Indian students in Russian varsity to train in India

Indian students in Kazan State Medical University will henceforth receive clinical training in select hospitals in India.

The 200-year-old university is home to 565 Indian students, the largest number of foreign students in the institution. It has proposed to sign agreements with Indian hospitals and medical universities to train students in the native norms of medical practice.

A delegation from the university led by Chancellor Alexey S. Sozinov is here on a three-day visit to hospitals and government universities and institutions. It has already signed an agreement with Sri Ramachandra University and held discussions with the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, and the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University. It will also meet the officials of the Medical Council of India and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi.

The visit had three aims: Find suitable clinical programmes for Indian students; explore opportunities for faculty exchange programme; and meet the Indian criteria in Kazan University. “We want the students to be able to practise in their native land. They should have knowledge of the tropical diseases and treatment protocols when they return to practice. To this effect we have signed MoUs and primary agreements,” Mr. Sozinov explained.

C. Ravichandran, managing director of Study Abroad Educational Consultants, who accompanied the delegation, said until now the onus was on the students to seek out institutions that would offer them training.

“We want the students to be able to practise in their native land"

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