Indian authorities have warned students not to enrol at medical colleges on the mainland, citing shortcomings in curriculums, poor infrastructure and the absence of English-speaking teachers at some institutions. Yang Shuying, a spokeswoman for the Chinese embassy in New Delhi, said the Indian warning was being scrutinised but refused to elaborate. Attracted by cheap tuition fees and easy admission procedures, hundreds of Indian students have flocked to Tianjin Medical University in Tianjin , China Three Gorges University in Hubei province , Xingxian University in Henan province and medical colleges in Nanjing and Suzhou . India's ambassador to China, Nalin Surie, warned of the pitfalls of pursuing a medical degree on the mainland early this week. He expressed concern about conditions for Indians already studying in medical colleges on the mainland. 'We have taken up the matter with the Chinese medical universities concerned as well as the Chinese Ministry of Education,' Mr Surie said. Another Indian diplomat, a recent visitor to two Chinese medical colleges, said: 'We have received complaints from Indian students about the absence of English-speaking teachers in some of the Chinese medical colleges, although at the time of admission they were assured that they would be taught in English.' A senior government official advised Indians studying medicine on the mainland to register with the Indian embassy in Beijing or with the consulate in Shanghai so that their problems could be properly addressed. The Medical Council of India says it does not recognise all Chinese medical degrees. 'The MCI will not warn students about deciding where they should study. That is not our business. If the students make ill-informed decisions, what can we do about it?' asked council official P. Kumar. Niyaz Mohammed, director of the Asian Education Consultancy in Madras, said medical education in India was so costly that only the rich could afford it. 'In China, one can become a doctor by spending 800,000 rupees ($143,000). In India, admission fees in some medical colleges are as high as 2.5 million rupees,' he said.