As per the officials, Indian students will be offered more than 5,000 seats in Russian medical institutions, and the political climate won’t affect the education sector.
Government medical institutions in Russia have planned to offer more than 5,000 seats to Indian students in the academic session 2023–24. The Russian universities hold the view that the political climate in the country will not affect the medical education sector or the admission of international students to the universities.
Even when Adeev Oleg Nikolaevich, Consul General of the Russian Federation in Chennai, South India, was questioned about the safety of Indian students, he claimed that the education sector would see no impact from the political climate. The reply of Adeev Oleg Nikolaevich seems to relax Indian parents who were concerned about the safety of their children in Russia. He further added that students are entirely safe in the country.
The prerequisite requirements to study MBBS in Russia for Indian students are:
- Students must have cleared the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET).
- They should have obtained at least 50% in the pertinent core topics. (SC, ST, and OBC students should have obtained at least 40%).
- Russian universities give IELTS and CET waivers to students.
Russian universities have earned a good reputation in the market for offering high-quality, internationally accredited medical education. Indian students seeking admission in Russian institutes for medical education are offered a productive learning environment because of the well-qualified faculty, extensive curricula, and modern amenities.
The cost of education in Russia is considerably low because the Russian Federation government has highly subsidised higher education, he remarked. Moreover, the Russian university official has explained that they are following the National Medical Commission’s (NMC) rules and regulations to maintain recognition of Russian MBBS in India. There are currently 25,000 students enrolled in academic programmes and courses, and 5000–6000 new medical and technical students enrol each year.