China approves teaching of MBBS in English to 45 colleges amid big surge of students from India
BEIJING: With a record number of students from India enrolling to study medicine in China, the country's education ministry has authorised only 45 of the local medical colleges from among over 200 to enrol foreign students to teach MBBS in English.
Chinese universities have witnessed enrolment of a record number of Indian students to study medicine. China attracts foreign students, specially from India and other Asian countries, due to its affordable courses compared to institutions in the US, the UK and Australia.
At present over 23,000 Indian students are studying different courses in Chinese universities, as against over 28,000 from Pakistan. In all, nearly 5 lakh foreign students are presently studying in Chinese universities.
Of the 23,000 Indian students, over 21,000 have enrolled to study MBBS, which is an all-time high.