Shri NPV Ramasamy Udayar was born on September 19, 1936, in a small town in the current Namakkal district of Tamil Nadu called Rasipuram. His meteoric rise as an industrialist was propelled by an astute business sense but even more importantly an untiring spirit and hard work. In the early eighties, Mr. Udayar was a highly successful industrialist, respected by his colleagues, and admired even by his competitors. He felt that there was an unfulfilled aspiration in his heart; a desire to create something that will be a lasting benefit to the community; this desire kept burning like a fire in his heart.
The dream took form with the help of the then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu - Bharat Ratna Dr. M.G. Ramachandran. Out of this partnership birthed the plans for the first privately owned medical college in Tamil Nadu.
On September 11th 1985, Sri Ramachandra Medical College was started in a two storey building in Vembuliamman Street in Valasaravakkam. It was the first outpatient clinic in a make shift shed. The next few years saw the true grit of the man - his blood, sweat and toil saw the creation of a world-class campus out of 150 acres of farmland near the Porur Lake.
1994 was a landmark year for SRMC. The college became a deemed to be university - a world class tertiary care medical centre took root. Seeds for specialties were sown. In this substrate of hard work grew institutions committed to advancing the best in the health care sciences - in dentistry and nursing and physiotherapy.
It was not just growth but growth with innovation as epitomized by the allied health science programs and growth with vision as epitomized by the programs in genetics, biotechnology and informatics.
Throughout its short history, SRMC has made its own path, creating unique groundbreaking programs in the health care sciences, but this is only one of the many dimensions of this organisation.
SRMC went to the best medical school in the world to acquire its partner in excellence. In July 1997, Shri N.P.V. Ramasamy Udayar shook hands with Robert Crone CEO of Harvard Medical International, sealing a partnership that has grown in strength over time. Starting with student exchange, the alliance has spearheaded curriculum reform, focused on health care quality, safety, leadership and faculty development. A journey is measured by the friends we make - SRMC has made many friends and partners around the world during its journey. The torch was passed in 1998. The journey did not end - it continued through steps sometimes and leaps at others. SRMC is now one of the largest private healthcare infrastructures in India. Today, SRMC has over 750 faculties and three thousand students; it touches the lives of over 3500 patients each day; through its telemedicine network it reaches over 10 centres in the country; through its international wing SRHI, it is reaching out to the global village; it is in the forefront of cutting edge technology - with a wireless campus, computer assisted learning, and keyhole surgery. SRMC looks to the future today - with inspiration from its past; and the strength of its present guided by the vision and blessing of its founder and driven by a passion for excellence.