Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre
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|Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre|
|Type||Medical College and Hospital|
|Director||Mrs. Kalpaja D A|
|Location||Bangalore, Karnataka, India
|Campus||60 acres (24 ha), Whitefield|
|Affiliations||Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences|
Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre (VIMS) is in Whitefield, Bangalore, India. It is an independent medical institute dedicated to the improvement of excellence in education, research and patient care. VIMS was established in 2000, with the blessings of Bhagavan Sri Satya Sai Baba and promoted by Srinivasa trust.
Vydehi Hospital in Bangalore is one of India's largest super speciality hospitals with a capacity of 1520 beds, with advanced Hi-tech equipment and facilities like state-of-the-art MRI, spiral CT scan, cardiac echo machine, cardiac catheterization lab, ultrasound equipment, linear accelerator, etc. All diagnostic facilities are available through the central diagnostic lab and radiology departments.
Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre has four academic institutions:
- Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences
- Vydehi Institute of Dental Sciences
- Vydehi Institute of Nursing Sciences
- Vydehi Institute of Biotechnology Sciences
The campus also has two specialty centers: Vydehi Institute of Rehabilitation and Vydehi Ayurveda Gram.
The institute offers undergraduate and post-graduate degrees. The college annually accepts 150 students for the MBBS undergraduate course. Admission to this course is made through a merit list prepared on the basis of the scores of the candidates in the Common Entrance Test (CET) and KRLMPCA. Post-graduate admission is 56 seats.
Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences is recognized by Medical Council of India and affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. VIMS is included in the directory of the World Health Organization, which is required to be recognized internationally for purposes of higher postgraduate education and employment opportunities. It has tie-ups with the University of Georgia and University of California.
The Vydehi Institute of Dental Sciences is recognized by Dental Council of India and is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. Admission to this course is made through a merit list prepared on the basis of candidate scores in the Common Entrance Test (CET) and KRLMPCA followed by Centralized Counseling. Number of seats allotted in BDS is 60 per year.
The Vydehi Institute of Nursing Sciences and Research Centre recognized by Indian Nursing Council and affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. Total of 100 seats are allotted in B.Sc. Nursing.
There are paramedical courses offered by the institute and that are affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. Number of seats are 20.
VIMS uses a unique, collaborative approach to medical research and training. The institute is involved in conducting research in medical subjects and is committed to advancement of medical education, healthcare and research and is set to achieve a greater level of excellence in all these fields. Biotech Institute and Biotech Park signed an international co-operative agreement with University of Georgia, Athens, USA for research-oriented work to update the knowledge database. Vydehi Institute further widens its academic horizon with the establishments of super-specialty departments.
Board of Administration
- Sri D.K. Audikesavulu: Chairman
- D.A. Kalpaja: Director, VIMS & RC
- Dr. S. Kantha: Advisor, VIMS & RC
- Dr. Sandhya Belwadi: Principal, Vydehi Medical College
- Dr. K.G. Ghorpade: Vydehi Institute of Dental Sciences
- Prof. L.E. Madhumathi: Vydehi Institute of Nursing Sciences
- Dr. K.V. Janardhan: Vydehi institute of Biotech Sciences
- www.vims.ac.in - Official college website
- Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences
-  University of Georgia
- UGA Fact book 2002
- http://irhst40.irp.uga.edu/html/eFactbook/2002/s01GenInfoPaged.pdf UGA Fact book 2002