Indian Ocean Medical Institute Trust's
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Medical College, Mauritius
(Established-1999: 19th year of Excellence)
(SSR Medical College is Recognised by the Medical Council of Mauritius,
Medical Board of California, U.S.A &
Listed in the IMED/ECFMG, U.S.A; and WHO and Approved by the TEC, Mauritius.)
NEET NOT REQUIRED/ EXEMPTION FOR 2018/19 ADMISSIONS in Overseas Medical College.
(See MCI Notfn. of March 2018)
The SSR Medical College, operating for the last 19 years, is the first medical college of Mauritius. The College is situated almost in the middle of Mauritius near the central town of Curepipe about 15 km from the airport and same distance from the Capital city of Port Louis. The College is affiliated to the University of Mauritius, which is the degree awarding body. (Location of the College can be viewed on Google Maps).
Some Photographs of the College can be seen on our website icon/link 'Visit Campus' and also on the website of our Faculty Forum "IAMBR" website www.iambr.info
List of the Doctors who have already graduated from the S.S.R. Medical College (more than 1300 by now) and working in some of the most reputed hospitals in the USA, England, Ireland, Australia, South Africa, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Nepal and India etc can be viewed at our website (link Alumni & Friends- sub link-Alumni List).
One of our graduates may be practicing in your neighborhood and would be your best guide about life and quality of teaching at the S.S.R. Medical College.
WHO listing of operational medical schools can be checked at www.wdoms.org by typing the name of the college and respective country in the relevant search box at this website.
The intake is twice a year effective Aug. 2017; i.e. once in the month of August and once in the month of February (for International/Other) every year.
M.C.I. Exemption (one time) from passing the NEET Examination for 2018/19 admissions:
as per Reports, the Medical Council of India has given one time Exemption FROM PASSING the NEET Exam, to those students, who want to take admission in a foreign Medical College, (only to those who have not registered/appeared in NEET 2018 Examination &
Subsequent to Hon. High Court of Delhi's order one time exemption is granted to all, subject to certain conditions.(For details see/CONSULT MCI website).
The Interview for Nov.18/Feb.'19 admissions (International batch-for limited no of seats) would be conducted on Saturday,19th Jan'19. (3 to 5 pm) at.Delhi Office. (reconfirm with New Delhi Office).
Aug.18 Batch is already commenced.
For Feb.'19 batch Admissions or against possible cancellations, if any- Contact Delhi Office.
For this batch, admissions are done/ finalised by Jan'19.
The 2 weeks introductory / familiarization classes will commence in the month of September- on 10th Sept'18 (for Aug.18 intake) and March'19 (for Feb.'19 intake) every year followed by regular classes.
1. Scan and mail at e-mail address: email@example.com ; your class 12 Board Mark sheet after writing your contact telephone / mobile tel nos on it, so that our office can organise your interview.
Please do not mail any other document at this stage except copy of your class 12 Borad Marksheet / NEET PASS RESULT.
Contact Delhi Office :
For Interview for places against Cancellations or for "Other / International Seats" for Feb.'19:
1.Interview for Admissions Feb.'19: for limited no. of seats on 27th Oct.'18 (Saturday) at New Delhi: Contact Delhi Office for Interview date/ time and Venue at
(Ph. +91- 11-26715364/65 & 26181878/26177805), New Delhi.
2. Interview for Admissions Feb.'19: for guidance Contact Delhi Office at (Ph. +91- 11-26715364/65 & 26181878/26177805), New Delhi.
Introductory Classes for Aug.'18 Batch: (Second Monday of Sept)): 10th Sept.2018
for Feb.'19 Batch:
All selected students can plan their flights accordingly.(Return flight is to be planned according to vacations/ individual's convenience and availability of seats any time between 16th Dec. to 23rd Dec. in December'18).
We receive quite many requests from students from other medical Colleges for transfer to our College. Please note that we do not accept transfer cases from other medical schools because we are not sure of the quality of the teaching and training there. i.e. if some one intends to join SSR Medical College, She/he has to begin as from year one, if he meets our requirements.
5. Interview for Admission for Feb.'19 admissions: at Durban, South Africa: 27th Jan.2019 (Sunday-10am to 1pm).
Candidates are expected to come with copies of class 12 Board Mark sheet, Passport and 2 recent Photographs .
Please note, we don't accept transfers /credits from other medical colleges.
Scholarship: A partial Scholarship Scheme by the Govt of Mauritius for limited number of students from some African countries is available (for details see : www.studymauritius.info/mauritiusafricascholarships.aspx).
