Why Bangladesh?

Bangladesh is a green & beautiful country. It is a peaceful country without any internal or external conflicts. The climate & disease pattern in Bangladesh is exactly similar to that of India. India shares common border with Bangladesh & has very good relations. Traveling from India to Bangladesh may be by air as well as by road including by bus from Kolkata. Traveling can be by train also. Train/ bus fare ranges from 1000-2000 Rs. The capital city Dhaka is the 5th largest city in the world & the most densely populated according to the World Economic Forum.

According to the UN World Happiness Report 2022, Bangladesh has been ranked the 94th among 146 nations. Bangladesh has moved up seven notches in the happiness index ahead of India, Pakistan, Myanmar and Sri Lanka.

According to the UN World Happiness Report 2022, Bangladesh has been ranked the 94th among 146 nations. Bangladesh has moved up seven notches in the happiness index ahead of India, Pakistan, Myanmar and Sri Lanka. Bangladeshis are very hard working. After prayer and service to God, hospitality is most sacred to the Bangladeshi spirit. They are good at cooking delicious food and sweets. People are usually happy with their lives. So they will be extremely welcoming and greet you with sincere hospitality. Bengali is the 7th most widely spoken language in the world. Indian food is widely available in Bangladesh & cost of living is same as in India.

The life is quite similar to West Bengal of India in terms of culture, language, and ethnicity. Bangladesh is one of the most culturally rich countries you will ever visit. People emphasize greatly on their traditions and beliefs.

Science & technology in Bangladesh

Life expectancy in Bangladesh is 72 year while its 68 years for India. Healthcare industry is considered as key area in Bangladesh. Among the south Asian (SAARC) countries, Bangladesh ranks 2nd in health sector and the facilities given to people. India ranks 145 and Bangladesh ranks 133 in the healthcare sector.

The person who invented artificial kidney, Dr. Shuvo Roy was from Bangladesh. Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose was the inventor of wireless communication system. Satyendranath Bose was a professor of Dhaka University in the department of Physics. The fundamental particle of quantum mechanics boson is named after him.

Is Bangladesh safe?

Bangladesh is an extremely safe country. Bangladesh scored 81 and ranked 55 out of 144 countries in the law and order index issued by Gallup, a Washington-based analytics and advisory organization. In terms of score, Bangladesh’s position in South Asia is above that of India & Nepal.

Bangladesh is very safe for women. Bangladeshis respect women. They had longest female-led government in the world. Bangladesh had a female Prime Minister, Sheikha Hasina. Since independence in 1971, Bangladesh was led by female leaders for 25 years.

Although more than 80% Bangladeshis are Muslim, Bangladesh is a secular democratic nation with all religions living together in harmony. It is not an Islamic country. Large number of Indian Hindu boys & girls study MBBS in Bangladesh. Government holidays include Durga Puja, Buddha Purnima & Christmas.

Bangladeshi women account for 57% for total workforce ahead of India, where women account for 27 percent of the total labor force. Bangladesh has topped the South Asian countries in gender equality. Bangladesh is third most peaceful country in South Asia according Global peace Index after Bhutan & Nepal. Bangladesh has the 2nd lowest alcohol consumption rate in the world.

Economy of Bangladesh

Bangladesh was once a prosperous country. In 17th century, Bangladeshis enjoyed one of the world’s most superior living standards. Bangladeshis’ living standards were higher than in Britain, which in turn had the highest living standards in Europe.

In the Mughals period, Bangladesh (and the west Bengal) described as the “Paradise of the Nations”. It was the empire’s wealthiest province and a major global exporter.

Bangladesh has Foreign Exchange reserve of 32 billion dollars which is 2nd highest in South Asia after India. The country is among the top producers of rice (fourth in the world), potatoes (seventh), tropical fruits (sixth), jute (second) and farmed fish (fifth).

GDP of Bangladesh is 250 billion dollars. If Bangladesh were a state of Indian Union, It would be the second largest Indian state by GDP. Only Maharashtra would stay above Bangladesh.

The Bangladeshi economy has grown significantly in the last decades. Bangladesh has famous clothing industry. Many big brands from around the world source their products from Bangladesh. These include Swedish brand H & M, American fashion brands Gap, Zara, Marks & Spencer, & Lee.

Does Bangladesh follow all NMC Gazette FMGL Regulations 2021 norms?

