One of the world’s fastest growing market economied and the second largest in the Indian continent, Bangladesh has come a long way since its independence in 1971. A nascent democracy in the ‘70s, India’s immediate neighbour is now one of South Asia’s hub of learning. So, it’s no wonder that many international students are seeing Bangladesh today as a popular destination for pursuing MBBS. But then, before choosing to study MBBS in Bangladesh, one must know what the country offers in the domain of medicine. Bangladesh has a competent educational infrastructure to help you successfully gain a degree in MBBS.
Each country has its own advantages and so does Bangladesh for those planning to pursue MBBS. What really is a matter of great relief to Indian students is the use of English as a medium of teaching, and a cuisine and climate similar to India’s.
- Bangladesh has MCI-approved and the WHO-recognised MBBS universities
- The degree provided by Government universities is globally accepted.
- The MBBS course in Bangladesh follows the Indian Medical Council (MCI) syllabus.
- Indian medical books are followed during the full 5 years of the MBBS program.
- MCI Screening Test and FMGE pass-out rates are very high
- Bangladesh has a climate similar to tropical India.
- The Bangladeshi and Indian cuisines are almost the same and they are readily available on campuses
- English is the medium of teaching for the international students.
- The people of India and Bangladesh are usually afflicted by the same kinds of ailments and so, there is no ‘shock’ element in the Bangladeshi health sector.
- All medical colleges in Bangladesh provide internship with affiliated hospitals.
- Most hospitals in Bangladesh have a capacity each of over 500 beds.
- Bangladesh is known to be a dry country – alcohol is not easily available.
Since Bangladesh follows the Indian curriculum, the percentage of students who pass the FMCGE after doing MBBS from Bangladesh is higher than from any other country. The medical students after completion of MBBS degree from Bangladesh easily clear the FMGE test at home in their first attempt.
What you need to keep in mind
- The medical universities in Bangladesh accept tuition fees from foreign students only in the U.S. dollar.
- Some unscrupulous medical universities in Bangladesh join hands with local agents as well as with those in India to hike college fees without providing the required infrastructure.
- The eligibility criteria for the international medical candidates are very strict.
- No seat relaxation on the basis of categories
- Bangladesh has no nightlife like other countries.
- All medical colleges do not give all amenities, like separate hostels for international students
- The intern semester break is very short.
- The local language is Bangla, so Indian students have to learn the language to communicate with local people and especially the patients during internship. However, learning Bangla for basic communication is not difficult.
Eligibility for Medical Education in Bangladesh:
- The applicant has to be the age of 17 years on or before 31st December of the year of admission.
- The students must complete 12th with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology from recognized board or school. The minimum scoring percentage should be above 60 % in all the major subjects.
- The applicants must have qualified the NEET exam
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