The Aarupadai Veedu Medical College and Hospital, was established at Pondicherry in the year 2000, with due approval from the Government of India and Medical Council of India. The first batch of 100 Medical students was admitted successfully for the academic year 2000-2001. Presently 800 students are studying in the College.
All pre-clinical and Para-clinical departments are located in the college premises. They are fully equipped with their own Laboratory, Library, Demonstration Room and Museum. The necessary basic equipments and staffs are available in the college. Med-Varsity functioning in the Institution with the 15 systems. The college having both intranet and internet services. This institution is tele-linked with other members of VMU for telemedicine purposes.
The bed strength of the Hospital is nearly about 750. The ICCU & IMCU are fully equipped. The Central Sterilization department and the Central Oxygen and Vacuum Connection are fully functional. At present 11 Air-conditioned Operation Theatres are available in the Hospital. Defibrillator, ventilators, CT scan, new x-ray machines, ultrasound, nephrology unit, dialysis machine and auto analyzer are other equipments are available.
FACULTY OF ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES:
Faculty of Allied Health sciences started in the AV-Medical College and Hospital campus in the year 2003. It was started with Dept. of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology and now it has 4 departments catering to 7 courses at Diploma, Bachelor degree and M.Phil level. Students from different part of India are studying. All the departments have well equipped laboratories supervised by highly qualified and experienced professionals.