India/ 23 March, 2022/ Source/ https://www.outlookindia.com/
With the Russia-Ukraine war not seemingly nearing an end any time soon, thousands of Indian medical students are worried about their future and the hard-earned money their parents spent on their education. The latest threat? Scams.
Indian students returning from Ukraine PTI
By Jeevan Prakash Sharma
Over 20,000 medical students, who fled strife-torn Ukraine, are yet to overcome their mental agony of surviving bomb explosions and missile attacks. However, since they have arrived in India, they have been bombarded with fake and dubious career offers.
Despite being enrolled in various educational institutions for undergraduate medical education in Ukraine, thousands of students had to leave their studies midway and return to India following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. With the war not seemingly nearing an end any time soon, thousands of such Ukraine-returned students are now worried about their future and the hard-earned money that their parents have spent on their education. And back home, they are facing a new type of problem.
Touts and agents from substandard as well as unrecognised institutions have started preying on these evacuated students. Aware of the vulnerable status of the young students and their families, many have reportedly been trying to lure these students with fraud offers to exploit the situation.
Such offers are being circulated on WhatsApp groups of students, enticing them to join medical colleges in India as well as in other countries such as Poland, Hungary, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan among others. The offers claim that the credit score of the students can be transferred to other countries where they can complete their remaining education paying the remaining fee.