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16 Mar, 2023, By Tutelage Team, Mbbs Abroad
MBBS is the popular course choice for lakhs of students every year not only in India but across the world. Medical aspirants of India have to face a great competition to get admitted to Indian Medical colleges. The limited seats, reservations, hassle of counselling, high tuition costs in Indian private and deemed universities initiate students to choose MBBS abroad.
Every country’s MBBS course and universities have its own merits and demerits. A lot of queries glide in the minds of MBBS aspirants and their parents relating to MBBS abroad admissions. Over the years with thousands of MBBS abroad graduates successful in getting Indian medical licenses abridged these queries a lot. Still, confusion prevails relating to the benefits of Indian and Abroad MBBS education. This article provides answers to all your queries relating to the difference between Indian MBBS and Abroad MBBS.
|Criteria||MBBS in India||MBBS Abroad|
|Entrance Exam to admit||NEET-UG||NEET-UG|
|Course Duration||4.5 years of Academics 1-year internship||5 years of Academics 1 or 1.5 or 2 years of Internship|
|Private Colleges Government Quota
|Medical License Examination||FMGE / NEXT (Source)||Every country has its own Medical licensure exams. After completion of the course to get Indian medical license, candidates must appear for FMGE / NEXT examination|
|Validity of Medical License in other countries||Valid only in India||The medical license of other countries are valid in various countries Medical License of USA /UK/CANADA/AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND: Valid in 185 world countries including India, no need to appear for license exams again Cyprus: Valid in all European union and in UK Egypt: Valid in Saudi Arabia and few UAE countries|
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As per latest data available in The National Medical Commission official website, there are around 657 medical colleges in India offering MBBS courses with a total of 100388 seats. The number of seats may increase for 2023 intake due to opening of new colleges, upgradation of seats in existing colleges, changes in government policies and any other modifications.
MBBS courses admission process is highly competitive in India, and students can get admission through NEET counselling process every year. NEET—National Eligibility cum Entrance Test conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) is mandatory to get admitted in India. The selection process depends on the NEET score, reservation category, and availability of state and central quota.
To get eligibility to join MBBS colleges in India, candidates must meet the following criteria:
Educational Qualification: Candidates must study 10+2 or equivalent years of education from any recognized board of India or outside India. Candidates must have Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Biotechnology and English as compulsory subjects in their 12th standard or higher secondary or equivalent course. Qualifying marks varies with the reservation category of the candidate:
Age: Candidates must be at least 17 years of age as of December 31 of the year of admission or above. There is no upper age limit given to get admission to Indian Medical colleges.
Citizenship: Candidates must be Indian citizens, or Overseas Citizens of India (OCI), Non Resident Indians (NRI) to be eligible for admission to MBBS courses in India.
NEET Score: Candidates must qualify for the NEET examination conducted by NTA in the same year of admission as per their reservation category cut-off scores. NTA releases the NEET ranks and candidates can get admission to their desired colleges and universities across India through NEET counseling.
The step-by-step admission procedure for MBBS courses in Indian Medical Colleges as follows:
NEET Exam qualification is the first step to get admission to Indian Medical colleges. Every year NTA conducts the examination to get admission to public, private and deemed universities in India.
NTA releases NEET applications for all Indian medical aspirants to apply online, by filling out application forms, paying the application fee and submitting the required documents.
A week before the examination all eligible candidates will get the admit cards to appear for the NEET entrance exam including date, time and centre details.
After the results are announced by NTA a merit list of the candidates with the ranks allotted to them as per the scores of NEET and reservation categories will be released in the official website of NEET. All qualified candidates are allowed to participate in NEET counselling of that year for admission to medical colleges of India.
During NEET counseling, candidates are allotted seats based on their choice filling, rank and other criteria. Candidates allotted seats are given time to pay the admission and tuition fees to the colleges allotted to complete the admission process.
Candidates must report to the allotted seat prior to the deadlines given and pay the required admission fees to secure their seat. The fees vary depending on the college they have chosen and the quota of the seat allocated.
MBBS course Fees in India varies according to the government, private and deemed universities and the category seats that the students secured. The fee structure for depending on the colleges are:
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MBBS from Abroad medical colleges are popular over decades for Indian medical aspirants. Countries that are offering MBBS courses for international students like Russia, Vietnam, Moldova, Egypt, Iran, Cyprus, are few among them. Students choose to study MBBS abroad for a variety of reasons including:
NEET qualification has been made mandatory for any Indian student studying MBBS Abroad from 2019 by the National Medical Commission. NEET qualification is valid for 3 years to get admission in universities abroad. Students who have not qualified for the NEET entrance exam but have graduated from other countries are not eligible to appear for Medical licensure examination of India.
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Students should meet the following eligibility criteria to get admitted to study MBBS Abroad:
Admission process is different depending on the country and college of choice. Students should check the eligibility and admission process carefully to get an easy and hassle free admission process. Here is the step by step process of admission process to study MBBS Abroad:
Affordable tuition fees is an important factor of consideration for MBBS abroad. Tuition fees varies country and college-wise. Here is some of the countries average tuition fees structure in few prevalent countries of the world are:
|Country||Average Tuition Fees per year|
|Iran||INR 1,25,000 to 4,80,000|
|Vietnam||INR 3,75,000 to 5,20,000|
|Russia||INR 2,25,000 to 5,00,000|
|Cyprus||INR 6,60,000 to 12,00,000|
|Georgia||INR 3,60,000 to 6,00,000|
|Moldova||INR 4,40,000 to 5,50,000|
|Mauritius||INR 8,00,000 to 9,00,000|
Check the list of Top Medical universities offering MBBS course for Indian students:
Here is an overview of the popular MBBS colleges in MBBS India vs abroad:
|MBBS Abroad||MBBS India|