(a) Indian students seeking admission in foreign medical institutions are required to take a No objection Certificate from MCI. It is mandatory for all their certificates and mark sheets to be apostled. Apostling of certificate is done at Patiala House, Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi.
(b) While it is possible, in principle, for students to apply directly for admission, most Russian medical institutions have appointed “contractors” for recruiting students from different countries and insist on using this channel for admission. Please note that there are no recognized education contractors/consultants by the Ministry of Education & Science of the Russian Federation. Universities prefer to work through contractors for provision of hostel facilities, general welfare of the students and even collecting fee. This is ostensibly for the convenience of the students, who are new to the environment and do not speak the local language. These contractors have their sub agents in India. In many cases, senior Indian students themselves function as contractors and agents.
c) Prospective Indian students must ensure that they have been given full and correct information about the university including tuition and other fees / facilities, curriculum of the course, language of instructions/ teaching, availability of hostel facilities, monthly living expenses. A copy of the Indian MBBS curriculum as per Graduate Medical Regulation may be obtained by students so that they can compare the same in the context of their training at the Russian medical institution.
(d) It has come to notice that Russian medical institutions were conducting admission tests after the students came to Russia and in some instances students have been denied admission for reasons including lack of proper documentation and late arrival, even after issuance of visa to them.