The Ambassador of India, Mr. Hemant Harishchandra Kotalwar visited Masaryk University for the first time. The visit took place as part of the celebrations of the Indian national holiday Republic Day, which is celebrated on 26th January. He met with the Dean prof. MUDr. Martin Repko, Ph.D., Vice-Dean for International Affairs and International Students doc. MUDr. Lubomír Křivan, Ph.D., representative from the International Studies Office Mgr. Zuzana Palacká and three Indian students.
His Excellency was introduced to the teaching facilities of the University Campus Bohunice, the Department of Anatomy and the Simulation Centre, which he, together with its’ high technical and professional level and the overall equipment, evaluated very positively.
The Ambassador stated that the profession of a doctor is highly prestigious in India, however, the opportunities to study at a medical faculty are very limited, even for the gifted and above-average students. For such students, he would like to mediate their studies in the Czech Republic.
One of the outcomes of the meeting was a direct establishment of contact with the ambassador of Indian students at FM MU. Furthermore, the Ambassador expressed interest in closer cooperation in the creation of bilateral agreements between our faculty and universities in India in order to enable not only Indian but also other students of the Faculty of Medicine to go to exchange stays and internships in hospitals.