Every parent is worried for their child' career specially in science stream due to stiff competition and less number of seats available in Government medical colleges across India. This is why students prefer to change the career path from MBBS to paramedical courses later.
Getting admission in to MBBS in India is not that easy as the students now require to qualify the multiple choice questions (MCQ's) National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) conducted by the National Testing Agency after their Higher Secondary (HSc) exams.
In 2019, more than 14 lakh aspirants appeared for NEET. In India there are approx. 78,000 seats for MBBS courses. So students with good qualifying scores in NEET get admission in India but students who just qualify with minimum grades either repeat the year or change the streams by giving up their dream of becoming a doctor.
As per World Health Organisation (WHO), there is a shortage of doctors in India. Russia's is considerably preferred as a student-friendly destination. Although many countries like China, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, Georgia, Philippines, Nepal try to attract Indian students with less fees, shorter duration of courses, Indian food at campuses etc, a student should not compromise on the quality of medical education provided by any University abroad.
Since 1950, Indian students have been travelling to Russia for education, making it one of the most experienced country to accept and handle Indian medical students.
Russia is India's time-tested friend. Over the years many medical universities that do not have good infrastructure have also been mushrooming across Russia.
Parents fall into their trap as the fees there is pocket-friendly but understand its after-effects only once the student lands in the particular University.
Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (IKBFU) is Russia's premier Federal University located in Russia's most western European region Kaliningrad.
No donations and capitation fees are accepted for admission for MBBS in IKBFU. Kaliningrad is close to European countries like Germany, Poland, Latvia, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark. The University is recognised by Medical Council of India, WHO and is listed in the QS World Ranking of Universities, BRICS, Top Universities of the World.
The duration of medical education is 6 years in English medium throughout. The state-of-art infrastructure like the Simulation Clinic, Diagnostic Centres, Cardio and Paediatric Centre, 3-D Techniques of teaching, centralised library with study material from India centric syllabus, MCQ's test series preparations for NEXT (National Exit Test) from the first year of study and hands on practicals for Indian students at hospitals across the world makes IKBFU the most preferred University for Indian students in Russia .
Indian students stay in a secure and separate boys and girls hostels within the University campus with modern bedrooms, furniture, appliances, clean toilets and bathrooms, washing machines, kitchens, reading rooms in the hostel, free WI-FI and 24x7 security.
Swimming, gymnasium and sports complex is also at the students disposal. Every year Indian students conduct 'Indian Extravaganza' to display their talents thus also bringing the cultural ties between the two nations.
Dr.Amit Kamle ,M.D (Russia) chief Advisor to the First Vice Chancellor of Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University said,"Indian students are selected in IKBFU on the basis of HSc results 50% in Physics , Chemistry and Biology, NEET score (Qualifying marks for Open and reserved) and result of the Aptitude test."
He added,"They are fortunate to study MBBS at IKBFU as the fees are affordable for the quality of medical education offered. Several merit scholarships based on attendances and performances in annual examinations is at the students disposal. As Kaliningrad is strategically located in the heart of Europe our meritorious students can participate in student exchange programs within the European Union like Germany, Poland, Latvia, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark after completion of (4th year of studies) para clinical studies. I encourage the Indian students to craft their careers in IKBFU."
Shreya Salvi a 3rd year student at IKBFU said,"I compared many Universities of Russia and other countries, but I feel I have made a correct decision. Our teachers are preparing us for the future."
Pradeep Sardar of Mumbai said his daughter Sonali is very happy at Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University. "I am sure she will become a very good doctor and serve our nation in future."
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