China MBBS Educational Institution (CMEI) says its recent move to accept students from India through various franchisee agents from India aims to draw the country’s top students attention.
“We want to invite the cleverest and most interested students,” says Becky Zhang, VP at CMEI, who was behind the initiative.
The CMEI’s new policy, released on March 15, enables students from India to gain direct admission to the desired medical university once they pass the 12th (HSC) examinations with minimum of 60% in PCB (physics, chemistry, biology).
The change has aroused a great excitement among the students in India including the focus of the MBBS admissions with affordable prices in Universities which are recognized by Medical Council of India.
For students willing to study at the Medical Universities in China, the new procedure means they will no longer have to go through any kind of CET or Entrance Examinations.
“This year will be the 7thconsecutive year of Chinese Universities accepting students from India for the MBBS degree course and the rising number of students every year is the proof that China is the most economical destination to study MBBS abroad,” Jay Khatija, franchisee to CMEI, says in an address to the education seminar.
“In mid-2008, the government noticed the number of Indian medical graduate students was increasing. Thus, research was done on the best way to accept students from India,” Zhang says.
Soon after Medical Council of India started approving medical colleges in China, more and more Universities enrolled for this degree course program. Now there are 49 Chinese Universities in all which are recognized by MCI. The Medical Universities in China initiative had an instant and positive response from students.
“I realized the percentage criteria for the university in China was not that high,” says Sneha Kaur, a 19-year-old who is studying in Shihezi University – School of Medicine.
Meena Thapar, a 18-year-old student studying MBBS at Qingdao University, believes the medical degree course in China suits her conditions, not much expensive and reasonable to stay for 5 years.
“The admission criteria are not high for me. I would prefer to study in China, as foreign education focuses more on practical abilities, while
education in India is more expensive for a common citizen. I think a chance to study abroad in China will better formulate me for my career.”
The number of Indian students studying overseas medical education is increasing every year. Nearly 65 Chinese Universities applied for MCI recognition this year and very soon the MCI will announce their new list of recognized Universities. More than 8,500 Indian students are studying in China by the end of 2011 and the number is expected to increase more than 20% this year.
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