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MBBS in BANGLADESH

BANGLADESH MEDICAL COLLEGES

LOCATION

CONNECTIVITY

  • Well connected with daily flights. Has direct flights from Delhi.

  • Delhi to Dhaka To & Fro 16,000 INR Approx.

  • Chennai to Dhaka To & Fro 18,000 INR Approx.

  • The cheapest way to travel from India to Bangladesh.

DEVELOPMENT

  • Bangladesh has a rapidly developing market economy. The economy of Bangladesh is a middle income mixed and transition economy. It's the 39th largest in the world in nominal terms, and 30th largest by purchasing power parity; it is classified among the Next Eleven emerging market middle income economies and a frontier market.

LOCAL TRANSPORT

  • Transport in Bangladesh is moderate & economical transportation system with moderate network is available to travel around in Bangladesh. The types of transport available in Bangladesh are Bus, Waterways, Railways, Airways and Taxi. In major cities Uber cabs are also available, however the cities are very congested and has a lot of traffic jam. So, start early for your appointments.

CULTURE:

The Culture of Bangladesh is  intertwined with the culture of the Bengal region. It is both traditional & Conservative and similar to that of India.

LANGUAGE: 

Bangala is the official language of Bangladesh which is sa bit similar to the Bengali spoken in west Bengal.

CURRENCY: 

PROXIMITY TO INDIA:

Distance from India to Bangladesh is around 1600 Km. Same as the distance from Chennai to Calcutta.

CLIMATE: 

Tropical monsoon climate ranging from 20 °C during winter to 40°C during summers.

MEDICAL UNIVERSITIES RECOGNIZED BY MCI AS ON 2020

  • Bangladesh University of Professionals

  • Gono Bishwabiddalay, Bangladesh

  • Shah Jalal Uni. of Science & Technology,

  • University of Chittagong

  • University of Dhaka

  • University of Rajshahi

  • University of Science & Technology, Chittagong

SOCIAL, FOOD & SAFETY

Availability of food & grocery

Good varieties of vegetables, meats, fruits, and milk products are widely available in Supermarkets, Bazars and the local markets just like In India.

Cost of living comparison

Cost of living in Bangladesh is almost the same when compared to India. In cities other than Dhaka it is much cheaper.

COST OF LIVING COMPARISON CHART

INDIAN FOOD

Bangladeshi food is also rice-based in south India. Their food habits resemble that of India which makes it one of the ideal destinations for students who do not have to adapt to foreign cuisines. Economical and hygienic food is available inside the university campus and hostel canteens. Indian restaurants are also available in main cities which are inexpensive. Self-cooking is not required and students do not have to spend their valuable time cooking food. Tasty and good food is available inside the college campus and in the hostel canteens.

List of the medical colleges under the
MCI recognised universities in Bangladesh.

SAFETY

  • Very safe environment for the students but late-night outings are to be avoided.

Security in Campus

The college campus is well secured and a very safe place, just like the medical college campus in India.

CAMPUS

The campus of Bangladesh Medical colleges are mostly modest and traditional with all the essential facilities. Some colleges have a very large campus.

LECTURE HALLS

The lecture halls in Bangladesh Medical Colleges are both traditional, modern & up to the mark.

CLASS ROOM

The classroom of Bangladesh Medical Colleges ranges from moderate to good with all essential facilities.

INTERNET

Paid Internet is widely available inside the campus & Hostel.

LIBRARY

The libraries are well stocked with all the required medical books in English and are available for the students to read. Most of the books are by Indian authors. The library offers a great environment for the students to study.

AFFILIATED HOSPITAL

The hospitals attached to the colleges are multi-speciality hospitals having all requisite amenities, equipment and facilities with highly qualified Doctors and staff treating all kind of diseases providing good hands on experience to the students.

PRACTICAL LABS

The labs in Bangladesh Medical Colleges are well maintained with all essential equipment. Cadavers are available for the students to study anatomy, identify disease sites, determine causes of death etc…

HOSTEL

  • Some colleges have bad & old hostels buildings with common bath and toilets and some hostels are moderate and some are good.

  • The security in the hostels are good and there are caretakers available in all the hostel to take care of the needs of the students.

  • There are separate hostels for girls or a separate floor is dedicated for them inside the college block. 

  • No men are allowed to enter the girl’s dormitory and they are very strict about it. 

  • Entry and exit registry are maintained so that the girl students cannot go out without the knowledge of the hostel authority’s knowledge. If they go out, they have to return back within the stipulated time and If not, strict action will be taken against them.

CANTEEN

Economical, tasty and hygienic food is available in College Canteens as well as inside the hostel.  The food available in Bangladesh is similar to that of India and is easy for the Indian students to adapt.

LEISURE

Students can enjoy their leisure time visiting Parks, Beaches, World Heritage Sites and Museums

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Students can use the inhouse facilities like the Gym, can participate in various Sports activities, academic competitions, Cultural activities & Associations activities in the college.

ACADEMICS

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Students should be eligible as per the norms of the Directorate General of Medical Education which issues equivalency certificate based on criteria of the student’s educational qualifications. Based on the equivalency certificate, the medical colleges in Bangladesh admit foreign students. However, some medical colleges demand a minimum of 80% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

DURATION

5 years. After passing the FMGE exams have to undergo 1-year compulsory internship in India. Internships can also be done in Bangladesh but nowadays in many states of India it is not recognised and the internship has to be repeated again for a year.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Students should be eligible as per the norms of the Directorate General of Medical Education which issues equivalency certificates based on criteria of the student’s educational qualifications. Based on the equivalency certificate, the medical colleges in Bangladesh admit foreign students. However, some medical colleges demand a minimum of 80% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

Duration

  • 5 years. After passing the FMGE exams have to undergo 1-year compulsory internship in India. Internships can also be done in Bangladesh but nowadays in many states of India it is not recognized and the internship has to be repeated again for a year.

