.
- Temporary Leave – The Indian embassy has asked the students to leave the country temporarily. This means that students will soon have to return to their studies. With this they will again have to face the problem of expensive air tickets.
- Loss of Study – Students have already had a major impact on their studies due to Covid-19 in the last two years. Again, if they fly to India again it means more months of online study. MBBS is the study where students need more practical knowledge and this may not be possible during online classes.
Overall, it’s up to you! If you are ready to tackle the above mentioned points then you can go for it. It is expected that the state of war will end soon as western countries are directly involved in this issue.
This article is written by Vishu Tripathi, Director, Affinity Education Pvt. Ltd.