Bangladesh follows all NMC criteria for valid MBBS abroad:
  1. Duration: Duration of MBBS in Bangladesh is 5 years (FMGL Section 4a (i) satisfied)
  2. After main MBBS course of 5 years, in Bangladesh there is a 1 year internship in the same medical college (FMGL Section 4a (ii) satisfied)
  3. The structure of internship in Bangladesh is rotational similar to that in India (FMGL Schedule I, Section 2 (ii)a satisfied)
  4. In Bangladesh apart from main MBBS course, there is 1 year internship which is an inherent part of undergraduate program (FMGL Schedule I, Section 2 (i)b satisfied)
  5. Medium of instruction in Bangladesh is essentially English (FMGL Section 4a (iii) satisfied)
  6. The subjects, curriculum, books in MBBS in Bangladesh are same as in India (FMGL Section 4a (iv) satisfied)
  7. Bangladesh Medical & Dental Council (BMDC) gives registrationto foreign students after completion of 5 years MBBS + 1 year internship (Refer: https://www.bmdc.org.bd/news-events/202210000001) (FMGL Section 4b satisfied)
  8. The registration given to foreign students by BMDC is at par with the license to practice given to Bangladeshi students (Refer: https://www.bmdc.org.bd/news-events/202210000001) (FMGL Section 4b satisfied)
  9. Curriculum of MBBS in Bangladesh is available in public domain (Refer: https://www.bmdc.org.bd/curriculum-2020) (FMGL Schedule I, Section 2 (ii)b satisfied)
  10. After completing MBBS program from Bangladesh (5+1 years), students will have to appear National Exit Test (NEXT) in India (FMGL Section 4d)
  11. Indian students are supposed to complete whole MBBS course & internship from the same medical college in Bangladesh (FMGL Schedule I, Section 2 (iii))
  12. Since Bangladesh offers one of the shortest durations of medical studies, Indian students can finish their studies well within prescribed limits of FMGL Schedule I, Section 2 (iv))

MBBS in Bangladesh

MBBS in Bangladesh is an excellent option for Indian students. It is one of the most affordable MBBS programs abroad for Indian people. The FMGE passing rate of MBBS in Bangladesh, which is considerably higher than in any other country, 27-30%, shows the quality of education at Bangladeshi medical universities. In addition to the quality, the affordability of MBBS in Bangladesh is a plus point.

Students who graduate from the topmost medical colleges in Bangladesh are entitled to take key examinations such as the USMLE, PLAB, FMGE: the screening examination administered by the NMC, and upcoming NEXT exam.

MBBS in Bangladesh - Quick Highlights

All the major information about studying scenario in Bangladesh:
Intake for MBBS CourseOctober- November
Eligibility Criteria10+2 (PCB) with 50%
IELTS & TOEFLNot Required
NEET ExamNEET eligibility is essential
Minimum Tuition Fee6600 USD/year
Maximum Tuition Fee10000 USD/year
Top Medical UniversitiesDhaka National Medical College
Enam Medical College, Dhaka
Monno Medical College, Monno city
Green Life Medical College, Dhaka
Cost of Living in BangladeshRs. 5-10 Thousands/Month
MBBS Course Duration (in Years)5+1 with Internship
Recognition of UniversitiesNMC & WHO
Medium of EducationEnglish language

Advantages of MBBS Study in Bangladesh

Learn about the benefits that medical students in Bangladesh receive:
  • Tremendous patients clinical exposure & hands-on-practise
  •  25% of seats in the topmost medical colleges of Bangladesh are earmarked for Indian students, hence they have more prospects in Bangladesh
  •  If a student is a citizen of a SAARC nation, he or she is exempt from paying tuition for a medicine program in Bangladesh, and must pay only living expenses
  •  The medium of teaching for the MBBS program in Bangladesh is exclusively English; hence, language training is unnecessary
  •  Every major medical university in Bangladesh is accredited by the NMC and WHO, making them globally renowned
  •  In Bangladesh, there is direct admission to the MBBS program without any contribution or capitation fees
  •  The majority of medical schools do not require an entrance exam for MBBS admission
  •  In Bangladesh, MBBS is offered at an affordable cost

After Completing MBBS from Bangladesh

Regarding post-graduation professional prospects for students in Bangladesh:
  • Do postgraduate study in India or overseas
  •  Perform surgical procedures in the hospital
  •  Practice in any public or private hospital
  •  Eligible for exams like USMLE, PLAB, UPSC, IAS
  •  As a professor, provide lectures at medical colleges and hospitals in India
  •  Join government health organizations for the planning of national health issues
  •  Various administrative positions as health officers

Hostel Facilities for Indian MBBS Students in Bangladesh

Every college in Bangladesh provides lodging for international students:
  • The medical schools are exclusively residential
  •  There is a separate & luxurious hostel for girls
  •  Hostels offer a variety of amenities, including a dining room, a television, a gym, and games
  •  The entire hostel complex is equipped with CCTV cameras and security guards, as student safety is a top priority
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