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Q: Is the medical degree, awarded by the Kursk State Medical University, recognized in India?

A : Yes, the medical degree, awarded by The Kursk State Medical University, is recognized in India. As per the year 2002 amendment of the Medical Council of India Act, any foreign medical degree (equivalent to MBBS in India) from any foreign medical institution, whose name and the degree awarded are enlisted in the World Directory of Medical Schools, published by the World Health Organization (WHO) is a recognized medical degree. The Kursk State Medical University and degree awarded by it are enlisted in the World Directory of Medical Schools, published by the World Health Organization and thus is recognized by the Medical Council of India

Q: What are the minimum requirements for admission to the Kursk State Medical University?

A : As per the Graduate Medical Education Regulations, 1997, of the Medical Council of India, the minimum qualification for Indian students for admission to any Foreign Medical Institutions is as follows:

He/she shall complete the age of 17 years on or before the 31st of December, of the year of admission to the MBBS course. He/she must have passed in 10+2 or equivalent examination in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology at the qualifying examination. Also, Student must require to qualified NEET-UG Exam.

Q: Validity period for NEET-UG Result?

A: The result of NEET shall be valid for a period of three (3) years from the date of declaration of result, entitling a candidate to pursue MBBS or equivalent medical course including pre-medical/language course, if any, followed by MBBS or equivalent medical course.


Q: Is there any entrance examination for getting admission to the Kursk State Medical University?

A : No, there is no entrance examination. Admissions are on first come first served system. A Student should satisfy the minimum requirements for admission.

Q : Shall I join any course in Russian Language offered here in India?

A : Yes, you can join it, but do not expect very good results from it.

Q: I did my schooling not from English medium, shall I join any crash course in the English language here in India before Departing for Russia?

A : Yes, that would be a great idea, as poor knowledge of English could create an obstacle in understanding the material taught by teachers. If you do not join any such course then, you will face some problems for the first three ­ four months.


Q : While studying in Kursk State Medical University, if for any reason I wish to change the medical university, will I get permission?

A : Yes


Q: What type of climate is in Kursk?

A : There are 4 seasons in European part of Russia. Spring (March to May), Summer (June to August), Autumn (September to November) and Winter (December to February). Climate of Kursk is temperate continental with cool summer and mild winter. Temperature in summer is up to +30 and in winter about ­10 degrees centigrade.

Q: How are we protected from ­10 degrees in winters?

A : All buildings in Russia, including the University and the Hostel buildings, public transports and shops etc. are centrally heated. Government takes care of heating system. Students are well advised by Prayas Education Consultancy how to wear and keep warm.


Q: How do I travel to India from Russia?

A : There are many airlines operating on rout from Moscow to different cities of India from various airports of Moscow. Prayas Education Consultancy helps in purchasing air tickets with student concession


Q: How do I travel to Moscow from Kursk?

A : Kursk is 528 Km (6 to 7 hour) from Moscow. Kursk is well connected to Moscow by Rail and Road. Students usually travel to Moscow airport by car taxi or train. Prayas Education Consultancy organize group travel to airport by bus or mini bus, which is comparably quite cheap.


Q: What is the public transport like in Kursk?

A : Public transport is very well organized in Kursk. However, students not so frequently need the public transport as they are living in the campus and everything is available in or near the campus.


Q: Where will I live?

A : You will live in a student’s hostel especially for Indian students. This hostel is the best hostel in Russia as far. The rules and regulations for residing in this hostel are very strict, again from the cultural system in any Indian family.

The system of residence is separate for boys and girls, 2 and 3 seated big rooms, separate kitchen, upgraded comforts, central heating, full furniture with beddings, the room has a balcony with picturesque view, shower room, toilet, washbasin room, everyday cleaning of rooms, security guards, reception, laundry, cleaning and washing personnel, reading rooms, computer hall, Internet hall, recreation hall, 24 hour medical center, well equipped Gymnasiums with hi-tech machines with personal trainers. One office room of Dr. Hiren Solanki is situated in this hostel to facilitate all services to students, so that students do not have to waste their valuable time in various daily life problems. Here all documentation and any problem related with administration, studies, residence or daily life will be taken care of.


Q: If I do not like to live in the hostel, can I live in some rented flat or somewhere else?

A : Yeas Student can shift in private apartment. But we advise to live in the hostel provided by university. This is for your wellbeing only. When living in the hostel, you are inside the campus, your classes are nearby, you are safe, in the hostel there is a studious environment, students live in more disciplined manner, there is a strictly controlled system keeping a watch on students.

Q: How am I going to get my cloths washed?

A: You are provided with washing machine room. So, all student can wash their cloths very easily & who is don’t wants to wash their cloth in washing machine they can wash their cloths in laundry which is in the hostel, where the laundry staff will wash your cloths and iron them. You just have to bring your cloths to the laundry, hand over to laundry staff, get a plastic token and after two days collect them from the laundry. Of course, there is a nominal charge for this service.


