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The higher medical universities in  Armenia/Georgia/Russia occupy leading positions in the world. The world’s leading medical scientists enter the various lecture halls and the wards of clinics to give their knowledge and vast practical experience to more than 1,70,000 students inclusive of foreigners from more than 180 countries of the world, including India, who study in various medical universities every year.

 In Armenia/Georgia/Russia there are nearly 200 Medical Universities / Colleges. The medical industry in these nations is one of the best in the world today and these medical degrees have got global recognition and have WHO and UNESCO rankings. Out of the top 100 Universities in world ranking, 30 positions are occupied by these Recognized Universities


Armenia/Georgia/Russia is home to some of the world’s finest Medical universities. The standard of Medical Education in these countries is considered to be one of the most advanced and sophisticated in the world as every educational institution is well equipped and the teaching methods are well regulated and streamlined providing for an extensive development of students in the chosen specialties.

Students, who have earned a Armenia or Georgia or Russia  Medical university degree, earn a degree that is governed by a standard of higher medical education that is rated to be among the best in the world by UNESCO and WHO.  

The system of higher education is well formulated, advanced, and at par with the Western countries. Evaluation of the performance of students is designed in such a way that the progress of students in mastering the subjects, included in the curriculum is monitored objectively and in detail. The number of tests and examinations to be taken during every academic year is strictly formulated by the Head of the institution. The medium of instruction is English.

Performance of students in tests is evaluated as “Passed” or “Failed” and in examination, as “Excellent” “Good” “Satisfactory” or “Unsatisfactory”. Students who accumulate a number of arrears in their new academic year are dismissed from their higher educational institutions. The final state examinations are also a very important part of the higher educational assessment process. These methods constitute a comprehensive evaluation system by which the knowledge and the skills of specialists are brought to light and the qualification obtained then becomes very authentic and invaluable.

Knowledge and the practical skills, received by students, along with the international exposure in these universities, permit them to seek various opportunities in India as well as abroad.

The academic year starts from September with two semesters per academic year. Students enjoy winter and summer vacation.

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Post graduation

On completion of the under graduate program, the students have the opportunity to do their Post Graduation in Armenia, Georgia or Russia. There are nearly 30 different specialities in postgraduate diploma courses and 60 specialities in postgraduate degree courses.

Alternatively, the student is eligible to pursue post graduation courses in neighbouring European countries like FRCS, FRCP etc., in the United Kingdom (on passing PLAB – Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board), in the United States (on clearing USMLE) and in India (on passing the screening test conducted by the MCI – Medical Council of India).





Indian Students in Armenia/Georgia/Russia

Medical education still remains to be a dream for many in India especially the middle class due to its astronomical cost and rigorous academic competitions.

There are many international students from around the world, including America, Europe, Asia and Africa, who have made the decision to study in Russia. This is not surprising since standard of higher education meets the same standard as in Western countries to give them an enriching foundation for their futures.

 Indian students have always found the medical education at the erstwhile Soviet Union and at the present Armenia/Georgia/Russia to be attractive due to its quality and cost. The student teacher ratio is 10:1 and individual attention is given to each and every student. It is very unique when comparing to Indian universities wherein the student –professor ratio is 70:1.

The MBBS admission procedure is simple, there is no entrance exams and cut-off marks, there is no reservation policy on the basis of caste or creed. The students will have to just fulfil the basic eligibility criteria. 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, IELTS, SAT, etc.

 Moreover, if not through merit, a medical seat alone in India costs between Rs.50-100 lakhs, apart from the tuition/ hostel fees and other academic expenses amounting to a total of 1-2 crores. In Armenia/Georgia/Russia, it would cost as low as Rs.1.5 lakhs per year that includes tuition fee, furnished hostel accommodation, study materials, medical insurance, the year’s food and living expenses. And NO donations.



Firstly, NO capitation fees or DONATIONS are to be paid to the Medical Universities in Russia. The cost of education in the universities in Armenia/Georgia/Russia is regulated and subsidized. They are reasonable in contrast to the other universities in India and abroad. Hence many Indian students find the same to be affordable and cost-efficient. A comparative review of the cost of education in India and abroad is given below.

Source: The above figures are in Indian Rupees, are approximate, average and are obtained from their respective brochures or from reliable sources. The above figures are indicative and only for the sake of comparison. Calculated @ 1 US$ = Rs.65, 1 AUD = Rs.50.4, 1GBP = Rs.96.4.


 1. The student must have PASSED the higher secondary examination or the Indian School Certificate Examination which is equivalent to 10+2 Higher Secondary Examinations after a period of 12 years’ study, the last two years of study comprising of Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

 2. The student must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology at the qualifying exam. (40%in case of OBC, SC and ST candidates)

 3. He / She should have completed 17 years of age on or before 31st December of the year of admission to the foreign Medical University.


As per the screening test regulation act 2002, of the Medical Council of India, an Indian citizen possessing a primary medical qualification awarded by any medical institution outside India who is desirous of getting provisional or permanent registration with the Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council on or after 15.03.2002 shall have to qualify a screening test conducted by the prescribed authority for that purpose as per the provisions of section 13 of the Act.  

That says, Once the student successfully completes his Medical course and obtains the Medical degree from a foreign country, he/she is expected to appear and PASS the screening test conducted by the National Board of Exams on behalf of the Medical council of India. The tests are conducted twice a year during march and September and can be attempted any number of times.

Free study materials and printed lecture notes given to students at the Universities along with the set of prescribed medical books recommended by the Doctors Authorized by NISSION not only helps the Indian students during their medical course but also prepares them to face and pass the screening test in their very first attempt.


The duration of the medical course will be for a total period of 5.8 years in case of English medium. The 5.8-year medical course will be preceded by an 8-month preparatory course in Russian language in case of Russian medium.


Medical institutions in the United Kingdom and all common wealth countries which were once ruled by the British including India award the degree M.B.B.S upon graduation, which is Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Science. On the other hand Medical Universities in Europe, the United states, Russia and Russian speaking nations offer

M.D. degree (Doctor of Medicine) on successful completion of the 5.8-year of medical course which is listed by the Medical council of India, and all State Medical councils making the holder eligible to appear for the screening test and once clearing the same to practice in any state in India. This degree is equivalent to M.B.B.S. in India


The degrees of erstwhile USSR nations have got global recognition. They are recognized by the General Medical Council, U.K., World Health Organization, American Medical Association, Medical Council of India, UNESCO and so on.

The Medical Council of India recognizes only the courses offered by those Medical institutions which are listed by the WHO (World Health Organization) in the World directory of medical schools. Note should also be made that quite a few Indian private medical colleges are still not recognized by the MCI.

Indian students seeking admission in medical courses in Armenia/Georgia/Russia through NISSION will be admitted only in those institutions whose degrees are listed and eligible for registration with the Medical Council of India.

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