A three month online course has been introduced by the Maharashtra Government for the students who had to leave their medical education midway and return to India due to the war in Ukraine. Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, headquartered in Nashik (MUHS) in partnership with Elsevier, a private firm has developed the digital content. The study module which is free of cost was jointly launched by Amit Deshmukh, the State Medical Education Minister and the Lt Gen Retd Madhuri Kanitkar Vice Chancellor of MUHS. She further stated “The digital content has been developed by the MUHS with help from Elsevier. It is a voluntary course for the students who have returned from Ukraine. This is a temporary arrangement for the students who at present have no access to education.” MUHS has also released a mobile application for the same which contains the course material for students. “Students interested in taking up the online course will have to register themselves on the MUHS portal. No fee will be charged from the students for this course,” the VC stated. She further stated that that student’s should take advantage of this program. “Students pursuing medical education in Ukraine had to return to India due to the outbreak of war there. To avoid educational loss of these students, the MUHS and Elsevier have made available useful content for them in a very short period.” “As this course has been developed as a stopgap arrangement, there will be no special benefits of this course for the students,” an officer from Elsevier stated.
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