About 75% increase in the number of students choosing MBBS abroad

About 75% increase in the number of students choosing MBBS abroad

As per the reports published in the TOI, the number of students choosing to study MBBS abroad is increasing rapidly. In just one year, between 2016-17 and 2017-18, there has been a 74% increase in the number of students going to study MBBS abroad.

The MCI issued 8,737 eligibility certificates between 2016-17 and 14,118 eligibility certificates in 2017-18. However, students who go to study MBBS abroad from May 2019 onwards have to qualify NEET and won’t be required to get a separate eligibility certificate.

The main reason for this sharp increase is the lack of seats available in India when the number of candidates keeps increasing year after year. Also, MBBS in India is 4 to 5 times more expensive than the total budget required to study MBBS abroad. In 2018, the number of students who went abroad is estimated to be more than 20,000. This number is expected to increase in 2019 despite the fact that only the students who qualify NEET will be allowed to take admission.

MBBS from Ukraine is the most in-demand country right now for Indian students followed by MBBS from Kyrgyzstan. Ukraine gives the option of government universities and world-class education whereas Kyrgyzstan is selected as it is the answer to the ‘cheap and best’ option for Indian students.

Read: Is MBBS from Ukraine more valuable than MBBS from Kyrgyzstan?

Which colleges/universities are the best for studying MBBS abroad?

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