The Vice-Chancellor of SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST) inaugurated 2 new SRMIST campuses on August 24, 2020. Dr. T. R. Paarivendhar, MP and Founder Chancellor of the institute inaugurated new campus for the College of Agricultural Science and the Paarivendhar Telemedicine Centre on the occasion of his Birthday. The inauguration ceremony was held virtually.
The new campus of the College of Agricultural Science will function from Vendhar Nagar, Baburayanpettai, Chengalpattu district, and the Paarivendhar Telemedicine Centre is to function from SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre (SRM MCHRC) in Kattankulathur.
In the event, the dignitaries present were SRMIST’s Pro-Chancellor (Academics) Dr. P. Sathyanarayanan, Vice-Chancellor Dr. Sandeep Sancheti, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (S&H) Dr. R Balasubramanian, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Dr. C. Muthamizhselvan, Registrar Dr. N Sethuraman, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Medical) of SRM MCHRC Lt. Col. Dr. A. Ravi Kumar.
Dr. T. R. Paarivendhar said, said, “The agriculture school was started a few years back in SRMIST in a small way, now they have a place of their own with all facilities.”
“SRM has always played a key role in helping the neighborhood in which it functions. So I hope Vendhar Nagar will also grow as our agricultural college grows,” he added.
He urged the students to come forward to make use of the facilities at the college.
On the opening of the Telemedicine center, Dr. T. R. Paarivendhar said, “SMR MCHRC has always been providing treatment at a nominal rate and is also the center for COVAXIN clinical trial in Tamil Nadu. Now with the opening of this Telemedicine center, it will try and give solutions to all our medical problems from the comfort of our homes.”
Pro-Chancellor (Academics) Dr. P. Sathyanarayanan, said, “It is an auspicious day for us to start anything new on our Chancellor’s birthday. Our Founder-Chancellor always wanted an agriculturist to become the Chief Minister of our State and now his wish has come true as our present CM comes from an agricultural family. SRM MCHRC is known for its COVAXIN clinical trial and now we hope that our newly opened Telemedicine center also becomes one of the most sought after.”
He also urged that the faculty and students here should make SRMIST be recognized as an Institute of Eminence and world-class universities globally.
On the occasion, construction works at the College of Agricultural Science were given dress materials. Health camp and Siddha preventive medicines to fight COVID 19 were also provided to about 1200 villagers.
Paarivendhar Telemedicine Centre will function on all days, except Sundays and government holidays, from 8 am to 4 pm. Regular teleconsulting will be provided by senior doctors (professors) in all specialties. This telemedicine center will function as per the guidelines issued by the Medical Council of India (MCI). The initial consultation fee would be Rs. 400 and Rs.250 will be charged for a review.