Thursday January 8, 2009
Aimst to admit 100 medical students from India
By A. LETCHUMANAN
CHENNAI (India): The MIC-owned Aimst University has been given the approval to recruit 100 students from India to study medicine.
MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said the Ministry of Higher Education gave the approval to recruit foreign students for the medical degree recently.
This is in addition to the existing 200 seats for Malaysians studying at the university, he told reporters here yesterday.
Samy Vellu, who is the founder of the university, is leading a 150-member delegation to the inaugural World Tamils Economic conference and the annual Pravasi Bharatiya Divas conference.
“We have decided to provide the opportunity for South Indian students to pursue the medical course at the university,” he said.
Samy Vellu said the South Indian students would study in Malaysia and undergo clinical training at a reputable private hospital in Coimbatore.
“We are in talks with the hospital to make the arrangement,” he said, adding that the students would return to Malaysia for their final year and would receive their degree after graduation.
Samy Vellu said he would be going to Coimbatore to have a final discussion with the private hospital, as well as to discuss about the recognition of the medical degree with the Indian Medical Council.
On investment opportunities in India, he said there were ample opportunities for Malaysian companies to participate in infrastructure projects.
He said Malaysian companies were currently involved in highway projects between Tambaram and Tindivanam, Bombay to Pune, Gurgaon to Jaipur and in Madya Pradesh.