Partner Institutions

Aarupadai Veedu Medical College & Hospital (AVMC)

Participating scholars: Professor Latha Ragunathan and Mr Vishnu Chandran

Aarupadai Veedu Medical College & Hospital website

As the first medical college in Pondicherry, alongside offering courses in medical and surgical specialities provides patient care, diagnostic,  and pharmaceutical services. With over a third of the campus covered in greenery and environmental initiatives such as rainwater harvesting and solar power, AVMC aims to be a sustainable university.


Indian Institute of Technology (BHU)

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

Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) 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 has previously been 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.


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 Raj Prathivi, Mr Vishnu Chandran, Ms Seethalakshmi PS, Mr Vishnu Prasad Nair, Mr Kumaresan TN

Pondicherry University website

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

Founded in 1985, 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".