MBBS is one of the most prominent and imperial career options for students in India. Many Indian students struggle to complete MBBS from a government university or a good private medical university. But Sometimes because of hard competition and a limited number of seats, medical students opt for a foreign university like Russia as it is now becoming the hottest spot for the MBBS program. Russian government invests a lot in their medical infrastructure and education system; it has a lot of opportunities for international students. When we talk about India, it has a diverse culture and mixed economy. The Indian education system is very rigid and sturdy. Each country has its pros and cons related to the medical Program. So, the following are the factor on which we will discuss the difference between studying MBBS in Russia Vs India –
The degree which is offered by Russia after completing the medical course is called MD (Doctor of Medicine) and in India, we call it an MBBS degree.
- Span of Study
The duration of the medical program to study MBBS in Russia is 6 years, 5 years for course curriculum, and 1 year for an internship while in India it is only for 5 years program.
- Course Curriculum
In Russia, the course curriculum has been designed in such a way that the main focus is practical knowledge not theoretical but in India mainly emphasis in theoretical knowledge.
- Class Strength
Class strength is one of the key factors for students as well as the teacher to concentrate in class. In Russia, it is about a batch of 25 to 30 students while in India it’s 100 or 120 or more than that.
- Capitation Fees
Most of the private universities in India demand donation fees around Rs. 15 lakh to Rs. 20 lakh depending on the university, along with tuition fee structure, but in Russia, capitation fees are not accepted by the medical universities like Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) otherwise its affiliation may be canceled.
- Admission Process
In India, the admission process is very arduous as compared to Russia. In India, you need to pass a medical test and various tests for getting admission but in Russia, admission eligibility is only 12th board qualifying marks with PCB (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology).
- Course Content and Examination
Indian MBBS University has extended courses and a more number of examinations while Russia University like Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) has compact course content and less examination.
- Tuition Fee Structure
Russian university like Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) MBBS fee structure is very low around Rs. 4 lakh to Rs. 6 lakh per year which is very low as compared to Indian private medical colleges.
- Living Cost
Living cost in Russia is also very nominal same like India.
Russia has a world-class infrastructure facility that you will not get in any Indian medical college. Russian medical education provides all the modern facilities for research and development like laboratories, the latest equipment, etc.
- MCI and WHO Approved
The degree received from Russian medical universities like Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)is accredited by the Medical Council of India (MCI) and recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO). The students can get a medical license, and they can practice in India after clearing the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE).
- Global Recognition
MBBS from Russia gives international recognition to Indian students; they get a chance to interact with people from different communities and can grow their network for further career growth even students get international recognition when they come back to India.