SRI BALAJI VIDYAPEETH- A CLASS APART AND BEYOND:
Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (SBV) is a Deemed-to-be-University proud of its modernity and yet firmly entrenched in rich educational heritage and ethos. This Deemed University was established in the year 2008 and ever since has been ceaselessly striving to excel in Academics, Research, Patient care and Outreach services-all done with a view to serving the society.
Infusing passion and enthusiasm into the minds of the avid students and nurturing their achievements in order to optimise potentials is our tenet. At SBV, reinforcing and augmenting theoretical knowledge gained during didactic lectures with evidence based practice, skills and research is the forte. Patient care as a top priority continues to attract the attention of the stakeholders. Serving the underserved and underprivileged patients epitomises SBV, where patient care in the broad specialties and super specialties are enabled with the spontaneous and committed support of the auxiliary health care personnel.
The Deemed University’s constituent unit include two Medical Colleges, one Dental College, two Nursing Colleges, School of Pharmacy, School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Physiotherapy and School of Allied Health Sciences. The regulatory programs are all duly recognized by the respective statutory councils, viz., National Medical Commission, Dental Council of India, Indian Nursing Council and Pharmacy Council of India. Whereas, innovative curricula synonymous with academic flexibility vested with the Deemed Universities are being promulgated through value added programs across the academic programs of Allied Health Sciences. The Institutes of SBV are Institute of Salutogensis and Complementary Medicine and Institute of Health Professions Education.
The visibility of SBV is enhanced by the A++ Grade conferred on it by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). SBV has been successively ranked one among the top 100 Indian Universities, based on the India rankings, released by NIRF for the years 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 respectively. Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute (MGMCRI), a constituent unit of SBV figures among the top 50 medical colleges of our country, as per NIRF India rankings 2023. The constituent hospitals of SBV, namely Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute (MGMCRI) and Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute(SSSMCRI) have received accreditation from the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare providers( NABH). The molecular diagnostics laboratories housed in the main and off campuses are accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL). SBV’s fight against COVID-19 has been fortified by the commissioning of a dedicated laboratory for carrying out RT-PCR, that has received the approbation of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
SBV has been recognised as a Scientifc and Industrial Research Organisation (SIRO) by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research. The Medical Simulation Centre housed in the Pondicherry campus has got the approbation of American Heart Association (AHA) to function as an International training Centre. The School of Biomedical Sciences is a unique and recent concept that would eventually integrate biological sciences with medical sciences. The exclusive Mahatma Gandhi Medical Advanced Research Institute is poised to create newer vistas in higher education.
The medical graduates of SBV are eligible to register with any state council or pursue further education in any part of India. Furthermore, SBV ensures that its programs and courses are recognised internationally, by registering under appropriate provisions of various statutory and registration authorities around the world to enable its graduates the right to qualify for practice in any nation, including appearing for USMLE, (USA) PLAB, MRCP/MRCS/etc (UK), MCCQE (Canada), AMC (Australia),CGFNS/NCLEX (Nursing, USA) etc.
The alumni in Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences are also proud of their alma mater and give a creditable account of themselves in their chosen disciplines and are recognised for their professional conduct and calibre worldwide.
Yet another unique feature of SBV is its continuous, sincere efforts taken towards integrating the core services with value added endeavours. Besides Medical Simulation Centre-MGM Advanced Research Institute, Institute of Health Professions Education, Institute of Salutogensis and Complementary Medicine augment the qualitative and quantitative output of the constituent units. The state-of-the-art Cadaver lab christened as ASTRA located at the SBV Chennai campus further enhances the visibility of SBV.
SBV is a research oriented deemed university and allocates considerable resources and promotes investment towards need and value based Biomedical Research. In recent years, the Deemed University’s research output has been consistently high in quality and impact as evident from its rapidly evolving research publications records. It is not an exaggeration to opine that the cutting edge research and innovation at SBV inspires the teachers and the taught alike. SBV stands out especially in the realms of Undergraduate scientific research, a matter of immense pride and gratification, besides the fact that it is worthy of adulation. Totally oriented towards quality in high fidelity research, SBV has an exclusive Deanery for Research headed by an eminent medical researcher. Activities related to intellectual property including Copyrights, Patents and Technology Transfer are in place, besides robust start up policy driven endeavours. The presence of a top notch professional as the Vice-President of Research, Innovation and Development at the helm of affairs says it all.
SBV wholeheartedly reaffirms to strive ceaselessly in order to break new grounds, explore newer vistas, push the boundaries and overcome barriers in every endeavour that it undertakes, be it academics, patient care, research or consultancy and extension services. Needless it is to state that thanks are due to the wonderful blend of young and experienced teachers, seasoned and discerning clinicians, exceptional teachers, highly motivated researchers, sincere and dedicated non- teaching staff— all of them rewarded appropriately on appropriate occasions. A proactive, supportive management and effective administration add credibility.
LET WELL BEING PREVAIL!!