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MBBS in Armenia

ARMENIA
MEDICAL COLLEGES

LOCATION

CONNECTIVITY

CULTURE

  • The culture of Armenia encompasses many elements that are based on the geography, literature, architecture, dance, and music of the people which is unique, which is both modern and conservative with good family values. Very friendly, joyous, laidback and enjoy life.

LOCAL TRANSPORT

LANGUAGE: 

Armenian, but the older generation also knows Russian language well as they were part of soviet Russia once.

CURRENCY: 

PROXIMITY TO INDIA:

India to Armenia is around 3900 Km. Same as the to & fro distance from Chennai to Delhi.

CLIMATE: 

Highland Continental Climate ranging from -5 °C during winter to +25 °C during summers.

SOCIAL, FOOD & SAFETY

Availability of food & grocery

Good varieties of vegetables, meats, fruits and milk products are widely available in farmers market, super market and mini markets. Even Indian grocery shops are available in

Cost of living comparison

Cost of living in Armenia is moderate when Compared to India.

COST OF LIVING COMPARISON CHART

INDIAN FOOD

Some universities have an Indian Canteen maintained by Indian contractors offering Indian food at economical rates.  There are Indian restaurants around the city but most of them will be a bit expensive to dine on a regular basis. However, there are also some small Indian, Arabic, and various food kiosks near medical college hostels that provide food at economical rates for the students. Self-cooking is economical & recommended.

SAFETY

  • Safe environment but late-night outings are to be avoided.

  • As per the Global Peace index Armenia ranks 118th amongst 163 countries listed. India ranks at 141.

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Security in Campus

Security protocols are in place, no one can enter the hostels or college buildings without proper documents. It is guarded by Hostel guard who maintain regular shifts to monitor the movement of the students in and out of the hostel and the university. Some colleges have separate hostel for girls and some have different floors specially dedicated for the girl students.

CAMPUS

Traditional and Modest Campus with all the essential facilities.

LECTURE HALLS

Standard & up to the mark lecture halls and Auditorium with all the essential facilities.

CLASS ROOM

Moderately structured Classrooms with essential facilities.

INTERNET

Paid Internet widely available inside the campus & Hostel

LIBRARY

Well stocked Library with all basic medical books in international languages are available and has a great environment to study.

AFFILIATED HOSPITAL

Good hospitals with fair amount of patient flow.

PRACTICAL LABS

Moderately maintained Practical labs with essential requirements. Cadavers are not available in Armenian medical colleges as it is not permitted to be used due to their Orthodox Christian background instead they have plastic models to work with.

CANTEEN

Economical & hygienic Armenian and Russian food is available at Hostel Canteens inside the campus. In some universities Indian canteens are run by Indian contractors.

HOSTEL

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

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

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

ACADEMICS

PRE MEDICAL COURSE (NMT)

For English medium there is no Pre medical course.

DURATION

6 years program and after passing the FMGE exams have to undergo 1-year compulsory internship in India.

NEET UG

Required only for some universities but 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

In most universities, it is not required.

Medium of teaching

First 3 years in English except for few universities that conduct for the entire 6 years in English.

Additionally, they teach you Latin which will be very helpful in understanding the medical terminology. This is a unique feature in Armenia like in most of the East European Medical colleges which we strongly recommend students to take it seriously.

Updated curriculum

Moderately outdated

Availability of Updated textbooks

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

The necessity to read textbooks

Moderately encouraged

Strength of a class

Has a good student-to-teacher ratio of around 10 -15 students in a batch for a teacher.

Proficiency of faculties

Good but some have a language barrier

Lectures

PPT based conventional

The efficiency of Classes & practicals

Efficient & interactive (viva based)

The pattern of theory exam

Viva & MCQ based for some subjects

The pattern of practical exam

Viva based with skills/procedures

The efficiency of the evaluation system

Relatively good (sequential evaluation/class)

Relatively biased (class/practical performance based on the teachers only)

Attendance & discipline

Strict in most universities

Research labs & exposure

Average

The necessity of local language at the clinics

Highly Necessary

Clinical exposure

Low due to language gap/preference

Hands-on exposure

Faculties with the language gap

No time for teaching faculties

EU accreditation of the degree

Only in 1-2 universities

European Credit Transfer

Only in 1-2 universities

Bologna Agreement

The process is underway.

FMGE pass %

< 20%

Israeli Currency

Financial

Affordability

Economical with a medium budget at around 23 lakhs including Tuition fee and Hostel fee.

Capitation fees/Donation

No

Tuition fee/year

Most of the universities charge a Tuition Fee of around 4000 USD which is around 3,00,000 INR.

Hostel fee/year

About 1000USD equals to 75,000 INR per year.

Expenditure /month

Depends on individuals. On an average 200 USD should be enough that is 15,000 INR Per Month which includes food and nominal personal expenses.

Part-time work

Very difficult to get, but might get in some Indian restaurants. Anyways if you want score well in your academics this is not recommended.

Overall expenditure for completing the course with transport

Total budget required to complete your MBBS degree will be around 30 to 33 lakhs inclusive of your travel & nominal personal expenses.