Mari State University

The university was founded in the year 1972. Currently, it has 8000 students, 6 faculties and 6 institutes. It has 4 schools:

  • Physics and Mathematics.
  • History and philology.
  • Agriculture ad biology.
  • Chemistry.

In the year 1974, the university further established 3 more departments:

  • Botany department.
  • Human and animal anatomy.
  • Physiology department.

Also, the university was awarded with the “gold medal European quality” in the year 2009.

However, in spite of the fact that it is MCI recognized, its MCI Passing Ratio is very low. Logically, that makes it a major risk!

More Information About The University:

It is a nonprofit institute in Russia. The university lies in the city of “Yoshkar Ola” {Capital of Mari El Republic}. It comes in the top universities of Russia.

The “Association of Finno-Ugric” university was founded by the Mari State University.

The Mari State University is listed in the directories of Medical Council Of India, European Medical Council, UNESCO (world’s major health organizations).

The 6 faculties of the university are:

  • Faculty of medical science.
  • Faculty of Physics and Mathematics.
  • Faculty of Foreign Languages.
  • Faculty of Law.
  • Faculty of History and Philology.
  • Faculty of Physical Education, Sport and Tourism.
  • Faculty of Electrical Engineering.

The 6 institutions of the university are:

  • Institute of Agricultural Technologies.
  • Institute of Economics, Management and Finances.
  • The Institute of Medicine and Natural science.
  • Institute of National Culture and Intercultural Communication.
  • Institute of Additional Professional Education.
  • Institute of Pedagogic and Psychology.

About The City:

Mari el republic is the capital of Yoshkar-Ola. Yoshkar-Ola is called as the red city in Mari. Before 1919, the city was well known as “Tsaryovokokshaysk”. In between 1919 and 1927 the city was termed as “Krasnokokshaysk”.

The city was named after the Malaya Kokshaga River which flows through the city.

The city has a temperate continental climate. It is one of the ancient cities in Russia. There are a number of bus and railway routes which connects Yoshkar-Ola with different cities and towns.

The winters can be very cold. The lowest recorded Temperature is -480C. It remains between -10 to -150C. It is a great challenge for even the Natives.

The airport lies 9km north from the city of Yoshkar-Ola. There are regular flights to/from Moscow –Yoshkar- Ola.

Why Study In Mari Medical University?

  • No entrance exams are required and no donations are to be paid.
  • The education provided by Mari Medical University offers high standards of medical education.
  • The cost of residing and studying in Russia is comparatively low.
  • The medium of education in Russia is English.
  • Medical education provided by the universities in Russia is recognized by MCI and WHO.
  • It provides hostels with best facilities
  • The students can chose between English and Russian medium of study as per their convenience.

In spite of these, there are certain areas where there is serious concern like low MCI Ratio. A low MCI ratio would mean a lot of problems for an Indian student to get a License to practice in India.

Fee Structure:

Year Year-1 Year-2 Year-3 Year-4 Year-5 Year-6
Course Fee (in USD) 4000 4000 4000 4000 4000 4000

Library In The University:

The library of the university was established on 1 February, 2008. Currently it has 12 departments, 7 reading halls and 7 subscriptions.

It consists of around 114 people working within it and library fund numbers over 10000000 items.

The 12 departments are:

  • Document Integration Department
  • Department of Scientific Information Processing
  • Electronic Resources Department
  • Readers Service Department
  • Foreign Literature Department
  • Scientific Documentation Department
  • Basic Book Depositary Department
  • Scientific Bibliographical Department
  • Law Faculty Department
  • Department of Humanitarian Education Popularization
  • Department of National and Regional Studies Literature
  • Methodological Department

Sports At The University:

Every year a “sports day” is organized by the university. The university provides a wide range of different sports activities to the students in which they can actively participate.

The sports arena of the university consist of a mini football field, a track and field complex,2 sandy courts(for beach volleyball) and an asphalt court(for team sport).

The university also provides gym, indoor courts (for basketball), volleyball and fitness rooms to the students.

Admission In Mari State University:

  • Applicant has at least 50% marks in aggregate in physics, chemistry and biology.
  • Applicant is turning 17 years old in 2022.
  • Applicant has completed his 12th class.
  • Applicant is not suffering from any contagious disease i.e. tuberculosis, HIV AIDS, etc.
  • Applicant must have his passport ready.

