Uncertain future for Indians studying medicine in China



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The number of Indian students pursuing MBBS in China has grown immensely in the past few years. Today there are an estimated 21,000 Indian students studying MBBS in China. Now due to India-China border tension, the future of these students looks bleak, reports Nikunj Sharma.

By Nikunj Sharma

Thousands of Indian doctors who graduated from Chinese universities, foreign education consultants in India, and medicine aspirants for Chinese universities are all skeptical about their future prospects in their own country. Reason? The continuously growing anti-China sentiments since the COVID-19 outbreak coupled with India-China border stand-off is making both the domestic work environment and study scenario in the neighboring country tad complicated.

So much so that Indian students who came back from China during winter break in January are not even sure whether they will be allowed to join back their course or university in China.

While most students

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