TN Health Minister Ma Subramanian Kickstarts Russian Educational Fair 2023 

Chennai, June 17, 2023

Mr. Ma. Subramanian, Minister of Health, Medical Education and Family Welfare, Government of Tamil Nadu, inaugurated the second edition of All India Russian Educational Fair 2023 in the presence of His Excellency Mr. Oleg N. Avdeev, the Consul General of the Russian Federation in South India, Mr. Gennadii A. Rogalev, Vice-Consul and Director, Russian Centre of Science and Culture, and Mr. Ravi Chandran C, MD, Study Abroad Educational Consultants. 

The fair, which will be held during June 17 and 18, is expected to attract hundreds of medical aspirants from the city and the neighbouring districts. Students can secure on-the-spot admissions for their preferred Bachelor’s and Post-graduate degree programs at the fair. The courses for the 2023-24 academic year are scheduled to commence from September, 2023. 

The educational fair will also be conducted in other parts of Tamil Nadu. It is scheduled to take place in Madurai on June 20 at The Madurai Residency Hotel, in Trichy on June 21 at Femina Hotel, in Salem on June 22 at GRT Hotel Zibe, and in Coimbatore on June 23 at The Grand Regent. The universities participating in the fair include: Volgograd State Medical University, Kazan State Medical University, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, National Research Nuclear University ‘MEPhI’, Kursk State Medical University, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and Higher School of Economics. For details about the programs and fair, students can call: 9282221221/ 9940199883

The Russian universities have made available over 5000 medical seats to Indian students in the academic year 2023-24. All Russian Universities fully meets the National Medical Commission’s (NMC) latest criteria for recognising MBBS courses offered abroad. The NMC’s recognition of their degrees is indispensable for Indian students who complete their education in Russian universities to practice medicine in their home country. 

Indian students who have cleared the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and who have passed the higher secondary school exam or its equivalent can apply for undergraduate and postgraduate programs in medicine in Russia. Tamil medium students can also apply. There are no pre-qualifying exams like CET, IELTS, etc. for admissions to universities in Russia. 

Depending upon the university, and the place of study, the course fee can range from US$ 3500 to US$ 6000 per year for courses in English medium. However, as in the past, the Russian Government’s annual Scholarship Program will offer 100 grants to Indian students this year as well. This will enable them to pursue Bachelor’s, Master’s, Specialist, and Postgraduate Programs in Russia’s leading universities free of cost, announced higher government and university officials from Russia.