Research Progress Indicator



Research has always been an area of paramount importance at Aarupadai Veedu Medical College. The importance for research has increased highly in AVMC to obtain deemed university status. Research in AVMC for the last three years have taken meticulous and meaningful steps to build research excellence and intellectual wealth. Our institution receives several extramural grants from government and non-government organizations. Our institution also supports our faculty members with seed money for projects aimed at developing biomedical research in AVMC. All research activities are reviewed by the Institutional Research Committee (IRC), Institutional Human Ethical Committee (IHEC) or Institutional Animal Ethical Committee (IAEC). Our research centres are recognized by DSIR, ICMR and DBT.

We also motivate UG and PG students to participate in all kinds of research programmes conducted by ICMR; namely, MD/MS and ICMR STS which are intended to promote interest in research among UG & PG medical students. Our UG and PG students receive the maximum number of ICMR STS & MD/MS projects every year.

Thrust Area

  1. Antimicrobial resistance from antimicrobial waste 
  2. Molecular genetic approaches to understanding infectious disease and inherited diseases 
  3. Yoga in improving health and disease 
  4. Control of tuberculosis with health education and lifestyle modification


Aarupadai Veedu Medical College, VMRF-DU, submitted in delivering the highest scientific and ethical standards research that makes difference to society.

Contact us

Office: +91413-2615245/46 (Extn: 217)

Research Co-ordinator: Dr. S. Ravikumar, Ph.D.,

E Mail ID: [email protected]

From Director’s Desk

Director research

Dr. B. Vishnu Bhat

Director Research - Aarupadai Veedu Medical College and Hospital

Research should be an integral part of any academic institution. It not only helps us in projecting ourselves to the outside world but also improves the quality of care and student training.

Aarupadai Veedu Medical College and Hospital is situated in a rural area of Puducherry. It provides education in medical, nursing and allied health sciences on campus. The management of the institution has provided facilities required for basic and advanced research. The research division is taking care of the scientific and regulatory requirements required for research with various committees like the institute review committee, ethics committees for human and animal research, bio-safety committee etc. We have also set up a clinical trial unit and a committee to monitor adverse drug events. 

In order to nurture innovative ideas, an institutional innovation council has been created. We conduct regular meetings and training programmes for faculty and students. Plagiarism checking and monitoring of publications are some of the other activities undertaken by the research division. 

The central research laboratory is well equipped with modern diagnostic techniques to enhance the research output. Well trained scientific officers and research associates manage the laboratory so that advanced research projects can be executed. There are several ongoing research projects funded by the institute and external funding agencies like DBT, DST and ICMR.

We have also established an animal house in order to carry out animal research. A cell culture laboratory has been added to meet the growing demands of researchers.