The emphasis on the meritorious qualities of higher education in Russian universities and other institutions, particularly beneficial to Indian students, was reiterated by a visiting delegation at an Educational Fair, jointly organized by the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) and the Russian Centre of International Education (RCIE), at 24, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi, on May 14.
Welcoming the visiting Russian delegation and students, Mr. Gadzhi M. Akhmedov, Deputy Director, RCSC, underlined the unique features regarding Russian higher education. The most advanced one standard-wise and comparably cheaper one cost-wise, the degrees and diplomas recognized abroad, coupled with English apart from Russian, as medium of instruction, are the major highlights with reference to Russian higher studies, Mr. Akhmedov added.
The eight-member Russian delegation was led by Prof. Bazhenov D. V., Vice Chancellor, Tver State Medical Academy. Underscoring the steadily-growing popularity of higher education in Russia, Prof. Bazhenov of Tver State Medical Academy, said that Russian universities attract a large number of foreign students from all over the world every year. So far, over 90, 000 foreign students, among them 40, 000 Indian students, have successfully completed higher educational courses in Russia. He added that medicine, engineering, Russian language and humanities are the subjects mainly chosen by foreign students. Apart from having highly qualified scientists and professors, the institutions offer much cheaper cost of higher education than in countries such as the US, the UK, etc.
The members of the delegation stressed that Russian medical universities have been rated at a high level by UNESCO and WHO. Bilateral economic and commercial ties between Russia and India in such fields as space research, engineering, electronics, bio-chemistry, technology, medicine, etc., require a large number of well-trained personnel, and as such higher education obtained by Indian students in Russia will further enhance bilateral cooperation and promote mutually-beneficial partnership.
The Russian delegation also visited Jaipur, Agra, Chennai, Madurai, Coimbatore and Ahmedabad.