The Embassy of India in Nepal has asked Indian students to take due caution and diligence before seeking admission in medical colleges and universities in Nepal.In an advisory the Embassy said, several instances have come to light where Indian students studying MBBS in Nepal have to face problems relating to their examination, evaluation/re-evaluation of answer-sheets and charges involved thereof, opaque marking system and criteria of declaring as Not Fit for Technical Education (NFTE) etc.
Recently, some Indian Medical students also complained that they are not being provided adequate opportunities for redressal of their grievances in a transparent manner. Few alleged cases of discrimination and partisan treatment by the medical colleges resulting in deliberate failing of Indian students in large numbers are also highlighted by the students.
Hence, the Embassy has advised Indian students to ensure that they strictly fulfill the eligibility criteria for admission as per the regulations of Nepal as well as of India including passing of NEET. All necessary documents are required to be carried personally for the admissions in MBBS.
The students should approach college directly to check if it is actually a bonafide institution and must gather authentic information about the eligibility criteria, procedures of admission, availability of faculties, curriculum, facilities for practical, etc. Students should not merely depend on the website of the college.
The fee component and its mode of payment should be understood clearly. If possible, an authentic signed copy of fee payment schedule, including year wise fee structure, installments and date of payment against each installment, should be taken from the College/University.
Detailed enquiry ought to be conducted about type of facilities being provided by the college including hostel, food, transportation, medical, etc. and the expenses bearing on it. The student must ask for the hidden charges levied by the college, if any. The Embassy has also advised students to check the results of previous years and proportionate pass percentages of Indian students from a particular college.
They must also speak to existing Indian students and ascertain about the various problems & their solutions. The student should gather all details very carefully pertaining to the procedure for examinations, re-examinations, revaluation of answer-sheets and charges, number of permitted attempts to clear re-examinations and Not Fit for Technical Education (NFTE) criteria.
The students should also clarify initially about pending dues as some of the colleges charge heavy penalty (almost 100%) on the pending dues, which may lead to heavy financial burden on them. The Embassy has also advised students to be beware of any Agent or Consultancy services either for seeking admission in MBBS or asking for any fee discount.
The student should refrain from engaging in unlawful or political activities after getting admission in the college. The Embassy of India, Kathmandu is not involved in the admission process/evaluation of answer-sheets of Indian students in the medical institutions of Nepal.