Premedical course (NMT)

  • There are no pre-medical courses required.

NEET UG

  • As of now, it is mandatory as per the norm of the Indian government to study medicine.

Language requirement

  • Average English knowledge is required (No need for IELTS/TOEFL)

Entrance exam/interview

  • No Entrance exam/interview is required for the private medical colleges in Bangladesh.

  • However, to get admitted to government medical colleges with scholarships, Students are required to clear an entrance exam.

  • There is a quota for students from SAARC countries under the scholarship scheme.

  • Indians are offered a quota of 22 M.B.B.S seats and 2 Dental seats under this scholarship scheme.

  • Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit and financial needs to

  • support the student through the entire course of their study.

The pattern of practical exam

Viva-based with skills/procedures. Clinical wards and card exams are very important from their 3rd year, as all of it will be considered for the eligibility of their professional exams. All Clinical cards has to be completed to be eligible to give 4th Prof exam.

 

Efficiency of the evaluation system

The locals and the foreign students have to undergo the same tests and exams. The prof exams are conducted by the university to which these colleges are attached to, eliminating the chances of malpractice which happens in many of the other countries.

This continuous evaluation system keeps the students engaged in their studies, making them less prone to diversions and distractions. However, they get enough time to relax and engage in various extracurricular activities and sports.

Attendance & discipline

Strict in all medical colleges in Bangladesh.

Research labs & exposure

Moderate facilities are available.

The necessity of local language at the clinics

Necessary, for treating the patients and to interact with the locals for their day to day needs.

Bangla is not a difficult language to learn, it is the same as Bengali which can be easily mastered and not tough like the Chinese or Russian language.

You don’t have to pass any test or exams on the language.

Medium of teaching

The medium of instruction in the Medical colleges of Bangladesh is English with a mix of Bengali as it is done in Medical colleges of India with a mix of the local language.

Updated curriculum

Yes, the colleges in Bangladesh follow an Updated curriculum.

Availability of Updated textbooks

The syllabus books are mostly not updated, all universities recommend updated textbooks.

The necessity to read textbooks

Highly encouraged

Strength of a class

Medical colleges in Bangladesh have a good student-to-teacher ratio of around 10 -15 students in a batch for a teacher.

Proficiency of faculties

Very Good, just like the faculty in Indian Medical Colleges.

Lectures

Traditional.  It is conducted in the way it is conducted in Indian medical colleges.

The efficiency of Classes & practicals

  • Efficient & interactive (viva based). They also have tutorials (Classes) where the daily topics are discussed and the weaker students are also helped to cope up with their study.

The pattern of theory exam

  • Not many countries have these kinds of testing and follow-ups during the medical education program as it is in Bangladesh and sometimes these are not even followed strictly in India. The system of testing is divided into Item, Cards, Term, and Prof exams.

  • Item: Items are more or less like small topics which are taught every day at college. The items taught on that day are tested by viva the next day.

  • Cards: Card exams consist of 20 to 50 items & are scheduled as per the completion of Items.

  • Term:  2 cards make 1 term. It takes 6 months to complete 1 term.

  • Prof:    2 to 3 terms make a prof exam. There is a total of 4 Prof Exams. If Unable to give Prof Exams on the first attempt, it can be attempted again after 6 months. 

Clinical exposure

Compared to other countries, Bangladesh is a densely populated country having a huge patient flow in hospitals, so students during their hospital visits have vibrant experiences and good patient exposure even in Private medical colleges.

 

Hands-on exposure

In most of the countries where students are only allowed as an observer and not allowed to perform procedures on the patients whereas in Bangladesh the students get good clinical exposure and are allowed to conduct procedures on the patients, thereby providing the best hands-on experience to the students.

 

FMGE pass %

Above 30%.

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Financial

Affordability

  • Medical education in Bangladesh is neither cheap nor very costly.

  • The total cost of studying medicine in Bangladesh will cost you the same as it costs to study medicine in Russia or China.

Capitation fees/Donation

  • No separate capitation fees or donations. Everything is included in the fees.

Tuition fee/year

  • Starting from 32,000 USD which is 24 Lakhs INR approx. for the entire course.

Hostel fee/year

  • In most of the colleges the hostel fee is included in the yearly fees, if not they may charge a nominal amount which ranges from 4000 INR to 7500 INR per month depending on the type of hostel and it does not include food.

Expenditure /month

  • Around 5,000 INR including food. The least expensive amongst all the foreign countries where Indian students’ go for their medical education.

 

Part-time work

  • Not possible and is illegal to work in Bangladesh with a student visa.

  • Anyways if you want score well in your academics this is not recommended.

 

Overall expenditure for completing the course with transport

  • It cost between 33 Lakh to 40 Lakh Indian rupees to complete M.B.B.S in Bangladesh which includes your tuition, stay, food, local travel, travel to India and nominal personal expenses.

  • However, one important point that has to be noted is that, the students has to pay 30% to 40% of the entire course fee during the first year of their education.