(Any South African Student , who should miss the interview on 27th Jan'19 at Durban, due to unavoidable / medical reasons, can still come to Mauritius Campus (only after reconfirming the interview date with College office prior to leaving for Mauritius) for interview/Original marksheet verification to be conducted tentatively on 5th March'18; absolutely and totally at his own risk and peril.
It is made amply clear that a student coming for interview on tourist visa may have to return and come back again on a business visa as the conversion of Tourist visa into student Visa is not allowed by the Immigration authorities of Mauritius.)
The S S R Medical College has its own Green Campus spread over 18 Acres, comprising of about 2,50,000 sq ft of Academic and Residential Hostel Blocks.
The Academic and Residential blocks for Boys and Girls are at the Campus itself. The Hostels (boys and girls) are less than 2 minutes away from the Academic building. (view on Google Maps). At the SSRMC, We believe in motto " Discipline determines your Destiny".
The S S R Medical College has air conditioned Lecture Theaters (Capacity-200/140/75), a large Lecture Hall (Capacity-500), an Examination Hall along with many Labs cum Demonstration Rooms and a State of the Art "Clinical Skills Laboratory" (air conditioned) with teaching aids imported from Japan, for simulated teaching of most of the maladies. It has more than a dozen seminar/ tutorial rooms for small group teaching and a 5000 sq ft Dissection Hall with teaching aids from Germany.
The College has air conditioned Central Library with on-line connectivity and Wi Fi facility and 50 terminals for students apart from separate libraries for different departments. The Reading Room in Girls hostel is also air conditioned.
There are separate Common Rooms for boys and Girls in the Academic block as well as in hostels with indoor games facilities like Table Tennis, Carom, Chess etc. The Boys hostel has a Volley Ball cum Basket Ball court in the hostel court yard as well as a Tennis court on the Campus. Cricket and Football is played in nearby grounds on prefixed days.
On the Campus Hostel:
The Boy's and Girl's Hostels are at the Campus itself, about 2 minutes walk from the Academic Block. The Hostel rooms are modest/Spartan and are planned for twin sharing with attached toilet, sink and bath rooms. However, students have the option of taking the complete room for themselves on payment of charges for the full room. The rooms are provided with one electrical bulb point, a bed, mattress, one table, chair and one steel cupboard for each student.
Students should arrange for their own pillow, bed sheet and blanket as per their liking.
The students, with the prior consent of their Parents and the College, can stay outside the Campus also, which is generally permitted only to the students 2nd year onwards.
Parents visiting their wards are advised to book hotels,many available in Curepipe, Cyber City and on the beaches, through inter net before arrival.
Present charges for hostel rooms are @US$1200/- per year/ per student. If a student wants the room for him/herself (subject to college policy at the time of such request and availability), then it can be availed on payment of US$2400/per year. The Charges are barely enough to cover the expensive electricity, water and maintenance expenses. Hostel Charges for full year are to be paid in advance before moving in the hostel. Hostel facility can not be availed for part of the Calendar year.
The College has a on the Campus Canteen facility, serving modest veg and non veg food at a very reasonable cost. Breakfast, lunch and dinner to hostel inmates is available in this canteen, with a recent addition of an open sit out for about 100 students at a time with Wi Fi availability. The students can eat and communicate with their friends and families, while relaxing.
The Mess Charges are about US$ 100/ per month and has to be paid directly to the Mess operators. Students can also avail the services of other caterers, who supply cooked food at the Campus.
Another big Cafeteria building is nearing completion, where variety food is planned on cash and carry basis.
The Clinical training to our students is provided in Victoria (800 beds) and JLN Hospital (600 beds). Detail is available on respective websites. College transport is available for our students from College to hospitals and back.
- Mauritius being an island country experiences tropical Cyclones of moderate to severe intensity, once or twice a year. During the Cyclone and periods of heavy rains, the electricity/water supply supply, transport and mess facility and the related services get severely effected. Though advance warning is issued; the students are expected to be ready to fend for themselves and for little inconveniences during such emergencies.
Applying for Admission:
Write your address and contact mobile Tel. no on your class 12 Board mark sheet/NEET Pass result, Scan and mail to us at email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please do not send any other document (except Class 12 Board Mark sheet) at this stage. Our office will revert to you as soon as possible and will guide you further.
The Indian Ocean Medical Institute Trust (IOMIT) was established in 1996 with the avid objective of promotion of education and learning and setting up a medical college in Mauritius in the name of the 'Father of the Nation' late Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (SSR), who incidentally was a doctor also.
