SRM Chancellor launches new agri campus, telemedicine centre

Kattankulathur, August 25 (MExN): The founder Chancellor of SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST), Dr TR Paarivendhar, MP on August 24 inaugurated the new campus for the College of Agricultural Science and the Paarivendhar Telemedicine Centre (PTC) on the occasion of his birthday.

The agricultural campus will function from Vendhar Nagar, Baburayanpettai, Chengalpattu district while PTC is located at SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre (SRM-MCHRC) in Kattankulathur, a press release informed. 

The event was presided over by SRMIST's Pro Chancellor (Academics) Dr P Sathyanarayanan, Vice Chancellor (VC) Dr Sandeep Sancheti, Pro-VC (S&H) Dr R Balasubramanian, Pro-VC Dr C Muthamizhselvan, Registrar Dr  N Sethuraman, Pro-VC (Medical) of SRM MCHRC Lt Col Dr A Ravi Kumar.

Speaking at the occasion held virtually, Dr Paarivendhar said that even though the agriculture school was started in a small way few years back in SRMIST, now it has a place of its own with all facilities.

Opening of the Telemedicine centre, he said that SMRMCHRC has always been providing treatment at a nominal rate and is also the centre for COVAXIN clinical trial in Tamil Nadu. 

“Now with the opening of this Telemedicine centre, it will try and give solutions to all our medical problems from the comfort of our homes," he added. 

As per the press release, the PTC will function on all days, except Sundays and government holidays, from 8 am to 4 pm as per the guidelines issued by the Medical Council of India (MCI).