Vice Principals

Dr. T. Rajan, Professor

Vice Principal, Aarupadai Veedu Medical College

Dr. T. Rajan graduated from Rajah Muthiah Medical College & Hospital, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar and completed a Master’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Jawaharlal Institute of PostGraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry University, Pondicherry. He is an editorial member in two national journals. He chaired many  sessions in International, National and State Anatomical Conferences. He published more than 14  full paper publications in national and international journals. He had attended and presented papers at the national and state level anatomical conferences and was also awarded for best paper and received oration award. He guided undergraduate students for the ICMR Project. He has organized many national level CME/ workshops and two international conferences. He has the credit of two copyrights on his name.

Dr. Lakshmi Jatiya

Dr. Lakshmi Jatiya
Professor, Physiology

Vice Principal (Student Affairs),
Aarupadai Veedu Medical College

Dr Laksmi Jatiya is a Professor & Vice Principal (Student Affairs) of Physiology at AVMC, a reputed medical college in Pondicherry. She has a distinguished academic career, having obtained her MBBS degree from Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi in 1990 and her MD degree from JIPMER, Pondicherry in 1999, both with honors. 

She is a dedicated advocate of gender equality and women’s empowerment in her institute, where she holds the positions of the Presiding Officer of the Internal Complaints Committee and the Member-Secretary of the Women Empowerment Cell.

She has also co-authored a book on Physiology titled “Essentials of Medical Physiology” with her mentor and guide, Dr Madan Mohan Trakroo, who is a renowned physiologist and former director of JIPMER. She is an active researcher and a member of various academic committees and professional associations related to Physiology. She has organized and participated in several national and international conferences, CMEs and workshops on various topics of Physiology. She has published more than 20 papers in reputed journals in her field of interest.

Dr. Latha R
Professor, Microbiology

Vice Principal (Academics),
Aarupadai Veedu Medical College

Dr R Latha is a professor of Microbiology and Vice Principal (Academics) at Aarupadai Veedu Medical College and Hospital in Puducherry, India. She has 16 years of teaching experience for undergraduate, postgraduate, nursing, and allied health science students. She is also a guide for MD and PhD students in microbiology and molecular biology. She is currently a co-principal investigator in a DBT sponsored INDO-UK project on defining the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) burden of antimicrobial manufacturing waste in Puducherry and Chennai with a budget of 25.54 lakhs. She has undergone NABL training on quality management systems and internal audit in medical labs as per ISO 15189-2012, and has expertise in molecular diagnostic technologies. She is a member of the medical Education unit and has completed rBCW & CISP II, biomedical research management course. She has published several papers and book chapters on various topics related to microbiology and molecular biology.

Deputy medical superintendents

Dr D Arunachalam, Professor, Community Medicine

Dr D. Arunachalam,
Professor, Community Medicine

Deputy Medical Superintendent, Aarupadai Veedu Medical College

Dr. D. Arunachalam  graduated from Rajah Muthiah Medical College & Hospital, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar and completed a Master’s degree in Community Medicine Rajah Muthiah Medical College & Hospital, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar. Currently  working as a Professor and Head in Department of Community Medicine, and Vice Principal (SA) in Aarupadai Veedu Medical College no his havingly  11 years of academic experience for teaching UG and PG. He published more than 11 full paper publications in national and international journals. He has attended at the national and state level Community Medicine conferences.