MS Ramaiah Medical College, India
MS Ramaiah Medical College is one of many colleges established by GEF. It was inaugurated in 1979 and named after the founder of the Gokula Education Foundation, Sir M.S. Ramaiah. The state of the art campus has facilities comparable to world class institutes around the world. The medical college provides the best possible theoretical and practical training to the future doctors studying here. The medical college is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore. The curriculum of M.S. Ramaiah Medical College is regularly updates to ensure complete medical training is being provided to the students. The facilities offered at this campus ensure the best learning environment for the students and the teachers. Let’s have a look at the facilities provided by the institute.
History – An institute of Gokula Education Foundation
Gyana gangotri – Spring of knowledge was a dream realized by M.S. Ramaiah, an entrepreneur, a leading industrialist and most importantly a visionary leader. He dreamt of building a new, far better world where every man could utilize his abilities to stand on his feet and play his part in developing the nation. He was aware of the increasing need of qualified professionals throughout the country. The Gokula Education Foundation (GEF) was part of his plan to provide brilliant and committed students a chance to fulfill their dream of acquiring higher educations. It was established in 1962 with a mission to educate and train the youth so that they live up to their potential.
The desire of providing highest quality of education comparable with any of the international standards has led to rapid growth of GEF which has amazed everyone. The trust had 17 institutions under its umbrella by the start of 21st century. These institutions include all the major disciplines such as Engineering, Medical Sciences and General Sciences. GEF is still following its founder’s mantra to excel under all circumstances.
MS Ramaiah Medical College has an extensive 65 acres campus situated at a mere distance of 7kms from main Bangalore city. Bangalore is a major city and the IT hub of India, so it is well connected and easily accessible from any part of the country. The campus provides excellent infrastructure facilities to the students. Vidya Soudha, the main building of the college covers a huge area of 3 lakh square feet. The college has spacious, well furnished classrooms fully equipped with all the modern facilities. The college has well stocked library, fully quipped laboratories and a 1050 bed teaching hospital adjacent to it.
A well stocked library is present to provide reference and consultation to the students, researchers and the faculty. It has all the course books present for all departments. Moreover, reference books by renowned professionals can also be found. It is subscribed to over 700 national and international medical journals. PROQUEST system allows easy access to back volume of the journals. Photocopying Unit, Scanning Unit and over 50 computers are also present in the library.
Mainly laboratories and demonstration rooms present at hospital serve the purpose of training of the students. But there are some research and IT labs present inside the MS Ramaiah Medical College. They have professional lab engineers and instructors and are fully equipped to serve the required purpose.
The administration of the college strives hard to provide the students with an environment which ensures effective learning yet it is filled with fun activities and make the college life enjoyable for the students. Many sports related and extra-curricular activities are held for this purpose. The serene and enjoyable environment of the institute has led many students to join Post Graduate program after their graduation.
The hostels present inside the MS Ramaiah Medical College campus can accommodate over 1200 students. There are different categories of hostels such as regular, deluxe and NRI to cater the needs of every member of the institute. The hostels are well furnished and have a clean healthy environment. Every hostel is managed by a warden and proper security is provided to every block.
Food court has cafeterias which serve healthy and high quality food. It offers all kind of national and international cuisine to cater to the needs of every student. The food court is monitored by a price and quality control committee to ensure the high standard at reasonable price.
Information Management system
The parents and guardians are informed regularly about the progress of their children. It is accomplished through an effective Information Management System (IMS). The parents are given a password to an online account where they can check the progress and performance of their children.
The program of student mentorship is designed to help students understand their true potential. It also helps them in managing the stresses faced during the hectic studies. The counselors give the students advice they need for a successful career.
Yoga and Ayurveda
This program gives exposure to the students and helps them understand the historical and traditional Indian medical practices such as Yoga and Ayurveda.
MS Ramaiah Medical Hospital
The 1050 bed teaching hospital offers a range of medical specialties and facilities. It is the nucleus of all the health sciences institutions run by GEF. The M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, M.S. Ramaiah Dental College, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, all of them use this hospital for training and learning purposes.
The hospital offers every facility that should be present in a modern hospital. It has fully functional surgical, clinical, investigation, emergency and outpatient departments. The laboratories in Radio diagnosis department offer all the major tests such as CT scan, MRI, Ultrasound and Mammography. The Cardiology Department offers one the best heart treatments and surgeries such as cardiac bypass and valve replacement. Hospital’s other clinical and surgical specialties include the following:
- Nephro Urology
- Cardiology and Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
- Plastic Surgery
- Pediatric Surgery
- Vascular Surgery.