India and Russia are celebrating 70 years of diplomatic relations this year. Russia is India’s time tested and most reliable friend. In keeping with this, Indian students have been migrating to Russia to study from the year 1950.
The most preferred stream of study in Russia is Medicine. Previously, Indian students studied in small towns of Russia but due to lack of infrastructure and less exposure to clinical practices, they suffered at MCI screening tests and had to change their paths after completing their education in medicine. This has led parents to become alert and start understanding that it is not only cost effectiveness that matters, but also the quality of education that matters.
Russia has 970 State Universities and only 10 have the status of Federal Universities. Federal Universities are recognized by the Central Government. They are world class Russian universities with prominent positions globally and in the education market. The duration of course being six years, the Universities are recognized by Medical Council of India. The eligibility for admissions is 50% in HSC without any donations and NEET marks.
Federal Universities have their hospitals with modern infrastructure like Simulation Centre’s where students learn and practice complicated manipulations and anatomy theatres where the students get to study human body in 3D and 4D techniques. Federal University has their own diagnostic centre which helps students diagnose and treat well.
Federal Universities are located in Metropolitan cities of Russia where 73% of population stay which enables the students to get in hand experience in University hospitals from minor to major patients. Federal Universities are ranked in World Ranking List of Universities, thus enabling Indian students to receive quality education and a recognized degree.
Hostels at these universities are well-furnished with all modern amenities. Students from over 70 nations are studying at these campuses.
The University library offers Indian books and Questions banks that aid students to prepare for the MCI. They also have access to eBooks from Oxford and Cambridge University. The teaching system is practical and theoretical based.
Dr.Amit Kamle, M.D (Russia) Director of A.K.Educational Consultants who is an authorized representative of Russian Medical Universities and working with Russia for 18 years said,” I am very happy that Federal Universities have opened their doors to Indian students. Indian students will benefit with the diverse culture and its degree as they are Russia’s most supreme universities. Their selection process, unlike other developed nations by testing its entrants with the basic knowledge of Biology and Chemistry has to be appreciated as they will select the only the best Indian students to study in their campus. It is pure merit based. I think parents must rest, ensured that their children are not in substandard campuses.
The accessibility of teachers and the methodology to solve medical issues entail a hands-on on experience. The student exchange program at Federal Universities with World Renowned Universities like USA, UK, Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand will ensure that our Indian students will have the best in every aspect of medical education.”
Dr.Elmira Zilber, Vice Chancellor of Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University on meeting with Mumbai University Vice Chancellor Dr.Sanjay Deshmukh and Pune University Vice Chancellor Dr.Nitin Karmalkar said, “We would be very happy to collaborate with these reputed Universities of Maharashtra.”
Prof. Ilshat Gafurov Chancellor of Kazan Federal University said “Indian students are very bright; we welcome them to our campus.”
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