Elective international in India offers a variety of placement options. They are available to anyone training on a medical, dental, nursing, general practitioner, midwifery, and physiotherapy course or to a qualified professional within any of these specialties.

India is a country of tremendous energy and diversity and makes for a compelling elective placement. The sheer amount and variety of what’s on offer are guaranteed to leave you spellbound.  India has everything for everyone, whether it’s food, philosophy, history, or the outdoors. As a country, India is the kind of place that’s not built to be forgotten. Home to almost a billion people, it’s a plethora of cultures and attitudes.


Elective international participants have placement options in Jaipur. Jaipur, Rajasthan’s capital, is an enchanting historical city and the gateway to India’s most flamboyant state.

Placement overview


Through placements in India, participants get insight into the unique challenges of health care provision in India. The placement destinations of Jaipur are constrained for service providers, and participants find themselves gaining a good amount of hands-on experience.

Elective International provides mentors for each of our elective programs in India.  EI mentors are carefully selected. They have extensive knowledge in their respective fields and we encourage you to take advantage of this. The setting is generally affable. We believe this bridges a gap and fosters optimal learning. Enthusiasm and a pro-active approach to your elective get you the most out of your mentors. Elective International programme advisors and professional staff designed the electives to provide students with the best possible placement experience. You’ll get insight into the unique challenges of healthcare provision in India and learn

Health Care Overview


Health care provision in India is largely done through the private sector which accounts for more than three-quarters of total health spending. Continued lack of investment in state-owned hospitals and the increasing incidence of lifestyle diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes means the trend towards more private healthcare is on the rise.


The average life expectancy in India is 70 years. Indian health authorities estimate that over 2.5m people were infected with HIV/AIDS in 2007. India is second only to South Africa in terms of the number of people living with the disease. Moreover, only 7% of those people have access to treatment. Malnourishment and communicable diseases are also serious problems.

Top ten causes of morbidity and mortality in India


  • Coronary heart disease

  • Diarrheal diseases

  • Lung disease

  • Stroke

  • Influenza & pneumonia

  • Tuberculosis

  • Low birth weight

  • Suicide

  • Liver disease

  • Road accident

Residence,food and staff

On arrival, to India, we will be there in the airport to pick you up and take you to your housing facilities. Followed by a small refreshment time we will take you through an orientation session to help acquaint you with the people, culture and life in the town.

Far from home? Never! We make sure that you get household comfort even at destinations abroad. Housing is provided in carefully considered and safe homestay facilities where you will gain a lifetime of opportunity to experience the culture or international guest housings with necessary amenities. Safety and security are a priority at Elective International accommodation facilities.


Our Indian staff is a friendly lot who love to guide any visitor around the best of what India has to offer. Breakfast and dinner gives a tantalizing insight into the best of cultural Indian food.

India requires 3 months in advance applications submissions 

Due to India's strict hospital rules and regulations, we require all participants to submit their complete application and paperwork 3 months in advance. 

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