Vinayaka Mission’s Medical College: Reaching New Horizons by Providing Urban Health Care in Rural Area

The institute aims to advance human health through excellence in medical education, excelling patient-centered services, transformative research, scientifically technologically advanced medical education and exceptional clinical and preventive care, leading to a healthier community

It’s quite something to serve the underdog in today’s world. Not only to serve but to carry on that legacy and build a foundation for over two decades is likewise a huge achievement. The institution that we will talk about today did the same.

In the year 1996, twenty-three years ago, the foundation of Vinayaka Mission’s Medical College was laid on the soil of a remote district Karaikal. At the time of its inception, it was one of the first medical colleges in the rural area established not only as an educational institution but also as a sterling healthcare provider for the rural population of South India.

From the initial days, the institute has been consistent at upgrading at par with the time. From Under-Graduate to Post-Graduate, from health care to Social Responsibility, from imparting Medical, Nursing and Allied Health Science Knowledge to Employment, VMMC has stood tall strengthening the hands of the local administration, the state, and the country for development as a whole.

And today, after two decades, the institution continues to contribute towards the best medical education for the country all the while transforming the lives of students and catering healthcare to society.

VMMC’s Campus

Nestled in the picturesque view of Bay of Bengal, VMMC was set up as a tertiary care center in the remote area. The entire campus is spread across 70 acres of land and offers all amenities to both the students and the faculty.

The learning environment at VMMC comprises adequate museums, laboratories, air-conditioned library (refurbished with 11,900 books, 91 Indian and 36 foreign journals, e-library, SWAYAM-PRABHA and fully automatized), skill labs, Wi-Fi facilities, online library access, eLearning resources, 24*7 emergency care facilities accompanied with research facilities, gymnasiums at hostels and sports grounds.

Additionally, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is regularly conducted for maintaining cleanliness in the institute and neighboring habitat. As a part of going green initiative, the institute has an eco-green club to support the ecosystem for which 5000 saplings have been planted in and around our campus.

A Versatile Management

To take up the mantle of twenty years foundation and keep its legacy continued is an arduous task. Such a task requires a will of extraordinary personalities.

Representing such will, the first brick of foundation was laid by Late Founder Chairman Dr.A.Shanmugasundaram, a noble Philanthropist and Educationist of extraordinary vision in the field of education who is also the founder of Vinayaka Missions Research Foundation – Deemed to be University.

VMMC has further support of eminent personalities in the form of Dr. A.S.Ganesan, Hon’ble Chancellor, Dato’s Sri Dr.S.SHARAVANAN, Pro-Chancellor, Vinayaka Missions Research Foundation (VMRF), Mr. N.V. Chandrasekar, Beloved Vice-President, Mrs. Arunadevi Chandrasekar, Trustee and Mrs. Annapoorani Shanmugasundaram, Trustee – VMRF – DU.

These are the guiding lights of the institute, which are extending all the help for VMMC’s academic upliftment based on the contemporary trends in international and medical technology and corporate approach. “We ensure state-of-the-art healthcare for people in and around the district of Karaikal,” states the management.

An Authorized Curriculum

VMMC is a constituent College of Vinayaka Missions Research Foundation (VMRF). VMRF is a private collegiate research institution based in Salem, Tamil Nadu, India. In the year 2003, the “Deemed University” status was conferred on Vinayaka Missions by Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, with the recommendations of the UGC (Established Under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956).

In 2015, the University was accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council with B Grade. According to the management, the prime objective of the institute is to provide efficient doctors to society. Hence, to impart quality education, the institute has 49 Professors, 24 Associate Professors, 39 Assistant Professors, 76 other teaching faculties, bringing the total to 262 teaching faculty. Thus, it has come up as an epitome of eminence for serving for 23 years. “We believe in enhancing the teaching and learning experience and expertise, so as to cater the students to be well oriented in teaching and learning methodology. We aim to provide each and every student with an ideal learning environment that helps them grow and excel from the time they start their vibrant and enjoyable medical education journey with us,” states the management.

Proceeding further to accreditations, the Medical Council of India (MCI) recognizes the Post-Graduate courses at VMMC in General Medicine, General Surgery, Dermatology, O&G, Paediatrics, Anesthesiology, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, ENT, Biochemistry, Radiology, Pathology, and Psychiatry courses.

The courses are also backed by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MOHFW), University Grants Commission (UGC) under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), and Government of India (GOI).

VMMC is recognized as a constituent College of Vinayaka Missions University listed in W.H.O. and FAIMER – International Medical Education Directory (IMED) in the year 2004 with duly recommended by the Government of Pondicherry.

Additionally, the institute is also accredited with:

  • NAAC
  • NABH
  • Tamil Nadu Medical Council Accredited for conferences and CME credit hours

Proximity Exposure

VMMC & Hospital has 660 teaching beds including 70 non-teaching beds, emergency, casualty, and ICUs in the specialty needed and special wards for affordable society. The hospital is fully equipped with state-of-art diagnostics and therapeutic departments to facilitate the treatment of an extensive range of diseases. The hospital also provides special health care schemes like the Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme (CMCHIS), ESI facilities.

At VMMC, the teaching and learning experience is at par with recent advances in innovations and learning methods to Under-Graduate and Post-Graduates in the form of small group discussions, andragogy, pedagogy, didactic lectures, tutorials, problem-oriented learning, mentor-mentee system, and by giving additional focus on slow learners. The students are also involved in group discussions, seminars, and guest lectures organized to enhance the learning process.

Beyond the Conventional Curriculum

Ensuring overall development, VMMC provides students with diverse supportive programs such as NSS and Red Ribbon Club. The institution has a vast space for organizing various sports events, the availability of Football & Cricket ground, Basketball Court, Tennis Court, Volleyball Court and an ultra-modern gym. Such setup enthuses and aid students to have a welcome change from academics as support to study better. The students have taken part in several cultural events and glorified the college by winning trophies and medals. The institute is also proud of its diverse faculty as they hail from all states of the country and even celebrates all types of national festivals.

Overall with a unique combination of curricular and extra-curricular activities, VMMC guides and enables students to gain knowledge, skills, competitiveness, courage, empathy, and sympathy towards the downtrodden and be a good citizen in all walks of life.

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