Q: Do we have a gym in our hostel?

A : Yes, we have gyms, operating separately for boys and girls. We have all kinds of machines in them. Personal trainers are giving you guidelines for your exercises.


Q: What sports facilities are available in the University?

A : There is a large gamma of sport facilities for sport enthusiasts. There is a Cricket ground, where Indian students enjoy playing cricket. All sport facilities, including Tennis, Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Hockey, Badminton, Table tennis, etc. are available. There is a swimming pool with sauna bath in the campus. There are two shooting galleries in our campus. Our academy owns a skiing base outside the city. Frequent sports tournaments are organized, where Indian students participate enthusiastically.


Q: Do I have to clean my toilet and shower room myself?

A: No, a cleaning woman will come daily and clean your toilet, washbasin room and shower room.


Q: Will I face ragging there?

A : No, there is no such thing as ragging in the Kursk State Medical University. On contrary, senior students are going to help fresher students in starting their lives in Russia. Senior students understand very well, that a new student is facing changes like cultural change, climatic change, language is different, home sickness etc.


Senior students themselves went through this process. Yet again ragging is strictly prohibited and if any senior student will do take ragging, then he will be expelled out of the university immediately.


Q: Where will I eat?

A : You have four options for your dining:


Option 1:

You can dine in an Indian Mess. The Indian Mess is operating In the premises of an Indian hostel, Mess is operating on two systems: Indian Pure Vegetarian and Indian Nonvegetarian. Food is served two times a day

i.e. Lunch and Dinner. High standards of Taste, Quality and Hygiene are maintained here. The timetable of the mess is adjusted in accordance with the educational timetable of the students


Option 2:

You can dine in low price cafeterias of the University. These cafeterias serve Russian food.


Option 3:

There are many Cafes and Restaurants in Kursk. You can dine in any of them.


Option 4:

You can cook your own meals in the kitchen, that is provided in every floor. The kitchen has gas cooking ranges, sinks and tables, but you will need your own utensils. You can purchase grocery in shops, which are situated in and around the campus.


Q: What is the cost of living in Kursk for a Student?

A : The cost of living in Russia for an Indian student varies from city to city. The average cost of living (including food) in Kursk, is approximately Rs. 10,000/­ per month, but this may vary depending upon lifestyle of an individual.


Q: Can I do any part time job?

A : Yes, you can work on student visa from new act. 2014 but Further more you will be a medical student and a medical student does not have that much of free time to take an employment.


Q: Can a foreign student open a bank account?

A: Yes, a foreign student can open a bank account.


Q: Can I pay my tuition and other fees here in India?

A : Yes, but you have to pay your fees only in University Recognized Bank Account only. Prayas Education Consultancy in India will not accept any fee, which should be paid in Russia.

Q: Can I get a loan for my education? How can Prayas Education Consultancy help me in this?

A : Yes, nationalized banks in India offer you loans for your medical education abroad. You will have to apply for loan directly. Prayas Education Consultancy will provide you documents needed by bank from the University.

Q: If I get ill in Russia, who will take care of me?

A : First of all, medical Centre is organized in the hostel itself. A nurse is on duty 24 hours a day. A doctor is 24 hours on duty in Hostel. Treatment in this medical Centre is free of cost. If the nurse/Doctor on duty decides that the student should be referred to any hospital of the city, then She/he calls an ambulance and takes full care of the case. Every student should have compulsory medical insurance, which covers almost all bills of treatment.

Q: If I need money in Russia, how my parents can send me money?

A : The best way to transfer the money is to use international ATM/debit cards. For this purpose, a student should open a bank account in India in a bank that is offering international ATM / debit card. Then, whenever he needs money, his parents will just deposit the required amount in this account and the student will withdraw the amount from any ATM machine of any Russian bank. Of course, rules and regulations of the banks will apply. For more details please contact your bank.


Q: How my parents will call me?

A : Every Indian student is advised by Prayas Education Consultancy to have a mobile phone. Mobile phone system is highly developed in Russia and your parents can easily contact you.


Q: Will I have an Internet facility?

A: Yes, you will have the Internet facility. Its speed is 150MB/second.

Q: Can my parents visit me?

A : Yes, your parents are most welcome to visit you and the University. We even have a guest room in the hostel, where they can stay. For details how, they can get visa and for arrangement of their journey please

contact office of Prayas Education Consultancy.


Q: When are my vacations? Can I visit India during my vacations?

A : Winter vacations are only 15 days in January, or February, but summer vacations are two months (July and August). You are advised to visit India during your summer vacation. Prayas Education Consultancy organize group journey for students to India helping them to acquire student's concession air tickets.


Q: Is the hostel open during these vacations? Do I have to leave the hostel during the vacation?

A: Yes, the hostel is open during vacations. No, you do not have to leave the hostel. You can stay at the hostel.

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