Useful Information - Features & Benefits
Why study in Russia?
As you must be aware, Russia has always been in the forefront in the field of education and more specifically medicine, engineering, aviation, aerospace and other fields. Besides the mentioned specialization, Russia has been offering practically all specializations known to mankind.
With the disintegration of the Soviet Union, Russia emerged as the largest constituent in the newly formed Confederation of Independent States (CIS). Russia opened its doors for foreigners who wished to come down to Russia for higher education. Universities in Russia are becoming highly international. When you study here, you are likely to find yourself meeting students from all over the world. Many countries are represented on the campus and each student makes a unique contribution to the life of the institution, both academically and culturally.
The Russian Universities, traditionally occupy leading position in the world. Many of the medical Universities find a place in the World Health Organization (WHO)'s "Directory of World Medical Schools". This listing make a student graduating from such University eligible to appear for many of the screening tests like the USMLE, PLAB and also the newly introduced "Screening examination" conducted by the National Board Of Examinations, India, under the directive of the Medical Council of India.
Many of the Universities have been established way back in 1755, like the Lomonosov Moscow State University, which is worldwide known and highly ranked.
The system of higher education in Russia is well formulated and advanced and on par with the western countries. Many of the courses are now offered with the medium of instruction in English. Evaluation of the performance of the student is designed in such a way that the progress of the student, in mastering the subjects included in the curriculum is monitored objectively and in detail. The number of weekly tests and examinations to be taken during every academic year is strictly formulated by the head of the institution. Performance of the students in the tests is evaluated as "PASSED" or "FAILED" and in examinations as "EXCELLENT", "GOOD", "SATISFACTORY" or "FAIL". Students who accumulate a number of arrears in their academic year are expelled from their higher educational institutes. The final state examination is also a very important part of the higher educational assessment process in Russia. These methods constitute comprehensive evaluation systems by which the knowledge and the skills of the specialist are brought to light and the qualifications thus obtained then become very authentic and valuable.
1st, September of every year is the first day of the beginning of the academic year in Russia. There are 2 semesters in Russia; September to January and February to June.
The first semester examination is usually held in January followed by the second semester examination in June. Students enjoy two periods of vacations in their curriculum. Winter vacations are from 15th, January to 30th, January and the summer vacations are from July to August every year.
Knowledge and the practical skills received by the students along with the international exposure in these higher educational institutes permit them to seek various opportunities in India and abroad.
Cost of Education
COST OF EDUCATION: RUSSIA V/S. OTHER COUNTRIES
Firstly, NO capitation fees or donations are to be paid to the universities in Russia. The cost of education in the universities in Russia is highly regulated and subsidized by the Ministry of Public Health of the Russian Federation. They are very reasonable in contrast to the other universities in India and abroad.
It may also be observed and noted that unlike in other universities in India and abroad, students need not appear for any entrance or prequalifying exams like CET (India), GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, SAT, etc.