The industrialist then tagged Tech Mahindra MD & CEO, CP Gurnani on Twitter to find out the idea about it. Anand Mahindra also said that “I didn’t know that there was such a dearth of medical colleges in India.”
He asked CP Gurnani that “CP Gurnani, can we explore the idea of setting up an Institute of Medical Studies on the campus of Mahindra University?” While many Twitter users welcomed the Mahindra chairman’s idea, some of them also cautioned about the heavy fee structure in private medical colleges in India.
This tweet comes at a time when thousands of Indian students are stranded in Ukraine. According to the estimates of the Ministry of External Affairs, there are about 18,000 Indian students studying medicine in the European country. According to the National Medical Commission currently there are 605 medical colleges in India and about 90,825 seats per year.
Around 16 lakh students had given the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for MBBS admission in 2021. Many students from India choose countries like Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Georgia, Armenia, China, Philippines and Trinidad and Tobago to study medicine.
Many of these countries provide medical education at one-third the cost of private medical education in India. Anand Mahindra is already running Mahindra University in India. Mahindra University offers many courses of study including Engineering, BA, BBA, BA LLB, M.Tech, MBA and PhD programs.
Mahindra & Mahindra has become a very successful brand in India. With the launch of cars like the all-new Mahindra Thar and the all-new Mahindra XUV700, the demand for Mahindra vehicles in India has increased tremendously. Mahindra is planning to bring the all-new Scorpio in the market later this year.
Recently both the vehicles were seen testing together on Indian roads. The brand will also bring several electric SUVs to the Indian market and the company has now started releasing new teaser videos. Currently, the brand is struggling to meet the demand
Let us tell you that the waiting period of the all-new Mahindra XUV700 has reached more than a year in many parts of the country. Apart from this, Mahindra & Mahindra’s off-road SUV Mahindra Thar also has a substantial waiting period.