- Russia remains the preferred choice for Indian students seeking medical education, as the country proactively adheres to all the latest norms of India’s National Medical Commission and provides a secure environment for both Indian and other foreign students
- Plans to host Russian Education Fair 2023 in Chennai on May 13th & 14th, Madurai on May 16th, Trichy on May 17th, Salem on May 18th and Coimbatore on May 19th
Chennai, 11th May 2023: Top government medical universities in Russia are set to offer over 5000 medical seats to Indian students for the academic year 2023-24. Spot admissions for these MBBS programs will take place at the All-India Russian Education Fair 2023, which will be held at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in the city on May 13th and 14th 2023. The event will feature leading medical and engineering universities from Russia, offering on-the-spot admissions to undergraduate programs in medicine, engineering and technology.
The universities participating in the Education Fair include: Volgograd State Medical University, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Kazan State Medical University, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, Kursk State Medical University, Moscow Aviation Institute and Moscow State Regional University. The fair is scheduled to take place also across many locations in Tamil Nadu. It will be held in Madurai on May 16 at The Madurai Residency Hotel; Trichy on May 17 at Femina Hotel; Salem on May 18 at GRT Hotel Zibe, and Coimbatore on May 19 at The Grand Regent. For details about the programs and fair, students can call: 9282 221 221.
Making these announcements at a media conference here today (11th May 2023), senior government and university officials from Russia said that Russia continues to be the top choice for Indian students seeking medical education abroad, as Russian universities proactively adhere to the changing norms and guidelines of India’s National Medical Commission (NMC) to ensure that their MBBS programs are well recognised in India. Additionally, the universities have also taken adequate measures and ensured the safety of Indian students studying in Russia, despite the Covid-19 pandemic and the tumultuous geopolitical situations involving Ukraine.
Indian students who have cleared National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and who have a minimum of 50% marks in the relevant core subjects/degrees (in the case of SC/ST and OBC students, the minimum marks is only 40%), can apply for MBBS programs in Russia. Tamil medium students can also apply. There are no pre-qualifying exams like CET, IELTS, etc. for admissions to universities in Russia.
Depending upon the university, and the place of study, the course fee can range from US$ 3500 to US$ 6000 per year for courses in English medium. However, as in the past, the Russian Government’s annual 100% Scholarship Programs will award 100 grants to Indian students this year as well. This will enable them to pursue Bachelor’s, Master’s, Specialist, and Postgraduate Programs in Russia’s leading universities free of cost, announced higher government and university officials from Russia.
In his comments, Mr. Avdeev Oleg Nikolaevich, Consul General, Consulate General, Russian Federation in Chennai, South India, said, “Russian universities have a long-standing reputation for providing high-quality medical education that is recognised globally. With a comprehensive curriculum, experienced faculty, and advanced facilities, Russian universities offer a robust learning environment for Indian students pursuing medical education in the country. Students from India have been admitted to Russian universities for the last 60 years. Every year thousands of Indian students step into Russia to get prestigious, globally recognised and affordable education.”
He added: “The cost of higher education is relatively cheaper because it is highly subsidised by the Government of the Russian Federation. Governmental support and adaptation programmes for international applicants are constantly evolving. Universities also provide assistance as many have special adaptation programs and support systems for Indian students.”
Talking about medical education in Russia, Mr. Ravi Chandran. C, Managing Director, Study Abroad Educational Consultants, said, “There are currently more than 300,000 international students from 200 different countries enrolled in the 600 plus government universities across Russia. By and large, medicine is the most popular area of study among Indian students who choose to pursue their higher education in Russia. Currently, there are about 20,000 Indian students studying medicine in about 70 Russian universities that offer M.D, a degree equivalent to MBBS in India. All the Russian universities adhere to NMC guidelines – including the latest one issued by it in November, 2021 relating to the duration of the MBBS program and internship, curriculum, medium of instruction (English), among others. The institutions have made sure that the safety of Indian students and their education are not impacted by the pandemic and external geopolitical situations.”
Over the recent years, the number of Russian higher education institutions in world education rankings has increased considerably. The medical programs in Russia are designed to provide students with a strong foundation in theoretical knowledge and practical skills, preparing them to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving healthcare landscape.
For more details and spot admissions students can attend All India Russian Education Fair 2023. They can furnish valid credentials supporting their eligibility to pursue Bachelor’s / Post-graduate degree programs for 2023-24 academic year, scheduled to start from September.
The media conference was attended by Mr. Avdeev Oleg Nikolaevich, Consul General, Consulate General, Russian Federation in Chennai, South India, Mr. Rogalev Gennady Andreevich, Vice Consul and Director, Russian House – Chennai, Ms. Grechko Olesya, M.D., Ph.D., Prof. Pharmacology, Volgograd State Medical University, and Mr. Timur Rustemovich Akhmetov, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Prof. of General Pathology Department, Kazan State Medical University, and Mr. Ravi Chandran. C, Managing Director, Study Abroad Educational Consultants, Chennai.
● Mr. Ravi Chandran C, Study Abroad Educational Consultants @ +91 98410 24441 / 9282 221 221
● Amarnath, Catalyst PR @ +91 98418 25081.