PG Option after MBBS in Mari State University

Medical PG in India or NExT

During MBBS study, a student realizes the importance of being a specialist. They also understand the competitiveness to secure MD/MS Seat in Govt College. If we look at the success ratio to get PG in Govt Medical College which is 11% Broadly we can say that only 1 out of 10 will get PG Seat whereas the chances of getting Clinical specialty is 1 out of 20 applicants. It is obvious that the PG journey is going to be very difficult or else students should have enough money to get the paid seat in Pvt Medical College which may be in Crores!

Total Applicants NEET PG 2021 Specialty Govt Med College Pvt Med College
Seats Success Ratio Seats
1.75 Lacs
MD (Non Clinical) 15K 8.6% 10K
MS ( Clinical) 8K 4.6% 5K
Total 23K 11.4% 15K

Do you feel early preparation and the right mentorship will pave your dream of becoming a specialist? NMC already notified the introduction of the NEXT Exam in India from 2023. This exam will replace all Medical PG exams in India. The exam will be conducted in two parts NEXT-1 and NEXT-2. 

The Objective of the NEXT-1 is to assess the Student’s Knowledge of Pre, Para, and Clinical Subjects on the National Level. Only post-qualifying of NEXT-1 any Medical student will be eligible for an Internship. Post completion of internship Students needs to go thru NEXT-2 which will assess their Clinical skills, Patient Management, and Keeping of Medical history. Those who will Clear NEXT-2 awarded a license to practice and Rankers of NEXT-1 will get PG seats of their choice. You may refer to Page for detailed information on the NExT Exam

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Medical PG in USA (USMLE)

We are well aware of the difficulty of getting PG in India. With the introduction of NEXT, maximum students in India are getting attracted to USMLE prep from 1st year of MBBS since it simulates the new NMC Competency-based curriculum much easily. US Healthcare system is considered as one of the best health care systems because of numerous reasons like High rewards, excellent infrastructure, Merit-based assessment, Open opportunities for Super specialties. Most of the countries trying to replicate the US health care assessment system for their Medical Graduates USMLE exam are divided into 3 Parts. One can appear in USMLE Step 1 after 2nd Year, USMLE Step 2 CK during internship and Step-3 during your residency (Medical PG). The USMLE is an online exam and can be taken at the PROMETRIC centers present across India.


MOKSH Coaching focuses on a patient-centered learning approach which helps students score high on both USMLE & NEXT. MOKSH is the leading name in USMLE Coaching. Currently, 1000+ Students from Indian and Abroad medical colleges are preparing for USMLE steps via the MOKSH Platform.

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Medical PG IN UK (PLAB)

Due to the close proximity of Moldova  to UK, many of the students plan to do their Medical PG from UK. Till 2024, the Professional & Linguistic Assessments Board Test (PLAB test) is the instrument to assess the skills and knowledge of an International Medical Graduate. It also judges whether they are fit to be trained to practice medicine in the UK. 

In short, an IMG's performance in PLAB determines her eligibility to practice in the UK. The PLAB test has two stages. PLAB 1 is an exam that has 180 MCQs that tests your recall. On the other hand, PLAB 2 is a practical OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Exam) that tests your clinical skills.

The GMC ascertains your linguistic skills by assessing your score in specific tests. It may be the IELTS (Band Score 7.0 or higher) or OET (Grade B in reading, writing, listening & speaking). 

After you pass PLAB 1 & 2, you apply for the GP registration. There is one constraint. You have a window of 2 years after clearing PLAB 2 during which you may apply no later.

By 2024, the UK Medical Licensing Assessment will replace the PLAB. Consequently, the GMC UK is going to change certain things in PLAB and create the UKMLA exam.

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Medical PG in Germany


PG in Germany after MBBS in India is another great option, though it requires you to learn the German language. Of the 6 levels starting from A1 to C2, you need to clear A1 and A2 that would qualify you to apply for the visa. 

Once the Language formalities are done, you get into the phase where you do Observer-ship from a German hospital approved by the German Medical Council. This is followed by Residency.
This may sound simple here but the process is quite complicated. To know more about PG in Germany after your MBBS in India,

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Your Chance to get an MBBS Seat in India

The most difficult time for any of the students is to wait after NEET till the counseling process to know whether he/she is getting a college of his/her choice or not? Sometimes this dilemma continues for a couple of months due to multiple rounds of counseling. It has become more difficult due to parallel counseling of All India Quota and various States due to COVID-19. The counseling process is very complex where 550+ Govt. and Private colleges offer 83000+ Seats and fee variation is also huge that ranges from less than 1 Lac to 2.5 Cr for the course.

Dreams shatter when any silly mistake in choice filling or wrong selection of college leads to getting a poorly ranked college. Imagine getting paid seats or no seats at all due to a lack of genuine guidance!

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