There are presently five institutions from India offering higher education in several specialised fields: medical, ICT, technical education and industry-oriented programmes. These institutions accommodate both local and foreign students. As far as students from India is concerned, the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) records 188 Indian students, the majority being admitted at the SSR Medical College (108) in Belle Rive.
According to Indian students in Mauritius, the presence of Indian institutions on the island encouraged them to choose Mauritius as a learning destination. Moreover, the shared culture between the two countries denotes the feeling of ‘home away from home’, somehow reducing homesickness among the students. “The only difference is the lack of activities for us once the sun sets. Everything is closed and there is nowhere to go. Few people go out on normal working days in Mauritius, unlike in India where people can be seen on the streets till late at night,” remarks Praveen, studying in Mauritius in a private institution for the past two years.
On the other hand, he points out that spending holidays with Mauritian families and friends was an enriching experience since he got to discover the Mauritian culture, to taste the Mauritian cuisine and learn the Mauritian Kreol.
SSR Medical College
The SSR Medical College is the first medical college in Mauritius. Operational since 1999, it accommodates some 666 students, including 203 international students from various countries and 108 from India. Out of the sixty professors at the institution, only six are of Mauritian origin while the rest hail from India.
The duration of the MBBS course is five years and is divided into ten semesters of six months each from the date of commencement of the course & the duration of BDS course is four years (eight semesters); followed by one year compulsory Rotating Internship. The period of five years MBBS course is divided into 3 phases.
The University of Mauritius appoints external examiners and moderators of international repute for conducting examinations at the end of each phase. They are assisted by renowned MCI & DCI approved External Examiners from reputed Indian Institutions. Examination consists of Theory, Practical and Viva voce. (OSCE, OSCP).
The familiarisation course for the overseas students commences on 3rd Monday of November. Vacations are planned every year, in the month of December / January. The Course formally commences immediately after confirmation of all admissions by the Admission Panel in the 3rd/last week of Feb.
Moreover, the SSR Medical College has recently received recognition form the Medical Board of California. The Board has reviewed documentation submitted by the SSR Medical College, affiliated to the University of Mauritius, for consideration of possible recognition by the Board. The latter has determined that the SSR Medical College meets the criteria for recognition pursuant to California Code of Regulations. Henceforth, graduates of the institution are now eligible to apply for a California Postgraduate Training Authorization Letter (PTAL) or a Physician’s and Surgeon’s Certificate. SSR Medical College will be added to its list of recognised medical schools.
JSS Academy of Technical Education
JSS Academy of Technical Education (JSSATE), Mauritius is an Engineering College in Mauritius which has set the objective to meet the ever-growing demand for trained technical manpower for industries and other organizations. JSSATE, Mauritius is managed by the JSS Education Foundation Pvt. Ltd. Mysore, India, which runs under the aegis of JSS Mahavidyapeetha (JSSMVP).
The college is located at Bonne Terre, Vocoas, Mauritius and aims to be the centre of excellence in technical education in the Indian Ocean.
C-DAC School of Advanced
C-DAC School of Advanced Computing (C-SAC) is a tertiary education institution set up in Mauritius in 2002 by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) of Government of India. C-SAC is affiliated to the University of Mauritius and is registered with the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC), Mauritius. The University of Mauritius is the awarding body for all the academic programmes of C-SAC.
As a national institution, C-SAC is playing a strategic role in the development of knowledge based society in Mauritius. Strong emphasis is laid on industry oriented and constantly innovating learning processes characterises the delivery of its academic programmes.
C-SAC, in Quatre Bornes, aims at creating high quality manpower for the ICT industry in Mauritius. Over the years it has produced hundreds of graduates.
Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College
D. Y. Patil Medical College in Quatre Bornes started operating in Mauritius in October 2008. DYP Worldwide is proposing to set up the post graduate medical college to achieve the objective of establishing centre of excellence in education and research of international standard to enhance tertiary education in Mauritius.
DYP Worldwide is bringing the expertise and the capability to impart the best of the quality education of international standard to the students of Mauritius and sub-Saharan African Continent.
Amity Institute of Higher Education
Amity Institute of Higher Education, Mauritius offers industry-oriented programmes in Management, Tourism, Hospitality, and Distance Learning designed by leading academicians and corporate captains. Benchmarking with the latest content and teaching methodologies across the globe, the programmes are an ideal platform for the launch of one's career and develop oneself as a truly global thought leader. Backed by professionals with decades of experience in the corporate world and in academia, Amity Institute of Higher Education, Mauritius provides the best mix of practice and theory to ensure the student's success.