Georgia is sovereign state of Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, It is bounded to the west by the Bank Sea, to the north by Russia, to the south by Turkey and Armenia, and southeast by Azerbaijan. The capital of Georgia is Tbilisi. Georgia covers a territory of 69,7000kM and its population is almost 4.7 million. Georgia is a unitary, semi-presidential republic, with the government elected through a representative democracy. Also, Georgia country medical education is famous across the world. Studying MBBS in Georgia is something worth considering in case of students who wish to study MBBS in Europe.
There are many WHO recognized medical colleges in Georgia. Students who wish to study MBBS in European countries are choosing Georgia as their study destination due to various reasons. MBBS in Georgia benefits is huge in comparison to study MBBS in England or MBBS in Romania or any other European country for that matter. There are many WHO recognized medical colleges in Russia as well which are mentioned in the list of WHO recognized medical colleges but it all depends on the road-map, budget, choice of country and future prospects of individual students.
MD / MBBS in Georgia is a new upcoming destination for Indian students. MBBS in Georgia fees is very affordable for international students. Medical universities in Georgia, Europe are quite renowned. Tbilisi State and Batumi both are the government colleges advised for Indian students. MBBS in Georgia was not such a popular destination for Indians till 2011. Because most of the students who wished to go to east European country used to prefer either Russia or Ukraine. However, with Ukraine in trouble due to the war with Russia on eastern sector. Hence, the students were advised to shift to Georgia and Belarus instead of deciding to pursue MBBS in Ukraine.
The MD / MBBS in Europe is always 6 years program including internship. Georgia follows EU pattern of education and minimum 360 credits are required which is possible in 6 years. Few of the universities in Georgia are wrongly promoting with 5-year program format which is just to show that the budget is lesser. The admission letters issued by the Universities are always with 6 years! Accordingly, the cost applicable would be for 6 years though initial promotions are with 5 years program.
The Indian Embassy has clearly stated that the living cost in Tbilisi, Georgia is around US$ 400 per month. It works to around Rs. 27,000 per month and almost Rs. 3 Lacs per annum! Generally, the universities and their agents promote only the fees structure without much emphasis on the apartment and living cost. However, many Indian agents hide or misinform the living cost in Georgia. In reality, the cost per year to study MD / MBBS in Georgia in ‘B’ graded universities works to almost Rs. 6 Lacs per annum including tuition fees and living cost. The Indian students can study in A+ graded universities such as Pirogov Russia NRM University located in the center of Moscow with this kind of budget!
Georgian culture is an exotic, mysterious and ancient culture stretching back for millennia. Elements of Anatolian, European, Persian, Arabian, Ottoman and Far Eastern cultures have influenced Georgia’s own ethnic identity resulting in one of the most unique and hospitable cultures in the world. Georgian culture is world renowned for being accommodating and tolerant. Traditionally, Georgian people consider guests to be a gift from god and their welcoming amiability is immediately apparent upon a traveler’s arrival. Georgia’s strategic geographic location between Europe and Asia is one of the primary reasons for its diverse, yet distinct, cultural features. Its vector on the historic Silk Road enabled important trade connecting the north, south, east and west. This junction of commerce along with Georgia’s own bounty of resources combined to form a definitive amalgamation of cultures.