Here in India the medical CET is extremely tough, I know that for a fact, because I have
given it and got a pathetic rank so bad, the only thing I was eligible for was
dentistry in a distant small town 500 kms away. The competition here is
tremendous because every parent wants their child who has done science in 12th
to be a doctor, even more than an engineer.
I received ansms yesterday from an agent who promised a low fees mbbs course in Russia
from a reputed institution. I gave the
agent a call back asking for details and
I learnt a lot from him.
The first question I asked was were these russia mbbs colleges recognised by mci
If any of you are interested in doing an MBBS in Russia, Ukraine or China do go
through these FAQs.
What is the SCOPE of Doing MBBS in Russia?
In one word. IMMENSE. Just like any other MBBS degree done here locally, it has the same
value as you eventually have to be registered with the MCI (medical council of
India) in order to practice medicine in the country here. Once you pass the
screening test conducted by MCI you are on the same plane as any other MBBS
around. It is like a “leveling” exam.
A few differences is that is is much more expensive than if you did it right here in
India and you will be far away from friends and family, which I feel is also a
very good thing, as it will avoid any distractions. MBBS is all about “mugging”
or “by heart” ,just the opposite of Engineering, so all you will end up doing
is learning by heart huge textbooks from morning to night.
What is this screening test all about and do I need to give it?
for your country of mbbs study, you will have to procure a certificate of
eligibility from the MCI I order to start your MBBS studies For this you need
50% marks in PCB in your 10 +2 year for general category and 40% for OBC and
When you return to India after completing your MBBS course and wish to practice medicine
here, you will have to pass a screening test conducted by MCI.
It is Mandatory for any medical student who has done a medical certificate course
abroad and wants to practice here to take this test and clear it.
The exam is held twice a year and can be attempted at a maximum of 3 times by any candidate
The papers include : Pre Clinical, Para Clinical and Clinical Medicine and its allied
subjects Obstetrics and Gynecology
Each paper is 3 hours duration and passing marks are 50% In each paper.
According to students who have taken the test earlier, it is not a tough paper to crack
fairly standard. Everyone who has cleared and the questions areMBBS with even average marks can
clear the screening easily.
So now you know that it does not make a difference if the
russia mbbs colleges recognised by mci or not because as long as you have an adequate medical degree equivalent
to MBBS and can clear the screening its good enough.
Should I approach an Agent
or consultant? are they trust worthy?
There are plenty of agents or consultants that can help you with documentation especially
Visa and passport. It would make sense to let the consultant handle all that
and would also be a complete source for information regarding the institutes
that offer MB there.
Through this agent you probably would get some choice between a few MBBS colleges
and on the whole it would make you feel much more comfortable. Most of these consultants
would not even charge high fees because they are adequately commissioned by the
respective Russian colleges itself. Note that study abroad consultants for
USA,UK etc differ from Russia MBA consultants because many of the Russia mba
consultants deal ONLY with Russia and maybe Ukraine at the most, but no other
If the consultant/agent has many offices in the city or in various cities in the
country, it is safe to assume that you wont be scammed, so keep that in mind.
Another thing to keep in mind is that the college the agent is representing is
WHO and UNESCO approved and the age of the institution- the older the better of course.
What are the Fees and
Duration for doing an MBBS in Russia?
from city to city but are in the average range of 12 to 26 lacs. Average course
duration is 5.5 to 6 years, we are taking 6 years for calculation.
college 4 lacs per year * 6 years = 24 lacs (In larger cities like Moscow)
colelge2.50 lacs per year*6 yeas= 15lacs (In tier 2 cities)
per year*6 years= 1,08,000
expenses=50,000 per year*6= 3lacs