Medical education in Russia has been one of the major reasons for the healthy and long-term relationship between India and Russia. Every year, thousands of students from all over the world apply to get admission in MBBS in Russia. Russia has become one of the top destinations for international students who want to pursue MBBS abroad. The number of Indian students is the highest applying for admission in medical colleges in Russia.
At present over 5000 Indian students are enrolled in various medical and technical institutions in the Russian Federation. All the Russian medical universities are recognized by the World Health Organization as well as the Medical Council of India. The Indian students, who complete their medical graduation from Russia, are eligible to work in India after clearing the national examination conducted by MCI.
The process of admission in medical universities in Russia is comparatively simpler and hassle-free. The eligibility criteria to get admission to a Russian medical university are just 50% marks in PCB in their 12th standard. The applicant must be at least 17 years old at the time of application. The lifestyle provided in the medical colleges and universities of Russia is very high at a very affordable cost. Apart from this, the tuition fee of MBBS and other medical degrees in Russia is very low as compared to other countries.
The Russian medical colleges provide the best infrastructure and technology for learning. The students are provided with many opportunities to get involved in various academic and extracurricular activities. The staff of the Russian medical colleges is highly experienced. The medium of teaching in most of the medical colleges in Russia is English which makes it much easier for Indian students to adapt and learn better. Most of the colleges in Russia have a committee for international students that takes care of all the matters related to foreign students. These committees are there to help the foreign students in case of any grievances or any problems.
The accommodation provided to the international students is up to the mark with European standards. The students take part in various cultural activities. Every year, an Indian festival is organized in the medical colleges in Russia. In such festivals, the students from Russia and other countries actively participate. This creates a strong bond between the students from all the countries. Russia offers a very friendly environment to international students; which is why it is becoming the most popular destination among foreign students, especially Indian students.
India and Russia are known to have had friendly relations for a long time. Be it politics, the army, education, technology, or other sectors. These two countries have always come forward to help and support each other. Now medical education is also added to the list of the reasons for the strong bond between the two countries.