“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
When Swamiji left his body, the medical college had just started an undergraduate (MBBS) program with 50 annual admissions. In the year 2001, medical college received MCI recognition for the MBBS program with 100 seats. Subsequently, we also introduced post-graduate programs in various specialties.
In 2008, the Himalayan School of Medical Sciences (HIMS) became deemed to beUniversity. As a deemed university, we were constrained to start any new branches of higher education. In 2012, we approached the State Government and HIHT was granted permission to establish the Swami Rama Himalayan University by an Act of Uttarakhand State.
At present, I am pleased to state that HIMS offers an MBBS program with an annual intake of 150 seats, postgraduate programs in almost every specialty as well as, super specialty programs in Neurosurgery. Soon we hope to receive permission to commence programs for DM Neurology and M.Ch. Oncosurgery.
The Himalayan College of Nursing offers both diploma and degree programs such as B.Sc. Nursing, M.Sc. Nursing and Nurse Practitioner in Critical Care (NPCC).
There are also diploma and undergraduate programs in Engineering, Management Studies, Commerce, Bio Sciences, Yoga Science and Holistic Health and Hospital Administration. In addition, there is a dedicated Skill Development Centre. The University also offers PhD programs in various disciplines.