AMRWatch is a highly collaborative project with researchers based in the UK and India participating from one of five institutions: Imperial College London, Aarupadai Veedu Medical College & Hospital, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Indira Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute (IGMCRI) and Pondicherry University. 

Learn more about our partnered institutions below. 

Partner Institutions

Aarupadai Veedu Medical College & Hospital (AVMC)

Participating scholars: Professor Latha Ragunathan and Ms Sayaree Pan

Aarupadai Veedu Medical College & Hospital website

As the first medical college in Pondicherry, AVMC offers courses in medical and surgical specialities alongside providing patient care, diagnostic,  and pharmaceutical services. With over a third of the campus covered in greenery and environmental initiatives such as rainwater harvesting and becoming 'plastic-free', Aarupadai Veedu Medical College & Hospital strives to be a sustainable university.


Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi

Participating Scholars: Dr M S Muthu, Mr Gokul Patharaj, Ms Medapati Nikitha Lakshmi Suseela, Mr Ankit Kumar Malik.

Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi website

IIT (BHU) is located in Varanasi, India and offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in science, engineering and humanistic studies.  Formed in 1919, the university was previously known as the Banaras Engineering College (BENCO), the College of Mining and Metallurgy (MINMET) and the College of Technology (TECHNO) before it became the Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University in 2012. It remains one of India's oldest engineering universities.

Its main institutional objectives are as follows:

  • To produce highly motivated and confident graduates for serving the nation and humanity.
  • Continuous engagement of Industry, Professionals, R&D establishments, Alumni and the Society.
  • Collaboration and interaction with Institutions of higher learning at Global and National Levels for enriching the academic and R&D processes, activities and functionalities.
  • Working for National and Regional needs as may be identified by Government of India, and concerned State Governments.


Indira Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute (IGMCRI)

Participating scholars: Dr. Nandita Banaji 

Indira Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute (IGMCRI) Website

Located in the centre of Puducherry, the Indira Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute campus is home to a five-story hospital and a range of teaching facilities. Their vision statement is as follows:

  1. To provide necessary Medical and paramedical education courses in the union territory of Puducherry so as to ensure the availability and accessibility of health care services.
  2. To provide high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate medical and paramedical education courses so as to ensure quality health care.
  3. To provide a forum for research and development in all branches of medical and paramedical education.
  4. To provide a higher order of training for the medical, paramedical and other health workers in the union territory of Puducherry

Pondicherry University


Participating scholars: Prof Joseph Selvin, Prof Latha Rangunathan, Dr G. Seghal Kiran, Dr R Prathiviraj, Mr Vishnu Prasad Nair, Ms Keerthana Shakthi.

Pondicherry University website

Address: Pondicherry University, Chinna Kalapet, Kalapet, Puducherry 605014, India

Pondicherry University was founded in 1985, with the main campus facing the Bay of Bengal and spanning over 800 acres.  It is home to 52 departments, with an emphasis on science and engineering.

The university's goals are as follows:

  1. "Serve as an enabler of societal transformation through state-of-art higher education and research that match global benchmarks by providing access, resources and opportunities."
  2. "Become an institution of global eminence."
  3. "Adapt to ever-changing needs of the society and industries".