In Dagestan, the Plenipotentiary Minister in the rank of Ambassador, Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of the Republic of India in the Russian Federation Gangadharan Balasubramianian arrived on a visit.

The meeting with the high guest was held on July 17, 2018 and at the Dagestan State Medical University. Participated in it took the pro-rectors of the university, deans, employees of the international department of the DSMU, students from India. The meeting was also attended by Deputy Minister for National Policy RD Arsen Mahmudov, who stressed that this is the first visit of such large guests to Dagestan.

With a welcoming speech to the delegates turned pro-rector for academic affairs Ruslan Shahbanov. He read out the Welcome Address on behalf of the rector of the DSMU Suleiman Mammayev: "The Dagestan State Medical University attests to the deep respect for the Embassy of the Republic of India in the Russian Federation. Over the 70 years that have passed since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and India, our countries have become really close partners and develop mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields of activity, including education and science. For more than 30 years of cooperation, the DSMU has trained more than 600 doctors for the Republic of India. We see the attention paid by the embassy of this state in Russia to the further development of Russian-Indian cooperation in the field of education, the issues of study and everyday life of foreign Indian students studying in Russia. Graduates of our university adequately represent their Alma mater in health care institutions of India. Accept our gratitude for your efforts in the development and consolidation of Russian-Indian relations. We express our assurances of our high respect for the Embassy of India in the Russian Federation. "

Ruslan Shahbanov recalled that last year the State DSMU turned 85 years old; from them more than 30 years the university is preparing specialists for foreign countries. Over this time, more than 1200 specialists have been trained, including 650 doctors for India. "Last year there was a significant event - 70 years since the signing of diplomatic relations between Russia and India. In honor of this date, a major conference was held dedicated to the promotion of educational services.

DSMU has very warm relations with students from India, we are proud of them, together we celebrate all their national holidays, share problems and solve them. They are very responsible, grateful and decent students. We create all conditions for a good living of students, which, of course, affects the learning process, "said the pro-rector.

Ruslan Shahbanov noted that among medical students, citizens of India, medical education is very in demand. Almost 90% of students from India realize themselves in Russia for medical education. There are graduates of the DSMU and outstanding specialists in their field.

He also spoke about the introduction of training in specialty programs in part in English; about the innovative scientific and educational center of the DSMU, where students can receive practical skills along with theory. "The Government of the Russian Federation and India is doing everything possible to simplify the receipt of the study visa, and we are ready to always receive them," Shahbanov said. And at the end of his speech he thanked the ambassador for paying great attention to his students.

Gangadharan Balasubramanian - the Plenipotentiary Minister in the rank of Ambassador, the Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of the Republic of India in the Russian Federation thanked the leadership of the university for the warm welcome, for the good treatment of their students. "It is very encouraging that 50% of the specialists graduated from the university are foreigners from India. The direction of education during all 70 years of cooperation between our countries is developing well. To date, there are almost 8,000 students from all over Russia studying in India. They get an excellent education here. From the DSMU, we have never heard of any problems with our students, they are how our relatives relate to our citizens. Thank you for this, "the Ambassador said.

Gangadharan Balasubramanian introduced representatives of his delegation. Amarendra Parida was the first secretary of the Embassy of India, the head of the press and information department, Vivek Singh is the second secretary of the Embassy of the Republic of India in Russia and George Thomas is the second secretary of the Embassy of the Republic of India in Russia.

Further, with the words of greeting to his countrymen and words of gratitude to the graduate of his University made DSMU 2013 Khan Maharan Imran. He told how he came to Dagestan a few years ago, how he studied Russian and adapted to the life of the Republic. At the moment, he works as an anesthesiologist at the Buinak hospital, created a family in Dagestan, but dreams of going to his native India in the future. "Having come to Dagestan 12 years ago as an ordinary student, I could not imagine how my life would change here. Friendship, relations, studies – all mixed up, leaving the most wonderful feeling," said Khan Imran and thanked all the teachers of the University for the knowledge that he and his friends get at the University.

The best students of the international Department prepared certificates for good education and participation in public life of the University, which they were handed Gangadharan Balasubramanian.

Then the guests were shown a documentary about the DGMU, which was prepared for the celebration of the 85th anniversary of the University. Then Ruslan Shakhbanov presented all the guests with gifts and Souvenirs.