Medical education in India finds it difficult to achieve its ideal doctor-patient ratio, which is a doctor serving 1,000 people. The current ratio is 1:1700, and the country lacks about 1 million qualified medical professionals. Due to this shortage, approximately 600 million Indians lack the quality medical services of licensed doctors. The Indian government hopes to close this gap by 2031, but the key challenge of providing adequate medical institutions and seats provided by them has continued for many years. There are only 479 registered medical institutions in India. These institutions are approved by the Medical Council of India (MCI) to provide MBBS courses, including government positions, and can accommodate 61,070 students each year. For Indian students studying in Chinese universities, medicine is the best choice because the cost of its courses is lower than that of the United Kingdom and the United States. In addition, students do not need to worry about passing India’s strict National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) to enroll in top medical institutions. In addition, the courses offered by Chinese universities are taught in English, and the degree is recognized by the Medical Association of India (MAI). Compared with Russia and Eastern European countries that initially chose to study MBBS, China’s MBBS has become the student’s favorite destination. Rajasthan and Kerala are the first two states in India, and most students fly from there to China for medical research. Among students in Punjab, Haryana, and Gujarat, this trend is also catching up. From 2019 to 20 academic year, MCI (Medical Council of India) has approved 45 universities and universities in China to offer medical courses. The 45 secondary medical universities in the UK offer a total of 3,370 international enrollment places, of which Indian students alone account for more than 50%. According to existing reports, when MCI (Medical Council of India) approved 214 Chinese secondary universities to study MBBS in China from 2017 to 2018, the proportion of medical job seekers in India rose to more than 70 to 80%.
During these years, 7000 to 8000 students from India immigrated to China to study MBBS. Due to the limited number of international student seats in Chinese universities, the student enrollment rate of MBBS courses is more or less consistent.
Medical Education in China
According to various parameters such as infrastructure, teacher-student ratio, education quality, and teachers, the Chinese Ministry of Medicine is awarded “A”, “B”, and “C” by the Chinese Ministry of Education. In terms of MBBS, compared with other countries, China has better medical education infrastructure and facilities, and the China MBBS fees are reasonable. But learning Chinese is an arduous task, and enough time and energy must be spent to improve one’s language level.
Some of the top medical universities and research institutes in China include Nanjing Medical University, Jiangsu University, Capital Medical University, China Medical University, Sun Yat-Sen University, and Jilin University School of Medicine. Other popular institutions to study MBBS in China include Guangzhou Medical University, Hebei Medical University, Harbin Medical University, Dalian Medical University, and Southern Medical University.
All universities accredited by MCI (Medical Council of India) are recognized and funded by the Chinese government. The annual cost of MBBS tuition for these universities is about 3 million Indian rupees. In addition, to live a decent stay in China, an additional cost of 65,000-70,000 Indian rupees is required. These universities also offer some benefits, such as medical degrees under the Ministry of Education’s direct supervision of the People’s Republic of China and the World Health Organization. After the course, medical graduates from these universities will be eligible to take all medical licensing exams worldwide. In addition, these universities offer courses taught in English, which are comparable to Western counterparts.
With the assistance of an authorized university representative in India, the simple application, admission, and certification process makes it difficult for you to resist this opportunity. The Chinese government does its utmost to ensure the safety and security of international students through law enforcement. Compared with other foreign countries, this is again an advantage.