Russia has recently conducted an Educational Fair named as “It is Time to Study in Russia-2015”. As the name specifies, the fair was aimed at students to study in Russia.
Total twelve universities participated in the “It is Time to Study in Russia-2015″ exhibition. The universities included the People’s Friendship University of Russia, Tver State Medical Academy, Volgograd State Medical University, Kazan State Medical University, Kazan Federal University, Russian International Olympic University, Ural Federal University, Far Eastern Federal University, South Ural State University, Bashkir State Medical University and Orenburg State Medical University.
Currently, 5,000 Indian students are studying in Russia. And the number of students moving to Russia at the first time, is increasing day by day.
Traditionally, up to 90% of Indian students go to Russia for medical studies.
This year, students from IT, management, aircraft engineering, and oil and gas-related fields also enrolled themselves in Colleges or Universities of Russia.
As per the statistics, the most popular Russian university (having 8000 Indian Students studying in it) is the Tver State Medical Academy. The Indian students have their own community and vegetarian café in the dormitory, and hold the largest festival of Indian culture in Russia.
If an Indian students do not take into consideration the student community in Tver, then there is no full-fledged Indian community in Russia.
Viktor Katochkov, the pro-rector for international activities at South Ural State University, where 2,000 out of the 50,000 students are foreigners, said he has given himself the task of increasing the number of foreign students gradually from 5% to 10%. “I believe that the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) countries are very promising in terms of attracting students, and also, generally, the idea of establishing a Network University for this group, which will provide assistance from leading educational centres from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa,” Katochkov said.
A decision has already been made to establish a BRICS Universities League, which the top five universities of each country can join.