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Q: Is the medical degree, awarded by the russian Medical Academy, recognized in India?
A: Yes, the medical degree, awarded by the russian Medical Academy, 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 Russian medical academy 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 Russian medical academy?
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:
1.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.
2.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 as mentioned in clause (2) of regulation 4.
Q:What type of climate is in russia ?
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 russia 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 Academy and the Hostel buildings, public transports and shops etc. are centrally heated. Government takes care of heating system. Students are well advised by Rus Edu Corporation 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. Chevalier Education Consultancy helps in purchasing air tickets with student concession.

Q: How do I travel from Moscow to hostel?
A: Students usually travel to Moscow airport by car taxi or train. Rus Edu Corporation organize group travel to airport by bus or mini bus, which is comparably quite cheap.
Q: What is the public transport like in russian cities?
A: Public transport is very well organized . However, students not so frequently need the public transport as they are living in the campus and every thing is available in or near the campus.
Q: Where will I live?
A: You will live in a students hostel especially for Indian students. This hostel is the best hostel in Russia as far. This is the hostel specially renovated on request and guidelines of Dr. Yuvraajsinh Solanki, who himself is an Indian and knows the cultural, educational and residential requirements of an Indian student studying in Russia. 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, 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 complex of Dr. Yuvraajsinh 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: No, if you got admission to the Russian medical academy through Rus Edu Corporation , then you have to live in the hostel provided. This is for your well being 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: Do we have a gym in our hostel-academy?
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 academy?
A: There is a large gamma of sport facilities for sport enthusiasts. There is a Cricket ground, where Indian and Sri Lankan 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: yes, 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 Russian medical academy. 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 academy immediately.
Q: Where will I eat?
A: You have four options for your dining:

Option 1:
You can use Indian food canteen service.
Food is served two times a day in canteen 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.
Cost: as stated in ‘Indian canteen ‘ information leaflet given separately. Time spent: no time

Option 2:
You can dine in low price cafeterias of the Academy. These cafeterias serve Russian food.
Cost: approximately Euros 120 to 150 per month. Time spent: 1 hour and 20 minutes per day.

Option 3:
There are many Cafes and Restaurants in any of them.
Cost: approximately Euros 200 to 300 per month. Time spent: 2 hours per day.

Option 4:
You can cook your own meals in the common kitchen, that is provided on 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.
Cost: approximately Euros 50 to 100 per month. Time spent: 4 hours per day.

Q: What is the cost of living in russia for a Student?
A: The cost of living in Russia for an Indian student varies from city to city. The average cost of living (excluding food) is, as it has been observed by Rus Edu Corporation after a long experience, is 30 Euros per month (approximately Rs. 2000/-) but this may vary depending upon lifestyle of an individual.
Q: Can I do any part time job?
A: No, you will be in Russia on a student visa and so you are not allowed to take an employment. Any person seeking a job must have work permit. 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 fee in shape of international bank draft or bank cheque drawn in favor of the academy?
A: No, the fee is not accepted in the shape of international bank draft or bank cheque drawn in favor of the academy. The fee is accepted in cash only, however you can transfer your fee as per the NOSTRO money transfer system from your bank in your country to a bank account in Russia. The details of this account can be obtained on request from the academy or Rus Edu Corporation
Q: Can I get a loan for my education? How can Rus Edu Corporation 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. Rus Edu Corporation will provide you documents needed by bank from the academy. Take care that academy accepts the fee either in cash or through NOSTRO system of money transfer so do not take any bank drafts or bank cheques drawn in favour of the academy.
Q: If I get ill in Russia, who will take care of me?
A: First of all, Rus Edu Corporation have organized a medical centre in the hostel itself. A nurse is on duty 24 hours a day. A doctor is on duty every evening for 5 hours. Treatment in this medical centre is free of cost. If the nurse on duty decides that the student should be referred to any hospital of the city, then she 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 Rus Edu Corporation 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 in your room on nominal charges.
Q: Can my parents visit me?
A: Yes, your parents are most welcome to visit you and the academy. We even have a guest room in the hostel, where they can stay free of cost. For details how they can get visa and for arrangement of their journey please contact office of Rus Edu Corporation.
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. Rus Edu Corporation 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.
Q: What I have to do at Airports during my first departure from India and arrival at Moscow?
A: Departure from Indira Gandhi International Airport New Delhi:
 On entering the airport the first thing to do is to get your suitcase security checked on X-ray machine.
 Wait for the announcement for check-in for your flight.
 Find the check-in counter of your airline and go to the airline check-in counter. Get in the queue in front of the counter for your class of the ticket. When your turn comes, put your suitcase on the belt and give your air ticket. If you are a pure vegetarian then tell about this here on counter, but only if you have an air ticket with Vegetarian’ stamp on it. Get your boarding card and air ticket. On boarding card there is following information: Your name, flight number, gate number and seat number.
 Fill in the immigration form, which is available on the boarding counter.
 Proceed for the immigration counter and get in the queue for the Indians.
 When your turn comes, hand over your passport, Visa, Boarding card and filled up immigration form. Immigration officer will stamp the passport and will return these things.
 The next counter is for customs. Get yourself custom cleared and check your suitcase that it has passed the custom or not. Get your boarding card stamped by the custom officer.
 Go in the waiting hall and find the boarding gate number that is written on your boarding card. Wait till there is an announcement about your flight passengers to get your hand luggage and yourself checked by the security officers.
 Wait in the waiting hall till there is an announcement about your flight passengers to board the plane. Then proceed to the gate number for your flight, go to the plane through the tunnel, get in the plane and go to your seat, number of which is on your boarding card. Air hostess will help you in finding your seat.
B: Arrival at the Moscow Airport:
 On arrival at the Moscow airport, proceed to the immigration check with all passengers and get in the queue for foreigners, fill up the migration card available at the counters. When your turn comes, give your passport and visa. If immigration officer asks, then give him a copy of the invitation letter from the institute. He will stamp the passport and visa and will return you these things.
 Go to the luggage belts and find the belt with your flight number on it and wait for your suitcase and collect it.
 Fill up the custom clearance form available on counters and clearly write the amount of USA dollars, which you have with you.
 Proceed for the custom counter and put your luggage for custom check with your passport and the filled custom form.
 Get out where a representative of Rus Edu Corporation is waiting for you.

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