The Can Tho University of Medicine and Pharmacy in the namesake city in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region welcomed more than 200 Indian medical students, 2,300 new students, and over 2,100 graduates at the opening ceremony of the 2023-24 academic year on Thursday.
This is the second year the university will train Indian medical students.
The admission of 247 Indian students was made in accordance with a bilateral cooperation agreement between the university and an educational organization.
Aside from Indian nationals, students from Cambodia, Belgium, Britain, and the United States are taking short- and long-term courses in diagnostic imaging, nursing, and endocrinology at the university.
“The university is moving toward becoming a smart [university] with a focus on investing in modern equipment and infrastructure, reforming teaching methods, improving studying programs, and attracting highly-qualified teachers and lecturers,” said Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Trung Kien, rector of the Can Tho City-based university.
The university currently trains over 14,000 students.
|Representatives of the Can Tho University for Medicine and Pharmacy award a scholarship to the valedictorian of the university entrance exam at the educational institution. Photo: Thai Luy / Tuoi Tre|
Tran Minh Hau was Can Tho University’s most recent valedictorian. She scored 27.85 on the university entrance exam and was awarded a VND44 million (US$1,805) scholarship, equivalent to a year’s tuition.
The university plays an important role in training the medical workforce in the Mekong Delta region, said many officials from Mekong Delta localities.