Patna: Worried at the condition of Indian students in Ukraine due to the ongoing Russian- Ukraine war, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Thursday that large number of students move out to Ukraine for Medical education which was a National issue and need be reviewed at National level.

Intervening into the reply to a call attention  in Bihar Assembly, CM Nitish Kumar said that large number of students from every state including Bihar have gone to Ukraine to study medical science. This came to light recently when the crisis erupted there.The cost of medical education was less there and the students were moving out.

Mr Kumar said it is a matter of Nation concern and need to be reviewed at National level.

 For enrolment in Medical colleges including Government and private institutions in India, the students need to qualify NEET Competition whereas to pursue studies outside the country there was no need to appear in any of the competition examination.

All these issues have been exposed only after Ukraine crisis, he said.

Even after Bihat being a poor state, several students from here surprisingly have gone to Ukraine for medical education. The CM stressed the need to ponder over the reasons for this trend and evolve measures so that the students do not need to move outside to pursue their education.

 The CM maintained that all aspects were being reviewed as the students belonging to financially normal class have even moved to Ukraine.

Surprised at the informations available to the common people regarding facilities and provisions outside the country, the Chief Minister said that so much information were available through social media.

Mr Kumar said that earlier only some of the students especially belonging to communist profile including Communist Party of India and Marxist Communist Party used to go to RUSSIA for education.

He said that only after the present crisis in Ukraine, it was found that now a large number of students were going there.

The Chief Minister said that it was not at all an issue of any particular state and reiterated that this issue need to be reviewed at National level.

Earlier through his call attention, Mr Sanjeev Kumar MLA drew the attention of the house towards the fee structure in Medical Education saying that Rs 15 lakh annual expenditure was being incurred on medical education in India which the poor students were unable to afford and migrate from here to Ukraine, Nepal and some other countries where they need to spend only Rs 4 to 5 lakh annually for the medical education.

He demanded for making a provision of fee capping and increase in the number of medical colleges in the state.

Replying to his query the health minister Mangal Pandey said that the tuition fee along with other expenditures is being fixed by a committee headed by a retired judge of high court . The fee structure is reviewed after every three years and while fixing it various aspects including salary of the teaching non teaching staff ,administrative expenditures, laboratory, library, infrastructures, investments and miscellaneous expenditures ware considered.

Replying to a supplementary regarding fee capping in the medical colleges, the demand made by Sanjeev Kumar who said that annual expenditure of more than Rs 4 to 5 lakh on  medical education in India was improper, the Minister said that he would apprise and request to the committee to consider it.