To Dream is not enough, to dream and achieve is what required
Dr. A.S. Ganesan, Chancellor
Thirumuruga Kirupananda Variyar Thavathiru Sundara Swamigal Medical Educational and Charitable Trust was started by our Founder Chancellor Dr A. Shanmugasundaram in the year 1981 to serve the needy in the society. The trust established its very first medical college at Pondicherry, Aarupadai Veedu Medical College and Hospital, in the year 2000. Located at Pondicherry- Cuddalore Road, a national highway, the self-contained and serene campus is spread over 44 acres of lush green lands.
Initially, it was affiliated to Pondicherry University, the institution subsequently came under the ambit of Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation Deemed to be University, in the year 2004. The institution offers postgraduate courses in 13 disciplines and PhD programmes across various specialities and interdisciplinary areas. The MBBS programme was started in the year 2000-2001 and continued ever since. At present, the annual intake is 150 MBBS and 74 postgraduate students; currently, over 750 undergraduate and postgraduate students are pursuing their studies at AVMCH.
Aarupadai Veedu Medical College and Hospital offers patient care, diagnostic, rehabilitative, preventive and pharmacy services. With its fully equipped ICCU, ICU, PICU, NICU and high dependency areas, modular operation theatres equipped with contemporary anaesthesia equipment, the broad and super-speciality departments of cardiology, urology, medical gastroenterology, plastic surgery, paediatric surgery and nephrology, AVMC Hospital offers state-of-art tertiary care services to the people of the union territory of Pondicherry and the nearby districts of Tamil Nadu. Various government and third-party insurance schemes are also functional in the system.
Imparting Quality Medical Education For The Betterment Of The Society.
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The hospital boasts of a well-designed, efficient dialysis unit. Laparoscopy equipment for general and gynaecological surgery, ESWL, lithotripsy, PUVA chamber and laser instruments for cosmetic surgery are available for quality patient care services. BARC approved Cath Lab, 1.5 Tesla MRI, 124 slices CT scan, USGS, automated central laboratory services and a state of art virology lab provide round the clock advanced diagnostic services. A fully operational pharmacy, state of art audiology and speech therapy unit, a wide range of physiotherapy / rehabilitative care services and a utilitarian blood bank along with dedicated nursing staff and health care professionals provide the necessary support for patient care services. With the additional modern central tower blocks being built, the critical care and corporate healthcare services at AVMCH are set to reach a new high soon.
Community orientation and service is part of the DNA of AVMC. The three urban and rural health centres and six satellite centres located in the surrounding villages provide a wide range of primary care outreach and extension services. The value statements of the institute are brought to life with the provision of free treatment for all. The institute also provides free food to all in-patients daily. The students get involved in community health all along the way, connecting through the vibrant NSS and RRC units, undertaking Swatchatha and Unnat Bharat missions. A holistic approach to patient care is emphasised by the Centre of Yogic Sciences.
All departments in the college are fully equipped with the necessary infrastructure. The institute has a well-appointed, spacious library with internet, Wi-Fi, audio-visual facilities and an e-learning centre. The campus has Wi-Fi enabled for the convenience of staff and students. The auditorium can accommodate 750 persons for large group events.
The institute houses a clinical skills lab, which is in the process of being upgraded to a full-fledged simulation centre. A dynamic medical education unit conducts the necessary faculty and professional development activities. The scientific forum is a vibrant presence in the institute with its regular academic activities. Apart from this, all departments conduct periodic CMEs, symposia, guest lectures and other academic events for the benefit of faculty and students.
Research is an integral part of life at AVMC. The Central Biomedical Research Laboratory with its state of molecular diagnostics, plastination centre, clinical physiology lab and audiology research unit provide the necessary research support. The fully functional Institute Research Committee and Human and Animal Ethics Committee, under the stewardship of the director, medical research, monitor and support the research activities, with a focus on multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary research. To foster research, academic activities and exchange of faculty and students, the institution has built collaborations and linkages with many national and international institutions and universities; namely, the Naresuan University in Thailand, Kyomoto University in Japan and Spartan Health Sciences University, St. Lucia, being the notable ones.
In recognition of our efforts in focussing on quality, VMRF deemed to be University is accredited by NAAC, the AVMC hospital by NABH and the virology lab has received NABL accreditation. The university has been consistently featured in the NIRF ranking and has secured a rank in the band of 101-150 in the year 2020.
Apart from undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD courses in the field of medicine, the AVMC campus has a nursing college, the School of Allied Health Sciences and the School of Physiotherapy in its premises, offering unique opportunities for interprofessional education and research.
AVMC is a green campus with over 33% of the available area covered with lush greenery. Environmental initiates like plastic-free campus, shaded walkways, vehicle-free zone, e-cycles for transport within the campus, rainwater harvesting, recycling of wastewater and biodegradable waste, solar power, etc. emphasise our commitment to UNESCO’s sustainable development goals. A beautiful spa, well-maintained gym, media rooms in the hostels, a serviceable supermarket, ATM, cafeteria and a fast-food are joint inside the campus provide the creature comforts for the inmates.
With its empathetic and agile management, able administrators, dedicated faculty, capable support staff, enthusiastic students and returning alumni, AVMC is marching forward in its dream to achieve the vision and mission of our founder chancellor.