“My relationship with Gurudev is intense and intimate”

Groomed directly by Swami Rama, one of the greatest sages of the Himalayas, Dr Vijay Dhasmana, the Vice Chancellor of the SRHU, oversees daily activities at what is the largest medical campus in the state of Uttarakhand. He speaks to India Empire magazine’s Editor and Publisher Sayantan Chakravarty in an interview from Dehradun

Our University has grown horizontally and vertically; equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure, we are working purely for society with no commercial agenda. The tuition fees from students and the consultation fees from patients are reinvested into the operations and capital expenditures for the organic growth of the campus. Our fees are reasonable and our doctors and faculty are not under any revenue target-oriented pressures. The motto of the organization is to work skillfully, selflessly and lovingly.

The SRHU has several affiliations with reputed institutions across the world. Please talk us through this…

All of us acknowledge and recognize that markets are getting highly competitive. Providing the right education, nurturing and grooming of students is crucial so that they are ready to embrace and deal with the dynamically changing market scenarios.

SRHU has several collaborations and affiliations, both at national and international levels with an objective to provide world-class education and international exposure to our students besides enriching them with applied skills. Our collaboration with IBM and OM Logistics provides industry-aligned curriculum and exposure to students of the Engineering and Management Colleges respectively. Collaboration with IIT Roorkee, Rostock University, Germany and Perdana University, Malaysia will help take forward the inter-disciplinary research and development in the field of biomedical sciences and engineering and technology, etc. We have collaborated with Laurea University, Finland and IBC, Denmark with a view to promote student innovation and entrepreneurship and share knowledge and best practices.

Collaboration with Uttarakhand Space Application Centre (USAC) has been established with the objective of not only sharing knowledge and conducting joint research, but also to train students in Space Application, Software Development, Satellite Remote Sensing Applications, Natural Resources and Disaster Management.

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