The Russian Education Fair will start on July 23

The Russian Center for Science and Culture will hold a week-long Russian Education Fair starting July 23

The Russian Center for Science and Culture will hold a week-long Russian Education Fair starting July 23

The Russian Center for Science and Culture will hold a week-long Russian Education Fair starting July 23. The fair will be held in Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai and Tiruchi and there will be one-time admissions for medical and engineering programs, said Lagutin Sergey, Consul, Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Chennai.

“The cost of higher education is relatively cheaper because it is heavily subsidized by the government of the Russian Federation. Government support for international applicants is constantly changing and universities are providing assistance as many have special accommodation programs and support systems for Indian students,” he said.

According to him, 1,300 Tamil Nadu students were admitted to medical colleges in Russia in 2019. The fair, organized in association with Study Abroad, will be held in Chennai on July 23-24; in Coimbatore on July 26 and in Madurai on July 28. The fair will be held in Tiruchi on July 29. Aspirants can call 9282221221 / 9940199883.

Representatives from 12 Russian universities will be available to speak with applicants. Some Russian universities had doubled their number of students following the increase in demand. The annual cost of education in Russia is around $3,500 to $6,500, said C. Ravi Chandran, managing director of Study Abroad.

Ukrainian returnees

Russian medical universities would accept students returning from Ukraine. Students admitted under scholarship programs in that country would be accepted on equal terms into the course on an equal footing, university officials said.

Students would have no problem transferring money now because India and Russia had launched a Rupee-Ruble transfer mechanism. Russia is likely to launch a facility to open a savings account in its SBER bank. At present, Indians can pay tuition fees through the bank. The country is also proposing to launch Union Pay (ATM) cards.

Sylvester L. Goldfarb