Mr. R.P.N.Singh, an educationist and social planner from India is the Founder Chairman and Managing Trustee of the Trust for Life.
The SSR Medical College was inaugurated on 18th Sept.1999 by Dr the Hon. Navinchandra Ramgoolam, Prime Minister of the Republic of Mauritius.
Being the first medical college in Mauritius, the idea has been to setup & develop a campus of international standards, which has subsequently become the nerve center of medical education not only in the southern African region but in the whole of Indian Ocean Rim countries including Malaysia, India, Africa and the Gulf region.
Following the sterling success of the SSR Medical College, Mauritius- the land of sun, sand and shooting stars, is fast emerging as a ‘Knowledge Hub’ and center of medical education in the Indian Ocean Rim region. Students (mostly from the Diaspora) from 17 countries such as India, Nepal, the U.K., USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Mozambique, UAE, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have taken admission at the SSR Medical College.
The visionary Prime Minister of Mauritius could immediately foresee the long term value of such a medical campus for the country which would establish Mauritius as an education exporting country and brain service destination in the entire Indian Ocean Rim region and transform Mauritius 'from a land of leisure to a land of learning'.
The policy planners of the Government of Mauritius including the representatives of the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education Science & Technology, Ministry of Economic Planning, International Trade and Development, Tertiary Education Commission, University of Mauritius and Chairman of the IOMIT deliberated together the modalities and setting up of the SSR Medical College in a Task Force under the Central Policy Analysis and Evaluation Unit, Prime Minister's Office, Government of Mauritius.
It was mandated and approved by the Task Force and the Govt of Mauritius to set up the SSR Medical College in affiliation to the University of Mauritius, which would award the Graduate (MBBS) and Post Graduate (M.D./M.S.) degrees.
The SSR Medical College is affiliated to the University of Mauritius.
The College is duly approved by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC), Mauritius and the MBBS degree is recognised by the Medical Council of Mauritius / the WHO / Medical Board of California, USA and almost in all other countries of the world, subject to local regulations/exams.
The Ministry of Health and Quality of life has promised 'unflinching support' (See Hon.Health Minister's Commitment in Massages) and provides state of the art J L Nehru, Victoria SSR and other specialty hospitals having more than 1000 beds for the clinical training of the students of the SSR Medical College.
The long cherished dream of our Chairman and like-minded people from India and Mauritius as well as the desire of the Mauritian people to have a medical college in Mauritius, has now become a reality with the active and avowed support of the Government and the people of Mauritius.
The MBBS degree of the SSR Medical College has been recognised by the Medical Board of California, USA and the SSR Medical College has been recognised for listing in the IMED/ECFMG, USA and the WHO. The listing can be viewed on the respective websites.
This enabled our medical graduates to register and practice medicine across the world and specially in the USA and California, where recognition rules are the toughest. As a result, more than hundreds of our medial graduates are already practicing medicine in most reputed hospitals like Mt Sinai, Johns Hopkins's USA/ UK/ France and in many other developed countries
Recognition by the MCI:
As per regulations in India, any Indian citizen with a foreign medical graduate degree (FMG) has to pass the screening test, held twice every year by the National Board of Examination, Govt of India.
The MCI has 'dispensed off' the requirement of "Eligibility Certificate" with effect from 1st June 2018; and after 1st June 2018, the result of the NEET pass shall be deemed to be treated as Eligibility Certificate for joining a foreign medical MBBS / Undergraduate course. (vide MCI Public Notice dated 8th March,2018, issued by Dr. Reena Nayyar, Secretary(I/C)).
The Eligibility Certificate requirement was not necessary from 2013 to 2014 but was reintroduced in 2016 and was mandatory till 1st June 2018.
Indian Applicants are advised to check the latest status with the MCI / WEBSITE and obtain Eligibility Certificate, if they have applied or taken admission before 1st June 2018 or they must have passed NEET exam, if seeking/taking admission after 1st June, 2018.
The SSR medical College graduates have the stellar record of having Outstanding pass rate*, at this stringent MCI screening test, which speaks of the level of teaching and training at the College. However, the FMG results are dependent on individual performance at this examination.The list of all our graduates, who have cleared this Screening test and are registered with the Medical Council of India can be viewed at our website (Alumni List).
As usual, once again, our graduates have reportedly posted 92% pass (at first attempt) in the screening test of MCI, as per results published in 2018.
