About Rajah Muthiah Medical College
The Annamalai University is a unitary residential University imparting instruction in Post-Graduate and Professional Programmes in several disciplines, besides providing for research programmes upto the Ph.D., D.Litt./D.Sc. levels. It was founded by the munificence of the farsighted, noble-hearted philanthropist and patron of letters, the Hon'ble Dr. Rajah Sir Annamalai Chettiar of Chettinad. He started several colleges, and ultimately, the University in 1929. Since its inception, the Annamalai University has progressively tried to realise the aims of its noble Founder Pro-Chancellor. After him, his illustrious son, Padma Bhushan Dr. Rajah Sir Muthiah Chettiar of Chettinad, was the Pro-Chancellor from 1948 to 1984, and he sedulously nurtured the growth and development of the University. The present Pro-Chancellor Dr. M.A.M. Ramaswamy, a philanthropist and patron of sports, is the distinguished son of Dr. Rajah Sir Muthiah Chettiar. The University has had the unique good fortune of having a succession of eminent Vice-Chancellors to guide its destinies. During the last 80 years, it has grown rapidly and has consolidated its position as a unitary and residential University with forty-nine Departments of Study and over 3240 members on its teaching staff. Annamalainagar is already a busy and self contained University town, east of Chidambaram, the abode of Lord Nataraja. The University campus, including the colleges, hostels, and playgrounds sprawls over an area of about one thousand acres. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council has reaccredited at B++ (80 - 85) level.
Dr. M.A.M. Ramaswamy, the present Pro-Chancellor has, by his dynamism, farsighted vision and philanthropic outlook, endeavoured to translate the dreams of his father into reality. Hence the Rajah Muthiah Dental College & Hospital was started in the first phase in 1980.
In the initial stages, the institute was well nurtured by Dr. S.V. Chittibabu, the then Vice-Chancellor. It was then taken care of, by the Vice-Chancellors who took keen interest in the growth of the Rajah Muthiah Institute of Health Sciences. Dr. M. Ramanathan, who is the present Vice-Chancellor, is a internationally recognized surgeon, and he evinces great interest in the growth and development of all the Faculties of the University especially the Medical Faculty of which he serverd as Dean, before he assuming charge as Vice-Chancellor. The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons had recently conferred on him their Fellowship (i.e) FRCS. in recognition of his contribution of General Surgery. He suceessfully conducted the Golden Jubilee of the Faculty of Agriculture during April 2008.
The Rajah Muthiah Dental College & Hospital serves the needs of the surrounding villages by providing dental treatment with skilled doctors and well equipped hospital. Apart from ensuring curative and rehabilitative services through the teaching hospital of the college, community services on the preventive and promotive sides are being meaningfully organised, keeping in view the health needs of the rural as well as the urban sectors of the community. The Rajah Muthiah Institute of Health Sciences is designed to play a dynamic role in efficiently and effectively implementing the "Health for all by 2000 A.D." programme envisaged by the Government.
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