India
NMO GENERAL INFORMATION
India MSAI India
LANGUAGE
REQUIRED LANGUAGE
English, Hindi, Assamese, Konkani, Gujrati, Urdu, Kannada, Malyalam, Marathi, Manipuri, Mizo, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telgu, Bengali, Korborok, and others
English
(GMT+05:30) Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi
Indian rupee
SCOPE Active
SCORE Active
India (MSAI) - Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Vadodara, Gujarat
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India (MSAI) - Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) Mandya District, Karnataka

70 SCOPE STUDENTS
40 SCORE STUDENTS
SCOPE EXCHANGE CONDITIONS
SCORE EXCHANGE CONDITIONS
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NEOs
Aatmika Nair
Spurthi Kodali
Kayomarz Darukhanawalla
NOREs
Akshay Raut
Meghal Shah
WELCOME NOTE
Namaste!!! _,,/\,,_

We are delighted to host you in our beautiful, vibrant and diverse country.
Please contact us for any details.
OVERVIEW
India, officially the Republic of India is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the south-west, and the Bay of Bengal on the south-east. India is a federal republic governed under a parliamentary system consisting of 29 states and 7 union territories. India is a pluralistic, multilingual, and a multi-ethnic society. It is also home to a diversity of wildlife in a variety of protected habitats.

Home to the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation and a region of historic trade routes and vast empires, the Indian subcontinent was identified with its commercial and cultural wealth for much of its long history. Four religions—Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism—originated here, whereas Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam arrived in the 1st millennium CE and also shaped the region's diverse culture. Gradually annexed by and brought under the administration of the British East India Company from the early 18th century and administered directly by the United Kingdom after the Indian Rebellion of 1857, India became an independent nation in 1947 after a struggle for independence that was marked by non-violent resistance led by Mahatma Gandhi.
Our country is divided into The Himalaya Mountains, The Peninsular Plateaus, Indo Gangetic Plains, Thar Desert, The Coastal beaches and the Islands with a range of temperatures and weathers spanning the country.
We pride ourselves on being united and peaceful inspite of the diversity in culture, religion, languages.
HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
Reliance on public and private health care sector varies significantly between states. Several reasons are cited for relying on private rather than public sector; the main reason at the national level is the poor quality of care in the public sector. Most of the public healthcare caters to the rural areas; and the poor quality arises from the reluctance of experienced health care providers to visit the rural areas. Consequently, the majority of the public healthcare system catering to the rural and remote areas relies on interns who are mandated to spend time in public healthcare clinics as part of their curricular requirement hence gaining a lot of hands on experience. Other major reasons are distance of the public sector facility, long wait times, and inconvenient hours of operation
Quality-
In major urban areas, the quality of medical care is close to and sometimes exceeds first-world standards. Indian healthcare professionals have the advantage of working in a very biologically active region exposing them to treatment regimens of various kinds of conditions. The quality and amount of experience are arguably unmatched in most other countries. Despite limited access to high-end diagnostic tools in rural areas, healthcare professions rely on extensive experience in rural areas.
MEDICAL EDUCATION
Number of medical universities: 381 recognized universities
Number of years in university: 4.5 years + 1 year internship. Clinical rotation begin in the second year of medical college. We are allowed to handle patients under supervising doctors and examine patient completely along with minor investigations. If teacher deems it fit, you can observe and sometimes assist on surgeries. Obstetrics may allow you to perform normal deliveries beginning in the second year.
Students can postgraduate in faculties based on their rank in the entrance exam which is a timed multiple choice questions test.
TRANSPORTATION
All major cities and towns are connected by various private and public airline companies. If the internship is in a small town, connecting flights are available.

All cities, towns and rural areas are very well connected by a train system. Prior booking of tickets required.
Within the city, suburbs are well connected by buses, trains, metros and monorails depending on the city. Intra city train tickets are bought on spot. Taxi (cabs – private or government) and auto rickshaws are available anywhere at all times for short distances.

LC shall guide you with the intricate details of your city.
SOCIAL PROGRAM
India is a land of varied cultures. In day to day life as well, you shall get to see the diversity.

For our social program, depending on the month and on the LC's discretion, we can showcase festivals, shopping trips, sightseeing, and local activities. The LC can help organize a special trip to other cities which will be beyond the 28 days of work if you wish to stay beyond your post your exchange period.
MUST SEE
India is the third largest country in Asia and your list of must-see may vary depending on the city you are visiting.
However, it is not unknown that India is the home to one of the seven wonders of the world and the Symbol of Love: Taj Mahal. India 

Apart from the Taj Mahal, there are 31 World Heritage Sites in India that are recognised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as on 2014 and are spread over the span of the nation.
Every city has its own charm and a lot of places to visit each waiting to take you by surprise and leave you in awe.
The Local Committee will guide you about the main attractions suiting your preference.
CULTURAL DIFFERENCES
  • Basic proficiency in English required                                                                                                    
  • Formal dress code with a white coat is a must in hospitals
  • Kindly don modest outfits at all times
  • Smoking is prohibited in public areas such as hospitals, cinema halls, public transport, etc.
  • Forbidden to drink or deal with drugs on duty
  • Please do not pass any racial or ethnic remarks that may be offensive
  • Sundays and festivals are non-working days
  • Every college has its own list of holidays
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
  • Important phone numbers
    • Emergency:112
    • Police Control Room (All over India): 100

    • Women's Helpline (All Over in India): 181

    • Medical Helpline (Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Assam, Meghalaya, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh): 108

    • Ambulance helpline (All over India): 108

    • Fire service (All over India): 101

  • The legal age for alcohol consumption varies from state to state. However, 21 years is the average age while certain states such as Karnataka, Goa, and Sikkim consider 18 years. In other states like Gujarat, Lakshwadeep, Manipur and Nagaland alcohol is banned
  • Dry Days are specific days when the sale of alcohol is not permitted. Most of the Indian states observe these days on major national festivals/occasions such as Republic Day (January 26), Independence Day (August 15) and Gandhi Jayanti (October 2). Dry days are also observed on and around voting days
  • Accommodation will be provided by the college in the student’s hostels, homes or dormitories
  • Power cuts might occur depending on the region and time of year
  • Free Wifi is not easily available
  • Banks and ATMs  are available every 2 minutes in cities
  • Indian Rupees (INR) is the currency