Georgia

At the crossroads of Europe and Asia and along the Eastern shores of the Black Sea is the address of the Republic of Georgia: a prolific country surrounded by the stunning Caucasus Mountains. 

It is bounded on the north and northeast by Russia, on the east and southeast by Azerbaijan, on the south by Armenia and Turkey, and on the west by the Black Sea. 

India is 1 hour and 30 minutes ahead of Georgia. The time taken to travel to Georgia from India is approximately 10 hours.

Weather

The prime factor on which Georgia’s climate depends is its geographic location. 

SeasonsMonthsMax. Temp.Min. Temp.Rainy days per seasonPrecipitation
SpringMarch-May22℃11℃213.6”
SummerJune – August31℃21℃314.0”
FallSeptember – November22℃13℃183.4”
WinterDecember – February13℃3℃184.3”

Religion

The population of Georgia comprises nearly 36 lakhs who follow the stated religions:

ReligionPercentage
Orthodox Christian83.4 %
Muslim10.7 %
Armenian Apostolic2.9 %
Roman Catholic0.5 %
Others2.5 %

Food

So, what makes Georgian cuisine an extraordinary treat for vegetarians and vegans?

Even though Georgia is deemed a country of avid meat consumers, unveiling the truth, there are many Georgian delicacies available as local vegetarian & vegan diets. The choice food served is finger-licking good for Indians. Credit to its ultra-perfect pairing of sublime spices with fascinating cooking methods which make Indian cuisine prepared there even a preference for the people of Georgia. 

Ajapsandal

a stew made up of potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants and onions as ingredients which are fried in vegetable oil and then stewed in their own juice. This is served with Georgian shoti bread.

Pkhali

a recipe of minced vegetables made from beets, spinach or green beans traditionally served on holidays, and special occasions.

Lobio

A staple food of Georgians. Red or green beans are stewed with onions, tomatoes, sweet peppers and spices to create a steaming, aromatic dish that tastes best when eaten with fresh bread.

Mushrooms in ketsi

A staple food of Georgians. Red or green beans are stewed with onions, tomatoes, sweet peppers and spices to create a steaming, aromatic dish that tastes best when eaten with fresh bread.

Eggplant rolls

this popular Georgian salad recipe is an incredibly satisfying treat. Thinly sliced fried eggplants are smothered with walnut-garlic sauce before being folded into neat rolls. 

A dollop of sauce and a pomegranate seed are placed atop each of the eggplant rolls before serving. Delicious, satisfying and aesthetically pleasing – all the highlights of Georgian national cuisine in one dish!

Kitri-tomatoris salad

a light salad of coarsely chopped fresh tomatoes and cucumbers which are sprinkled with salt and topped with onion half-rings and grated walnuts. It is the menu of the Georgian’s feast time. Moreover, through our restaurant, Rasthal: The Indian Taste, DEC feels privileged to take care of your food requirements abroad so that your educational dreams do not suffer and soar high. Indian fast food and sweets on our menu will certainly make you feel less homesick. After all, only Indian cuisine can satisfy hunger! Vegetarian immigrants to Georgia will stay hungry!

Safety

In the 2023 International Crime Index, Georgia ranks 10th in the world in terms of safety behind countries including Croatia, Qatar, Taiwan, Oman, Slovenia, Armenia and the UAE. 

Universities in Georgia

Caucasus University, Tbilisi

International Black Sea University

Caucasus International University, Tbilisi

David Tvildiani Medical University, Tbilisi | Rustavi

Petre Shotadze Tbilisi Medical Academy, Tbilisi

Grigol Robakidze University, Tbilisi

Tbilisi State Medical University, Tbilisi

Akaki Tsereteli State University, Kutaisi

Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University, Batumi

East European University, Tbilisi

David Agmashenebeli University of Georgia

BAU International University, Batumi

Georgian American University, Tbilisi

European University Georgia, Tbilisi

Geomedi Medical University, Tbilisi

New Vision University, Tbilisi

Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi

Georgian National University SEU, Tbilisi

Tbilisi Open Teaching University, Tbilisi

FAQ

As per the amendment to the Indian Medical Act, 1956, any Indian student intending to study medicine in any medical college anywhere abroad for a graduate medical course has to obtain an eligibility certificate from the Medical Council of India, New Delhi before joining the medical college abroad. After the successful completion of the course, the student is expected to appear for a screening test conducted by the National Board of Examination (http://www.natboard.nic.in) as required by the Medical Council of India (http://www.mciindia.org) prior to the registration with the Medical Council of India. The academic requirement for the eligibility certificate as defined by the Medical Council of India for the general is an aggregate 50% marks in the Physics / Chemistry and Biology and 40% in case of the reserved category. More details could be obtained from the Medical Council of India either from their office in New Delhi or from their official website.

After your degree overseas , you have to appear for a screening test conducted by National Board od Education (NBE), New Delhi. This is conducted twice a year, one in September and the other in March. After you pass it, you file your papers with the MCI, which will give you a registration number after which you are legally registered to practice as a medical professional in India.

Georgia is a safe country for girls, you will find hundreds of female students from many Asian countries.

The first holiday is January for 15 days and the second holiday falls summer which is in July and August for two months. It is upto the students to decide if they wish to return to their home country during holidays or stay back.

Accommodation – A two bedroom hall apartment will cost approx USD 450 per month and if shared by four students. It will cost USD 125 per student approx.

Food – There are several Indian / International Restaurants near the university. Also, many Indian Restaurants are now offering mess system (3 meals) for approx USD 100 to 150 / month. This figure is approximate and would differ from city to city; person to person based on his / her living standards.

European Credit Transfer System through which a students can change his/her University across Europe or European Union Countries.

All payment will be calculated in US dollars, however you may pay in INR if you pay in India.

  1. Student does not have to appear for any entrance examination. The admissions are based on the 12th standard marks. All admissions are strictly on a first come first served basis.

We do not encourage students to do part time jobs as it can affect their studies resulting in decline in their mark/scores.

Though locals are Georgian language,communication is not an issue as one can find, Georgian are extremely friendly and helpful.

Telephone and internet facilities are available all over. Students have free access to internet at university. Also students can buy mobile phone with which the can contact their friends and parents.

Yes, a student could open a bank account in his name.

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