Nepal has notably become one of the choicest places to study MBBS for many students in India & elsewhere, given that there has been significant growth in the trend of pursuing MBBS from foreign universities. There are many reasons due to which people are studying MBBS in Nepal; namely, the high quality of the education that is provided, affordable fee structure, minimum documentation & process & many more.
Nepal being a neighbor of India happens to be a friendly country & shares a strong bond of friendship with India. With its’s beautiful locale & numerous benefits, Nepal forms one of the most suitable country for studying MBBS.
Listed below are some of the advantages of studying MBBS in Nepal. These are:
Duration of the Course-
The total duration of the medical course in Nepal is five & a half years under which the first four & a half are devoted to clinical study & medical sciences while the last year is for internships in hospitals affiliated with the medical colleges & universities in Nepal. The practical training is very beneficial as it provides the student with the idea of actually performing what he/she has learned for the past four years.
Simple Eligibility Criteria-
Needless to say, Nepal has the same eligibility criteria as India. The basic criteria are: the student must be 17 years & above; the student must have passed 10+2 with English & Science as main subjects with minimum 50% marks in each & 50% in aggregate; the student must obtain qualifying marks in the entrance exams conducted by various institutes in Nepal & lastly Indian students will have to submit Eligibility Certificate issued by MCI(Medical Council of India).
MCI Recognized Medical Institutes-
This can be called the number one pulling factor for foreign students coming to study MBBS here. Not only are the institutes just MCI recognized but the course contents, patterns & guidelines are similar to that of MCI. Moreover, the student can practice in India after completing MBBS in Nepal but only after passing the MCI screening test. In addition, Nepal also has its own medical council like MCI which means that all the medical institutes are governed & authorized by this medical body & gives all the more reason for any foreign student to trust the medical institutes in Nepal.
Highly Qualified Indian Faculty-
It is a known fact that for a student, his/her favorite subject can become the most disliked one if it is not properly taught by the teacher. But that is not the case in Nepal. Being close to India, many Indians are known to be part of the medical faculty in Nepal. The faculty is experienced, well-qualified & dedicated to the welfare of the students. They make sure that the students gain the maximum knowledge, skill & experience, especially during the internship program.
Renowned Universities in Nepal–
As already mentioned, the institutes are MCI & Nepal Medical Council recognized that believe in providing quality education to their students, be it from Nepal or elsewhere. There are many world-class universities that are known for their education, infrastructure & faculty. Some of them are Kathmandu University, Tribhuvan University, Patan Academy of Health Sciences & many more.
Conclusion- With such a plethora of benefits provided by our neighboring country, who would not want to have the opportunity of studying MBBS in Nepal? Not only these but there are more benefits that can enhance your experience of becoming a doctor in a better way.