Batterjee Medical College (BMC)

كلية البترجي للعلوم الطبية و التكنولوجيا

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Saudi Arabia web rank: 52
Asia web rank: 3958
Global web rank: 13159

General Information

Type: Private
Year of Establishment: 2005


North Abhur District
Jeddah (جدة) 6700
Saudi Arabia

Phone: 966 2 6561111

Not For Non-Arabs

This college is not very accommodating to non-Arab students. They advertise it as an English-medium college, & while 99% of the lectures do happen in English, they place too much importance on Arabic,. All announcements are made in Arabic & all events are hosted in Arabic, even the graduation ceremony. As a student who has spent 7 years studying at that college, one would think they deserve to know what’s happening at their own graduation ceremony, right? But BMC administration does not seem to think so. The campus & infrastructure is not up to the mark, specially considering how much students pay to study there. Wifi is not available throughout the campus, the library is not adequately equipped (the shelves look too empty & half of the computers do not work), the air-conditioning system is bizarre (it’s too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter), the female section of the campus is relatively boring as compared to the male section and despite having a students’ Sports Club that invites students to participate in sports like basketball, badminton, table tennis, they don’t have the appropriate equipment for it. Students have to create their own makeshift courts and nets (eg., for badminton). The college rarely funds events organised as part of the college’s extracurricular activities’ calendar, students have to pay out of their own pockets to pull off a decently organised event. They constantly ask us for feedback, claiming that they value it a lot, but when we give it to them, they do nothing about it. In a time where the entire world took a huge economic hit thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, they didn’t even bother to reduce the fees of the students, despite all classes happening online & a single miserable clinical session every week. The only good thing about this college is that the quality of education is quite good, comparable to international quality. They also have scholarships. Bottom line: wouldn’t recommend. Not worth the money.

I would NOT recommend to a friend.

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