An Agreement on Cooperation was signed between the Mari State University of Russia and the Representation of the Federal Agency Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation (ROSSOTRUDNICHESTVO) in New Delhi on November 16, 2017. Accordingly, Mr Mikhail Shvetsov, Vice Chancellor, Mari State University, and Mr Fedor Rozovskiy, Director, Russian Centre of Science and Culture, New Delhi, put their signatures on the document at a simple ceremony.
Mr Mikhail Shvetsov, who led a high-level delegation from the Mari State University, accompanied by Ms Irina Petrova, Rector of the University, was on a visit to India, on invitation from Rus Education, RCSC, an exclusive admission partner of Mari State University.
At a crowded press conference Mr Mikhail Shvetsov said that currently 500 Indian students are undergoing studies in MBBS course in Mari State University. The delegation visited some top hospitals in the country obtained information about the feasible departments for clinical practice for Indian students.
According to the leader of the delegation, during a visit to the AIIMS, New Delhi, they had a fruitful discussion on the possibilities of organising summer practice for Indian medical studying in Russia during summer vacations. Senior officials of AIIMS such as Dr. Balram Airan, Dean (Academic), Dr. D. K. Sharma, Medical Superintendent, and Dr. M. Bajpai, Professor Paediatric Surgery, took part in the discussion. The possibilities of sending a particular number of Indian students to Russia as part of the student-exchange programmes was also on the focus during the discussion. In addition, the opportunity for Indian doctors to visit Russia with a view to enhancing their skills, too, was contemplated. The faculty-exchange programme on subjects of particular interest like public health, social medicine, internal medicine/therapy, tropical infections, etc., are on the cards, the delegation’s head disclosed at the press meet. In order to give a new dimension to the proposed ideas, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will be signed very soon.
The delegation visited the Rockland Hospital, Delhi, and signed a MOU for the clinical practice of Indian students. The highlight of the delegation’s visit remained to be the signing of the Agreement with the RCSC in New Delhi. The delegation is looking forward to having such collaboration with Indian universities and hospitals.