17th October 2022:In a recent announcement by the Ambassador of Uzbekistan to India it was announced that his country is going to provide seats to displaced Indian students from medical universities in Ukraine. He further mentioned that there will provision of up to 2,000 seats, admission to these seats would be based on the guidelines set by National Medical Commission, Government of India.
A major step in Indo-Uzbek cooperation further strengthening the relationship between the two countries especially with the backdrop of the SCO summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan and visit of the Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This gesture by Government of Uzbekistan is a direct result of the progressive foreign policy of the PM Modi’s government.
We had the opportunity of meeting delegation from Bukhara State Medical Institute (BSMI) in New Delhi with their exclusive partner for student recruitment in India Peoplehive LLC. The delegation was represented by Dr. Angela Kurbonova from International Department and Advocate Parmod Joshi, Director, Medical Recruitment for Peoplehive LLC India Office. During our meeting we found out more information regarding the recruitment process for Ukraine students from Dr. Angela Kurbonova. She said, ‘We are pleased to welcome displaced medical students from Ukraine to BSMI if they meet the required qualifications for transferring students to Uzbekistan. They need to apply through our partner Peoplehive LLC only”. Advocate Joshi further commented on the disparity of tuition fee between PeopleHive LLC and NEO CONSULTING and others for BSMI. As per Advocate Parmod Joshi (there is special fee for Ukraine students of $3500 maximum per year as scholarship available.
We asked Dr. Kurbonova about the admission process for Ukraine students. She said ‘there is a very streamlined process of the Ministry of Higher Medical Higher Educational Institute (MHEI) Gov. of UZ. All students must submit their academic transcript/electronic journals for academic evaluation. We match the credit hours, hours studied by subject with our curricula. Based on this we will offer the applicant the year and semester of admission. Please DONOT believe agent who are assuring you the same year of study that you were studying in Ukraine as our curricula is different. We are a government institute number 2 in UZ. We follow Government guidelines for transfers, if you don’t follow these guidelines, you will not be able to get your final degree’. She informed us that she met with several parents in Hyderabad & Kerala, who have been assured falsely same year admissions by NEO Education Consultants. As well as they have been given inflated tuition fees and other charges. Further, she informed the parents that their official exclusive partner for ALL admissions is Peoplehive LLC, a USA based global education consultancy with office in Uzbekistan and India as well. There is no representative appointed by MHEI in India all such claims specially by the owner of NEO education consultants Dr Divya Reddy are illegal.