Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Indian doctors, made in China

Pallavi Iyer has an interesting opinion piece in today's Hindu about the growing number of Indian students studying medicine in China.

Currently, a total of 230 Indian students are studying for an MBBS at TMU. According to Professor Gao Feng Lin, Director of TMU's International Exchange Department, the number of applicants from India far exceeds the available places at the university. He reveals that TMU received over 600 applications in 2005 but was able to accept only 180.

Vishwajit Sagar, an agent with the Nagpur-based South East Asia Educational Services, recruited 107 Indian students to study medicine at Suzhou University in 2004. Last year, the number of new students at Suzhou had risen to 200. Mr. Sagar also recruited an extra 100 students for placement at Nantong and Jiangsu universities in 2005, which given neighbouring Suzhou's success, decided to throw open their doors to Indians as well.

"This is a win-win situation for all," claims Mr. Sagar.

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Thanks to Pradeepkumar for the e-mail alert.


  1. Anonymous said...

    A Chinese MBBS may not be all that great. I had written about it earlier and just after I wrote it, there were some disturbing developments in China. Do read the comments section as well.