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Monday, October 29, 2007

Study in Russia

Higher Education in Russia

The Higher Educational System in Russia has its own remarkable distinction in the world stage. The Institutes / Universities offering higher education in Russia has a total enrollment of more than two million students. The staff of the various institutions include more than 16,250 doctors of science and about 8,70,000 candidates of science who, apart from lecturing, are active in the development of new scientific trends and advanced technology.The standard of Higher Education in Russia is considered to be most advanced and sophisticated in the world as every educational institution is well equipped and their teaching methods are well regulated streamlined and carves a path for an extensive development of student in their specialities. The students teacher ratio is approximately 7:1.

In Russia there are 48 Medical Colleges. All the Russian Universities to which students are admitted by us are Government run universities and students graduating from these universities will be eligible for registration with the Medical Council of India. All these Universities are listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools (WDMS) Published by the World Health Organisation (WHO), which entitles the students to appear for the Screening test conducted by the National Board of Examinations on behalf of the MCI.The Russian degrees have got global recognition and have topped WHO and UNESCO rankings. The Russian Federation has some of the finest medical colleges in the World. Out of the top I 00 colleges in World Ranking, about 30 positions are occupied by the Russian Medical Universities. The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the UNESCO has 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. The Indian students seeking admission into medical courses will be admitted only in those institutions listed in the WDMS and similarly engineering students will be admitted in those institutions whose degrees are recognized by the Association of Indian Universities.

Russia has a good deal of experience for co-operation with the developing countries in the field of higher education. For instance, more than half of the foreign students attending Russian Universities for higher education in the field of Engineering/ Medicine are from developing countries in Asia and Africa and from Latin America. Training programmes for foreign specialists/technicians in Medical/ Engineering institutes of Russia is done with respect to their future professional activity in their own motherland.Therefore, on returning to their motherland, the technocrats have absolutely no trouble in adjusting to the prevalent working conditions in their own country. The tuition fee in Russian institutions is reasonable in contrast to the western countries.The system of imparting higher education in Russia is well formulated and advanced in par with western countries. The evaluation of the performance of

students is designed in such a way that the progresses of the latter in mastering the subjects included in the curricula are monitored closely and objectively. The number of tests and examination to be taken during every academic year is strictly formulated by the head of the institutions. Student performance on test is evaluated as "passed" or "failed" and on examinations as "excellent", "good" "satisfactory" or "unsatisfactory". Students who accumulate a number of arrears in their new academic year would be dismissed from their higher educational institutions. The final state examinations are also very important part of the higher educational assessment process in Russia. These methodologies constitute a comprehensive evaluation system by which the knowledge and the skills of specialists are brightened and the qualification obtained becomes invaluable and precious.
In all the Russian Institutions, academic year starts from September. There are two semesters in a academic year, September to January and February to June. First semester examinations are held usually in January followed by second semester in June. Students enjoy two types of vacations in their curriculum. It is winter vacation from 15th January to 7th February and summer vacation from 1st July to 31st August.

The Ministry of Health and the Medical Industry of the Russian Federation is the supreme authority functioning under the Russian Government in charge of public health and medical industry as a whole throughout the Russian Federation, All the Medical Institutions of the Russian Federation come under its jurisdiction, it controls and supervises as a regulatory body. The Degrees, Diplomas and other Certificate/ Specialisation Courses conducted by various Medical Institutions of Studies at the Russian Federation shall finally have the approval of the said Ministry. In the year 1994 by an agreement the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation has appointed Study Abroad Educational Consultants (P) Limited As Its Official Authorized Representative for selection of Indian students for admission to various Medical Institutions of Studies at the Russian Federation.