(Some reputed News Papers have published misleading reports about Screening Test Results without collecting the data about the SSR Medical College or without verifying the facts about the results of the SSR Medical College graduates. The matter has been brought to their notice. Though news papers seldom publish such corrections.)
*NBE has informed in reply to a RTI that it does not maintain data for FMG in format which shows SPECIFIC College wise number of the total medical GRADUATES appearing/passed and failed in the FMG Examination.(Ref No. RTI/CPIO-1251A/EXAM/NBE/2016/16642 dated Dec.28,2016).
"Mauritius was made first and the paradise was copied after it" Mark Twain the famous American wrote in his book "Following the Equator".
This paradise is located on the 20th parallel just north of the tropic of Capricorn, 1265 miles from the east coast of Africa, and about 2500 miles in the south west of the Indian coast. The Country and the location of the SSR Medical College can be seen on the Google Map.
Passing through myriad vicissitudes, it was finally occupied by the British in 1810 after the Napoleonic wars. Mauritius achieved independence on 12th March, 1968 with Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam as its first Prime Minister and was proclaimed a republic on 12th March 1992. Mauritius today is universally acknowledged as being one of the most democratic and one of the safest countries in the developing world.
From basically a mono-crop agricultural economy at the time of independence in 1968, today, Mauritius has achieved the status of a Newly Industrialised Country with a fairly stable population, almost zero unemployment, and per capita income of about US $ 8000. The economy is based on sugar, manufacturing and tourism. It also belongs to the category of high Human Development Index countries. Mauritius today is picture of a thriving economy with proven democratic traditions.
The population of this rainbow country comprises of about 52% of Hindu Indians, 16% of Muslim Indians, 29% of Christians of European, African and Chinese descent and 1% of Buddhists of Chinese descent. English is the official language though French is used extensively. Creole and Bhojpuri Hindi are other common mediums of communication. Living in perfect peace and harmony, Mauritius is true model of a global village and symbol of unity in diversity. With its ethnic diversity and rainbow culture, Mauritius is a home away from home.
Mauritius is well connected by air with the major cities of the Indian Ocean Rim countries, Gulf (Dubai) and Europe. Air Mauritius flies direct twice a week from New Delhi and Chennai/Bangluru and thrice a week from Mumbai to Mauritius. Air Mauritius has always been a contributor in the developmental process of the nation. As such, it has taken a keen interest and provides the students of the SSR Medical College a substantial discount (20%) on all Air Mauritius flights, which is subject to renewal annually. Emirate also has a very good connectivity from Hyderabad, Mumbai/ Delhi via Dubai.
Write your contact tel. / mobile no. on your class 12th /A-Levels Board mark sheet and Scan and mail it to us at e-mail address: email@example.com.
Then our office will contact / guide you further.
Date for Interview for MBBS Feb.'19 Admissions:
(for places against Cancellations or for "Other/International Seats"):
Call our New Delhi: Contact Delhi Office at Ph. +91- 11-26715364/65 & 26181878/26177805), New Delhi.
(Interviews at Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai will be conducted only if seats remain vacant after Interviews at New Delhi)
Contact Delhi Office at tel nos.: 011- 26181878/26177805/ 26715364 / 65 for appointment for interview.
Contact Delhi Office : For Interview for places against Cancellations or for- "Other / International Seats":
Admissions for "Other/ International Seats" will be finalised depending on vacancy / till publication of class 12th results in South Africa / Senior Cambridge results in Mauritius.
Date of Interview (walk in) for South Africans at Durban: 27th January,2019 (Sunday- 10am to 1pm) at Mr Ajesh Rupnarain, 8 Greybridge Road, Effingham Heights, Durban.Tel: 27815376066
About 20 places (for10 Boys and 10 Girls) will be offered for admission at Durban.
The applicants who accept the offer on the spot and confirm their acceptance of seat by way of producing a Demand Draft for US$6000/- towards Registration Fee (vide Prospectus) in the name of 'INDIAN OCEAN MEDICAL INSTITUTE TRUST" and signing the 'Agreement for Admission' would have priority in admission.
Tentative date for Final Interview / Verification of Original Mark sheet / Documents at the College Campus: 10th March. 2019.
(To avoid any inconvenience, you must reconfirm Interview Date telephonically from College office before reaching College Campus in Mauritius).
Should any provisionally accepted student reach Mauritius before 26th Feb.18; he/she would be doing so at his own risk, as no hostel accommodation will be allotted before 26thFeb. 19.
