Advisory for students
Home › Public Notices & Circulars › Advisory for students


Indian students seeking admission to pursue medicine in Suriname and Mission’s concurrently accredited countries viz. Barbados, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent & the Grenadines are hereby advised to communicate with the Embassy at and regarding the current status of the University concerned before completing/finalizing any admission related formalities including payment of fees.



Advisory for Indian Students seeking Admission in Foreign Universities/Institutions

Indian students pursuing studies abroad regarding:-  misleading claims being made by foreign universities/institutions in respect of the courses offered by them and validity of their degrees.

In order to avoid misguidance of Indian students by Foreign Universities/Institutions, University Grant Commission (UGC), India has decided to issue an advisory to students as under -

All Indian students wishing to pursue studies abroad may contact the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), AIU House, 16, Comd. Indrajit Gupta Marg,(Kotla Marg), New Delhi -110002 (Phones :+91-11-2323005923232305, 2323339023231097 23232429,32232435 Fax:+91-11 23232131) or visit their website  for information regarding the accreditation status of foreign universities and the valuation and equivalence of degrees and diplomas awarded by the accredited universities abroad .



Advisory for Students Pursuing Medical Education Overseas

It is notified that Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has made it mandatory for the students desirous of pursuing medical studies overseas to clear theNEET-UG (National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test-Under Graduate) examination since 2019.

TheNEET-UG (National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test-Under Graduate) exam is the entry examination for undergraduate medical education in India and a prerequisite to pursue medical education abroad.

Beginning 2019, only those students who appear for the NEET-UG for admission to Undergraduate medical education in India will be eligible to appear for the screening test, namely, theForeign Medical Graduates’ Exam (FMGE). This step has been an important advancement in screening of students and has been well received by the host countries as well.

As per the IMC (Indian Medical Council) Act, 1956, all students who acquire a medical qualification from countries outside India are required to clear the FMGE in order to practice in India. The Exam is conducted by the National Board for Examination (NBE) twice (i.e. in June and December) every year.

It may be noted that the number of students, having medical degrees from Institutions abroad, appearing for FMGE in2009 was 6170, which has increased to 21,351 in 2018. However, the pass percentage of students appearing for the FMGE has been very low, and continues to be below 20%. NBE has published a list of country-wise performance of Indian candidates in FMGE for the period 2015-2018 (copy attached).

All Indian students desiring to undertake medical education abroad should take into account the above mentioned information. In case they need any clarification about any particular institution, they may contact Embassy of India, Paramaribo (E-mail - or ). The students are also advised to visit official website of Medical Council of India ( constantly to know the list of accredited foreign medical institutions/universities for MBBS or equivalent courses; and other important useful information.

Paramaribo, January 21, 2020


Address: Embassy of India, Dr. Sophie Redmondstraat 239,
PO Box 1329, Paramaribo,Suriname.
Working hours: 0800 to 1630 hours (Monday to Friday)
Telephone Number: (0597) 498344/531448/531449
Fax Number: (0597) 491106/499382

Copyright policy | Terms & Condition | Privacy Policy|
Hyperlinking Policy | Accessibility Option | Help

Page last updated on: Sep 1, 2022. Visitors: 31674
© Embassy of India, Paramaribo, Suriname 2023. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by: Ardhas Technology India Private Limited.