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SICHUAN UNIVERSITY

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Sichuan University (SU) is the Top comprehensive university which is directly under the Ministry of Education, China. The University is situated in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province. Chengdu, known as "the land of abundance", boasts of a rich culture and glorious history. The Sichuan University comprises of three campuses - Wang Jiang, Huaxi and Jiang'an, spread over an area of 417 hectares with a total floor space of more than 2.7 million sq. meters. The campuses are set amidst the lush greenery of groves, sprawling lawns and exotic flowers.

Currently, the University offers courses in 8 major disciplines, which are Humanities, Social Science, Natural Science, Economics, Management, Law, Engineering and Medical Science. The total faculty strength stands at a staggering 12,000, of who over 900 are professors. Sichuan University has a total student population of over 70,000, including 2,125 MBBS students and 598 overseas students.

HISTORY OF SICHUAN UNIVERSITY

Sichuan University was one of the earliest universities of higher education in China, with a history dating back to the Sichuan Chinese and Western School established in 1896, which was a direct successor of Jinjiang Shuyuan and Zunjing Shuyuan, places of classical learning set up 1704 and 1875 respectively. In 1958, Sichuan University gained the distinction of being the only university to be identified by the Central Government to be under the State administration and was hence, empowered to guide the other universities.

The West China Medical University originated from the Huaxi Xiehe College established in 1910 by five Christian missionary groups from the UK, the USA and Canada. It was listed as a key national institute in 1978. In the same year, it was again put under the leadership of the State Department of Health, and was renamed as the West China University of Medical Science in1985. At present, Sichuan University is famous in all over the world in the disciplines of Dental Sciences, Biomedicine, Basic Medicine and Clinical Medicine.

SICHUAN UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

Sichuan University library, founded in 1896, is the single largest university library in China. The library is home to a whopping collection of 48 lakh volumes of books. In addition, Sichuan University has a digital library with a massive collection of databases and numerous electronic resources. The well equipped multimedia room in the digital library sports a warm ambience and offers online searching facility to its users. The library has introduced over 30 domestic and foreign databases which are available through campus network. The Library also offers a course in Informatics Retrieval to graduates and under graduates. It serves more than 1.8 million users annually. The Medical library is a sight to behold, with a collection of over 7 lakh volumes essentially on Medical Science. The Ministry of Education and Public Health has granted the Sichuan University library the Medical Project Novelty Search Centre of China.

INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM

Sichuan University has established friendly ties with over a 100 universities and research institutes worldwide. The University's Exchange Program partners span over 43 countries and include such prestigious names like the American Harvard University, Princeton University, Yale University, Washington University, London University and the University of Toronto. Since the opening up of China, over 75,000 peoples have visited Sichuan University including the American President Mr. George Bush and several other prominent dignitaries.

HOSTEL AND FOOD FACILITIES

The university provides in- campus hostel to the international students. The hostel building equips with electric lift, two persons share a room with air conditioner, attached bathroom, color TV, telephone, bed with required amenities and furniture, free hot-drinking water, heater, refrigerator, internet access, public laundry and kitchen. Students are required to pay the electricity, water and internet bills. The university provides separate hostel facilities for boys and girls. Many food courts, university canteens are also available in the campus.

FULLY ENGLISH MEDIUM MBBS PROGRAM

MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) - 5 years plus one year internship. WMU is recognized by WHO, IMED, FAIMER and the graduates of MBBS program are eligible to take the Medical Licensing Examinations held by the medical councils in different countries such as MCI, USMLE, PMDC, HPCSA, SCHS etc.

ELIGIBILITY FOR MBBS ADMISSION

MBBS: An applicant who is (a) minimum a higher secondary school education 10,+2 in PCB with good health and without criminal record. (b) Applicants must have passed higher secondary 10, +2 or equivalent. (c) minimum 60 % marks in science subjects (PCB): Physics, Chemistry, Biology (d) Among all the subjects, English Language is as a compulsory one and the level is very good in Oral and Written.(e) Age should be minimum17 years old at the time of admission or will complete this age on 30th of December of the year of his/her admission.

LOCATION

The recommended flight is transit from Trichy to Chengdu, (around 4 hours) or transit from Bangalore to Chengdu (around 3.30 hours), or transit from Chennai to Chengdu (around 4 hours), or transit from Kochi to Chengdu (around 4.30 hours). Students can choose the travel route according to their location.