The students intending to avail hostel facility are also advised to carry / must carry with them the copies of DDs/ Bank Transfer Receipts, as proof of payment of the Hostel Registration fee and Room Charges for the full year in advance. Place in the hostel room will not be allotted without such payment and production of its proof before joining the hostel.
The College would not be responsible for their accommodation/visa issues, as the room in the College hostel would be allotted only after 5th March.2018.
Regular Classes Commence in the 1st week of Sept. and March around VIJAY DASHAMAI in India and MAHASHIVRATRI Festivals in Mauritius respectively.
All shortlisted Students are expected to come in all readiness (ready to pay their required tuition and hostel fee etc) to join the regular classes and stay for the course, as next holidays will be only in June. Staying in Hostel is not compulsory and the place in hostel will be given on first come basis.
Accompanying Parents are advised to make their own stay arrangements in Mauritius. Many budget hotels are available in nearby areas of Quatre Borne and Ebene.
Any one missing the interview date shall mail his/her Class 12 Board mark sheet to us , (writing his/her contact tel no. on it, for quick and easy communication) and can make On-line Application for possible offer of admission through our website.
However, a hard copy of Application Form, duly signed by the concerned college authority, contained in "Prospectus" Booklet must be filled at the time of final Interview. No admission request shall be entertained, unless a hard copy of the "Application Form" contained in the Prospectus & Information Booklet is completed, filled and signed by the Applicant.
On receipt of the Class 12 Board Mark sheet, our office will guide you further.
Note: Please note that transfers from other Medical Schools are not accepted as we are not sure of quality of their education.
There are no bursaries/scholarships, as the College is a self supported institution with one of the lowest possible fee structure and bare minimum revenue to meet its expenses.
At the time of interview, please bring THE FOLLOWING:
1. Copy of your NEET Pass result and Class 12/ HSC Board Marksheet/ Statement of Symbols issued by the respective Government Board; 2. Two recent Passport Size Photographs; 3.Copy of the Passport pages showing your details and address (generally first and last Two pages of your Passport) and 4. Copy of Parents Bank Statement for the last 6 months, showing sound financial status to support overseas education / for Visa purposes. Indian Students are advised to bring copy of NEET result also.
The admissions are based on merit + capacity of the Applicant to meet the financial requirements of the overseas education.
The visa Application Form is to be signed at the time of Interview.
All these papers have to be submitted / Stapled with the hard copy of the "Admission Application Form" contained in the Hard copy of the 'Prospectus and Information Brochure' (Costing US$20 or Rs. 1000/- SA Rand 100/-) to be filled at the time of interview.
The Prospectus Booklet also contains the Admission Agreement, which is to be completed prior to joining the Course.
Few Suggested Books (but not limited to) for 1st Year Subjects are:
Anatomy: 1. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy, 2. Snell's Clinical Anatomy 3. Gray's Anatomy. (The Anatomy Lab has about 20 real Cadavers for dissection by students)
Physiology: 1. Text Book of Medical Physiology by Guyton.
Biochemistry: 1. Harper's Biochemistry.
Note: 1. The suggested Books are only tentative and students are fee to have their own choice of books. The students must purchase and organise their own Text Books before joining the Course, as many books are not available in Mauritius.
2.Our Registration and Accreditation with the TEC,which is renewable every 5 years, is valid till 2022 and 2021 respectively.
Tentative / (Subject to Change) Academic Calender: 2018:
1. Session Commences: 18th Jan.18 to 17th Dec.,2018
2. Session Start for First Semester (Feb. '18 Batch) 13th March, 2018
3. Pre-University Exams: April 2018 07th April to 27th April, 2018
4. Sports Matches (Cricket) 28th April to 30th April, 2018
5.University Examinations: May 2018 18th May to 8th June,2018
6.Semester Examinations: June 2018:
I & II Semester: 09th June to 23rd June,2018
IV & V Semester: 11th June to 29th June 2018
VII Semester: 12th June to 29th June 2018
IX Semester: 09th June to 29th June 2018
7. Sports Week: 03rd July to 27th July,2018
8. Literary Week: 03rd Sept to 8th Sept,2018 / Introductory Classes for Sept'18 Batch- 10th Sept.2018
9. Annual Day: 18th Sept,2018
10. Pre- University examination Sept'18: 22 Sept to 12th Oct,2018
11. University examination Nov'18: 02nd Nov to 23rd Nov,2018
12.Semester Examination: 24th Nov to 15th Dec 2018
13. Summer Vacations: 18th Dec to 17th Jan 2019