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To study MBBS in Bangladesh you have to meet the following:

  • Must have passed the qualifying examination (HSC/ ‘A’ level) or equivalent examination
  • Minimum aggregate GPA in SSC/ ‘O’ level or equivalent and HSC / ‘A’ level equivalent examination: 8.00 (Eight)
  • Minimum GPA in SSC / ‘O’ level or equivalent or in HSC / ‘A’ level and equivalent examination: 3.5
  • Minimum GPA in Biology: 3.5
  • For calculation of GPA against the marks obtained in SSC / ‘O’ level or equivalent exam, only top 5 subjects are considered. Therefore, GPA in ‘O’ level = (total marks obtained in top 5 subjects)/5.
  • Optional subject shall be considered GPA is below 5 (five).
  • For calculation of GPA against the marks obtained in HSC / ‘A’ level or equivalent exam, only 3 subjects (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) are considered. Qualifying Grade in each subject individually is “C”. Therefore, GPA in “A” level = (total marks obtained in three subjects)/3.

The duration is 6 years. 5 years is the course and 1 year of internship.
All the Medical colleges in Bangladesh are approved by MCI and other international organizations. The colleges do take care of Indian students as they have to appear for the screening test on completion of MBBS degree in Bangladesh.
Yes eligibility certificate from Medical Council of India (MCI) is required to process the admission. You need to appear in NEET and must score with minimum qualifying scores for the eligibility certificate.

  • Passport copy of student and Parent
  • Marks Sheets of 10th, 11th& 12th Std.
  • Address Proof
  • Birth Certificate
  • School Pass out Certificate
  • School leaving Certificate
  • Migration Certificates if any.

You have to directly transfer the exact fees to the medical college account. There are no hidden costs.

In the private medical colleges the fees is fixed by the management for a period of 5 years and it varies from INR 25 Lakhs to 35 Lakhs. For most of the colleges it would include the hostel fees.

You can complete your internship in Bangladesh or in India. Some Medical colleges offer internship in India for free. Few Medical colleges do not allow internship to be completed outside Bangladesh.

After completion of your MBBS degree in Bangladesh, you will need to appear for a MCI screening test and pass the exam. This test is generally known as FMGE or Foreign Medical Graduate Examination. This exam is conducted by the NBE or National Board of Examination.
There is no limitation on the number of times appearing for the test to clear it.

There are many ways to travel to Bangladesh.
By Air: Most of the city are well connected to Dhaka with airlines operating by Indian & Bangladesh airlines and is very affordable.
By Bus: There are many bus services from Kolkata to Dhaka.
By Train: There are two trains operating between Kolkata and Dhaka.

The study pattern of MBBS in Bangladesh is similar to India. The medium of instructions is English. Medical colleges in Bangladesh follow Indian Author Books and students get good Clinical exposure, treating patients and practice.

The weather in Bangladesh is very similar to India. The onset of Monsoon and the winter temperature is the same.
As the food habits is similar to India. All kind of Indian food is available outside and also in the college canteen.
All Indian banks provide educational loan as per RBI guidelines. The limit is up to INR 20 Lakhs approximately.
You are not permitted to work as you have a study visa. The country is very strict on this matter. Students are advised not to attempt to do any kind of job.
As per the NMC Bill 2019, NEXT or National Exit Test will be a common exit exam conducted to promote meritorious medical students to practice medicine in their respective fields or even pursue higher education. As part of being an exit exam, NEXT will also be the common gateway to attain a license to practice medicine across India.

It is important to note that the examination is still at the approval stage and changes can be made, as the Rajya Sabha is yet to pass the Bill. Therefore, the opinions stated in the article are purely based on the information currently available regarding the NMC Bill 2019.

Through NEXT, the Centre plans to produce a more qualified and skilled batch of MBBS graduates in India. With the help of introducing a much deeper understanding of concepts and enhancing the skills with reference to problem-solving in the final MBBS students. A more practical aspect will be brought in through the examination as well.

Apart from being an exit test for MBBS students in India, NEXt will also cater to aspirants who completed their MBBS from abroad but wish to practice medicine in India. Earlier, such candidates were to sit for Foreign Medical Graduate Exam or commonly known as FMGE. With the implementation of the Bill, it is expected to see FMGE be replaced by NEXT as well.

Recent Amendments state that the examination will also be the common denominator for granting admissions to the postgraduate medical courses in India, subsequently replacing NEET-PG.