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Guidelines/Advisory for Indian students desirous of studying in Bangladesh

➢ Over the years, there has been an increase in the number of Indian students going abroad to pursue medical education. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has now made it mandatory for the students to clear NEET-UG (National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test-Under Graduate) exam, which is the entry examination for undergraduate medical education in India, as a prerequisite to pursue medical education abroad.

➢ Indian students desirous of studying in Bangladesh are advised to refer to the National Medical Commission (NMC) guidelines for ‘students to study abroad’, available at its website (https://www.nmc.org.in/information-desk/for-students-to-study-in-abroad/), before applying for Medical Colleges in Bangladesh.   

➢ Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BMDC) is the regulatory authority under Bangladesh’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, for medicine practice in Bangladesh. Indian students are advised to follow BMDC guidelines before applying for Medical Colleges/Courses in Bangladesh. Contact details of BMDC are: Telephone: +88-02-223385669, +88-02-223385685, +88-02-223385686, +88-02-223356727, +88-02-9555538, and, Email: info@bmdc.org.bd.  The updated list of registered Medical and Dental Colleges in Bangladesh is available at BMDC website, viz. https://www.bmdc.org.bd/about-college-n, which may be consulted before applying. Guidelines for admission (2023) in Medical and Dental Colleges in Bangladesh are listed at https://www.bmdc.org.bd/upl/doc/news/6rJdjtBpHzIV.pdf (in Bangla). These guidelines include requirement of Equivalence Certificates for Indian Degrees/Certificates, which are a pre-requisite for studying in Bangladesh. Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi and/or the nearest Bangladesh Deputy High Commission in India may be contacted for Equivalence Certificates and further guidelines regarding studying in Bangladesh. 

➢ The Indian students, who want to study courses other than Medicine, should consult Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi and/or the nearest Bangladesh Deputy High Commission in India.

➢ Every Indian student, after arrival in Bangladesh, should register themselves in the High Commission of India, Dhaka, website (https://hcidhaka.gov.in/Students_reg). They should understand that they are in a foreign land and have to be guided by local rules and College regulations. They would have to adjust themselves to the new environment, culture, food habits and learn the niceties of the language, as early as possible. The students have to keep up the Indian spirit high by proving to be good students, concentrating on their studies only, leaving aside all other interests/activities (political, friendly, inimical) during their stay here. The students should stay away specifically from drugs and eve-teasing. As responsible citizens, the students should strive to live up to the expectations of their family and society, back home, and therefore, think twice before taking any extreme step, in case of any unexpected downfalls or misunderstandings.

➢ The issue of hiring Educational Consultants before admission process and even during/after it, is absolutely the personal choice of the students, and, the High Commission should not be brought in their midst, after that.

➢ The High Commission of India should not be made responsible, after a student decides to change the College or decides to withdraw from that College. Due care should be taken before deciding on any step of admission, or thereafter. Issue of refund of deposited money would not be the responsibility of the High Commission.

➢ After arrival in Bangladesh, in case of any need, Indian students can refer to High Commission of India, Dhaka, Website (https://www.hcidhaka.gov.in/). All possible consular help, including legal support, is extended to Indian students in line with those available for Indian nationals residing in Bangladesh (https://www.hcidhaka.gov.in/pages?id=eyJpdiI6ImNzcG9tR0NMN2JcL2lob05HTzVMT0JBPT0iLCJ2YWx1ZSI6IkFrUlk1WHY0aDc4T0tPMnhHa0FlXC93PT0iLCJtYWMiOiJhN2MyODY5OWQ5OGM2MDc0ZTM
=). A “24X7 Helpline Service” (WhatsApp no: 01937400591) of the High Commission of India in Dhaka is also available to Indian students studying in Bangladesh. High Commission provides attestation of Indian/Bangladeshi educational documents based on procedures prescribed at High Commission’s website at https://www.hcidhaka.gov.in/pages?id=eyJpdiI6ImplVEpHY2FrRUorWDkrQVM5WjRzcFE9PSIsInZhbHVlIjoiRXdTQUVpYTJsd3ZPRndBNGlyMTVWQT09IiwibWFjIjoiMjRjZjQ0MWFhOGI1NjNkNjBhYTg4M2QzY2Fl
==. The Indian students may contact Education Wing [Phone: 02-55067301 (Extn. 1096), Email: edu1.dhaka@mea.gov.in], and/or, Consular Wing [Phone: 02-55067301 (Extn. 1115), Email:  cons3.dhaka@mea.gov.in], for addressing their grievances.