Taras Shevchenko University is named after Taras Shevchenko, a major figure in Ukrainian literature and art. It is an institution of higher education that trains specialists in many fields of knowledge and carries out research. It is considered the most prestigious university in Ukraine and a major centre of advanced learning and progressive thinking. It consists of more faculties and departments, and trains specialists in a greater number of academic fields, than any other Ukrainian educational institution.
Nowadays, as it has done throughout its history, the University retains its role of a major centre of learning and research as well as an important cultural centre. Its academics and students follow the long-standing traditions of the highest academic standards and democratic ideals. At present, the student body of Taras Shevchenko University totals about < 30,000 students; this number includes almost 2,000 students at the Institute of International Relations which is attached to Taras Shevchenko University.
As training highly qualified specialists has always been the main goal of Taras Shevchenko University, the faculties and departments constantly revise their curriculum and introduce new programs. A number of faculties offer 4-year Bachelor's and 2-year master's degree programs, together with traditional 5-year Specialist Degree programs. Currently, the stress is on student's ability to work independently and meet employer's requirements, thus practical experience in the field being of foremost importance.
Taras Shevchenko National University MBBS course got recently recognised by the Medical Council of India. Indian students have been studying MBBS in Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv from 2017 session only. This means that a batch with Indian students is yet to pass out from Taras Shevchenko National University. We cannot comment of the passing percentage from this university. However, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv is a top-ranked university and has been ranked as the number 1 university in Ukraine for many years. Also, it is the third oldest university in Ukraine having been established in 1834. Located in Kiev, it is one of the three MCI recognised colleges in the capital city of Ukraine. The other two being Bogomolets National Medical University and Kyiv Medical University. This university is undoubtfully one of the best for MBBS in Ukraine.