The Supreme Court on Friday suggested that the Centre could develop a web portal providing details of foreign universities for the medical students who returned from Ukraine following Russia's invasion in February, to complete their studies.
A bench comprising Justices Hemant Gupta and Sudhanshu Dhulia told Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the Centre, that the government should help Indian students who will now have to go abroad under alternative schemes and the High Commissions could help the students.
Mehta said that he is not taking an adversarial stand and sought time to get instructions from the authorities concerned regarding the suggestions made by the top court.
He further submitted that the Centre has taken several measures to help the students, including for the ones who could not do their clinical training have been permitted to complete it here.
The Centre has told the Supreme Court that the medical students cannot be accommodated in the Indian universities in the absence of provision under National Medical Commission (NMC) Act, 2019.
Any relaxation given then it will seriously hamper the standards of medical education in the country, the centre stated.
The apex court has scheduled further hearing on the matter for September 23.
The top court was hearing a batch of petitions filed by students, who had to return from the war-torn Ukraine, seeking permission to complete their medical education in India.