136 international students' names were announced for admissions into the 1st year MBBS and BDS courses for the academic year 2013-2014 into government medical and dental colleges by the health ministry.
Amongst the total students who were selected, 67 for the MBBS course and 6 for the BDS courses have been chosen from the SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) countries such as India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bhutan.
On the contrary, 48 students have been chosen for the MBBS course and 15 students for BDS course from non- SAARC countries which include the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, Malaysia and Palestine.
There were 341 international applicants this year, ie., 291 from SAARC and 51 from non- SAARC nations, for MBBS course and 22 applicants ie., 7 from SAARC and 15 from non- SAARC nations for the BDS course.
All applicants had submitted their applications via the Bangladeshi Embassy at their countries said, Dr ABM Abdul Hannan, Director of Medical Education and Manpower Development at the Directorate General of Health Services.
A circular has been issued to the students by the ministry indicating the students to get admitted by 11th March, 2014.