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Promising Education in Russia: Tver State Medical Academy Admits Eight Students on the Spot
30.05.2009 г.

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TIRUCHI: A home away from home is what Russian universities promise for Indian students aspiring to pursue Medicine and Engineering programs.

Most of the 22 students who attended the Counselling and Spot Admission program jointly conducted by the Russian Centre of Science and Culture and Study Abroad here on Friday were keen on taking up Medicine. Alexey  N. Sergeyev, Deputy Dean for Foreign Students, Tver Medical State Academy, admitted eight students on the spot.

Beyond boundaries: Alexey  N. Sergeyev, Deputy Dean for Foreign Students, Tver State Medical Academy, Russia is counseling students in Tiruchi on Friday. Photo: R. M. Rajapathinam

The advantage the Russian universities project is higher education in world-class institutions equipped with research facilities of excellent standard at the economical costs not only compared to institutions in other countries but also India, and hassle-free clearance of visas.

Indian students study in large numbers in Russian universities. For instance, in the Tver Medical State Academy which has a total of 4,500 students, 850 out of the 1,200 foreign students are Indians, said C. Ravi Chandran, Managing Director, Study Abroad Educational Consultants, the accredited official representative of the Ministry of the Health of the Russian Federation in India.

Unlike in the other countries, there are no pre-qualifying exams like CET, IELTS, etc. for admissions to universities in Russia. The admissions are based on the 12th standard marks for Bachelor degree program. Thirty Russian Medical Universities figure in the top 100 in World Ranking.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have rated the Moscow Medical Academy, The Russian State Medical University, and The St. Petersburg State Medical University in II, III & X positions in the world respectively. Russian Medical Universities offer an M.D. degree, which is equivalent to M.B.B.S in India. The Medical Council of India recognizes nine medical universities of Russia. They include Universities of Moscow, Tver, Volgograd, Stavropol and Rostov.

For a medical course a minimum of 50 per cent marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology is essential while in case of SC/ST and OBC candidates it has to be 40 per cent in the above mentioned subjects as prescribed by the Medical Council of India.

For more details, contact the Russian Cultural Centre at Chennai at the dial of 044 — 24986860 / 24988215 or email info@studyabroadedu.com

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