Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre was established in 2001, in Bangalore, Karnataka to provide quality healthcare education, research and training facilities to the budding medical professionals. The vision of the inception of the medical institute and the hospital was to provide affordable and highly expertise delivery of healthcare facilities. The various medical degree and diploma courses are recognized by the Medical Council of India or MCI, Dental Council of India of DCI and World Health Organization or WHO. It is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. The passing candidates are awarded medical degrees and diplomas from MCI, DCI and RGUHS. The college-affiliated hospital provides free tertiary healthcare facilities to the underprivileged.
The college is renowned for its international-standards-equivalent courses with various specializations in Medicine, Surgery, Forensic Medicine, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Pathology, Dermatology, Physiology etc. Admission to 5 and a half years’ MBBS course inclusive of one year’s internship period is based on the previous academic records and score in Common Entrance Test, KRLMPCA. This is followed by Centralized Counseling. The minimum eligibility criterion is a pre-requisite of 50 percentile marks in 10+2, in Pre-University Course, with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as electives and English as a compulsory subject. The minimum age of a student has to be 17 years on December 31, in the MBBS admission year. The Pre-University Course examination has to be recognized by RGUHS. Every year the college admits 250 students for MBBS course under the guidelines of MCI. 15% of the total seats are allotted for NRI or for Foreigner category.
Mentoring in education and practical training methods are comparable to that of any international standards. Intensive and extensive exposures of students in any undergraduate and postgraduate study are emphasized upon. Meticulous practice, under the guidelines of MCI, DCI and RGUHS, is conducted through intellectual lectures, introduction to intensive care medicine and pain, Anesthesiology clinic, performance procedural training in Operation Theatres and Intensive Care Units. Interactive tutorials, case study presentations, intensive-thinking sessions, problem solving skills training, are all part of the curriculum. Integrated and inter-departmental conferences and seminars are conducted regularly. National and international workshops and internal assessments are implicitly woven in the curriculum. Student exchange programs give a global platform for the medical candidates.
The college-affiliated 1600-bedded teaching hospital is equipped with super-specialized, digitalized laboratories and operation theatres for catering to diverse investigations in Pathology, Pharmacology, Anaesthesia, Medicine, Forensic Medicine etc. The hospital provides primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare services. Cancer treatments are rendered at affordable prices in the hospital. Spacious lecture halls, well-equipped libraries, modernized computer labs, Internet connectivity, seminar halls, auditorium, community centers, sports complex, hostel and mess facilities, cultural activity centre, ATM, and much more to cater to dissemination of world-class educational services to students. The college aims at remitting a holistic approach to medical learning and its practice, in rural, as well as, urban areas. Various extra-curricular, literary, cultural and sports activities ensure the all-round development of students. The college has important international alliances with University of Georgia and University of California. CME seminars and workshops are integral to the course curriculum. VI MS & RC workshops are conducted for senior students, in association with Harvard Medical International.
The faculty consists of distinguished medical practitioners who are regularly involved with various intensive and extensive research projects in contemporary medicine and latest surgical processes, in the hi-tech college laboratories. Most of the professors are renowned specialists in their own respective Pre-Clinical, Para Clinical and Clinical disciplines. The digitalized laboratories are well-equipped for conducting various investigations using modern diagnostic facilities etc. The department of medicine provides numerous research papers and journals in various medical publications, nationally and internationally. The annual tuition fee for MBBS is Rs. 3,70,000 approximately, which is subject to change based on the decisions of the college administration and RGUHS.
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