Gayatri Vidya Parishad Institute of Health Care & Medical Technology,was established by Gayatri Vidya Parishad in the year 2016 with an annual intake of 150 MBBS seats for the academic year 2016-17. The college is approved by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India u/s 10A of IMC Act 1956 and is affiliated to Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences presently Dr YSR University of Health Sciences vide Procs No. 4162/A2/2013 dated 31-08-2016.Initially a 300 bed Hospital of Gayatri Vidya Parishad was attached to the institute. Currently, the associated hospital is a 950-bed hospital.
The promoting body Gayatri Vidya Parishad is an Educational Society established in 1988 by a group of academicians, educationists and professionals of the city of Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, with the objective of addressing the higher education needs of the region with focus on imparting value-based education.
It is a nonprofit organization established with a service motive, committed to develop education in India, registered (No.510/1988, Visakhapatnam District, Andhra Pradesh) as an educational society under section-21 of Society’s Act on September 28th, 1988 with the stated aim “ to promote, establish, maintain and assist or aid in maintain educational and other institutions with a view to imparting education in all branches in general and in Advanced technology, Management, Education and Science (including Health) in particular
and thus to facilitate gainful employment for the youth of the country.”
The promoting body currently runs three Engineering Colleges- GVP College of Engineering (Autonomous), GVP College of Engineering for Women and GVP Technical Campus as part of GVP College for Degree and PG Courses (Autonomous)
The founding members of the Gayatri Vidya Parishad have laid a strong foundation to create necessary academic and institutional infrastructure to deliver value-based education in all disciplines – Science, Arts, Commerce and Management, Engineering &Technology and Medicine.
To make an institute of excellence for study and research in the field of medical science, health care and related technology
- Organize courses of study in producing high quality human resource in the field of medicine and healthcare
- To institute steps to augment the health care delivery in the neighbourhood
- To integrate and enhance research and development in medical science and technology
The mission and Vision of the medical college is in line with the core values of Gayatri Vidya Parishad and keeping in view the health aspirations of people at local and national levels.
- Management with progressive academic entrepreneurial background.
- Senior medical professionals with experience guiding the institute in the Administration and Academics.
- Well-equipped laboratories and Library as per NMC Standards.
- A dedicated CBME Program over the teaching learning process.
- Good support for Professional development activities including research.
- Student research activity under the ICMR and University of Health Sciences.
- Student wellness centre as per UGC recommendation.
- Large Grounds and other facilities for Sports and extracurricular activities
- Competition with corporate sector.
- Linkages with national and international reputed institutes
- Obtaining research funds from Govt. organizations & public institutions
- Training and placement activities.
- Alumni Support for placement and research.
- Opportunity to collaborate with other GVP Institutes of Engineering, Technology and Management inHealthcare and Technology
- Enhance the research profile of faculty in terms of Publications.
- Adding value added courses in Healthcare and Technology like Artificial Intelligence and Digital healthcare.
- Develop as an Institute of Excellence
- Balancing income expenditure is an issue.
- Initiating speciality services in associated hospital.
- Initiating post graduate studies in super specialties.
- Attain a deemed university status.
Institutional preparedness for NEP
1. Multidisciplinary/ Interdisciplinary:
The vision of National Education Policy is to provide quality education on global standards with diversity for all curriculum and pedagogy with technological innovations and teaching-learning process. The curriculums of the courses in GVPIHCMT are given
by NMC. NMC has given scope for interdepartmental courses. Most of the courses in UG curriculum are interdisciplinary. NMC has initiated steps in the direction of NEP and offers community engagement service, foundation courses that encompass a whole range of multidisciplinary courses. The college implements the curriculum as per the NMC guidelines and the framework of the affiliating university
2. Academic bank of credits (ABC):
The affiliating University has initiated measures towards academic bank of credits; however, it is in its initial stages. The institution has not registered under ABC, it is only the University that can register to avail multiple entries and exit. Efforts are in progress for seamless collaboration in terms of research activities with institutes of higher learning. In terms of pedagogical approach towards material and text book, assignment the learning management system is adopted partially to provide some flexibility.
3. Skill development:
The college has 13 skill labs that provide the students of the college with the required skills for clinical practice. College also provides facilities for improvement in life skills, communication skills and clinical skills. Towards this the college has established understanding with several government and non-government organizations for the development of skills.
4. Appropriate Integration of Indian Knowledge system (teaching in Indian Language, culture, using course):
Teaching of Indian Knowledge System into the curriculum has been initiated by the affiliating University and is being followed. In addition, the college has made efforts to promote teaching in local language for students from rural background and in
certain cases Hindi is also adopted for North Indians. Indian arts and culture is being encouraged by conducting different festivals and organising traditional days.
5. Focus on Outcome based education (OBE):
The affiliating University has developed a good strategy to transform its curriculum towards OBE and the institutions is adopting it in totally. The institution has developed some good practices towards OBE by having well defined Program. Educational objectives, program Specific Objectives and course outcomes for all courses as outlined by NMC is being followed. In addition, all the students are assessed as per the OBE model.
6. Distance education/online education:
Distance education has not been initiated for the medical courses offered by the affiliating university and as such the institute has no such provision. The college has all the necessary infrastructure and necessary tools to offer online education and this was extremely useful during the Covid-19 pandemic. The institute was highly successful in offering online classes through a myriad of online platforms such as Zoom, Google meet, Microsoft teams.
7. Institutional Initiatives for Electoral Literacy:
The coordinating faculty members in association with the government electoral committee has taken initiatives for voter awareness campaigns, promotion of ethical voting.
The institution has taken measures to register the eligible students as voters in association with the government agencies in the district.
NAAC Criteria Wise Summary
Criteria 1: Curricular Aspects
- The Institute is affiliated to DrYSR University of Health Sciences formerly known as Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences. The curriculum for all the medical colleges is designed and developed by National Medical Commission Formerly Medical Council of India. A broad guideline for the implementation of the curriculum is given by the Affiliating University.
- The College council of the Institute plans for the mechanisms of delivery and evaluation of the curriculum as per the given guidelines. In addition, the planning for value additions, clinical visits, community postings are carried out by the College Council as per the guidelines. The process of planning, delivery and evaluation is well-defined process.
- The Medical Education Unit and Curriculum committee aid the planning and delivery of the curriculum process. Most of the courses in the MBBS program and all the PG programs are inter-departmental in nature. The institute also integrates cross-cutting issues relevant to gender, environment and sustainability, human values, right to health and other issues as prescribed by the regulatory bodies.
- The Foundation Courses as outlined in the NMC curriculum has provision for integrating all these issues. In addition, the college conducts programs through NSS, Internal Complaints Committee for cross-cutting issues relevant to gender, environment and sustainability.
- Admission to the MBBS course and PG programs is contingent upon the NEET percentile score. The admission process for undergraduate and postgraduate programs is governed by the norms and regulations set forth by the affiliating university or the Admission Regulatory Authority
- The college council has been tasked with the development of micro-planning, a comprehensive schedule of teaching and learning programs, the distribution of teaching modules, the alignment of learning objectives, the specification of teaching and learning tools, and the formulation of formative assessment tools for council Phase I, Phase II, Phase III Part 1, and Phase III Part 2 of MBBS program and the PG programs.
Criteria 2: Teaching- Learning and Evaluation
- The admission process for students is characterized by transparency with regards to constitutional reservation, gender, and the residency of candidates. The admission procedure for all students is regulated by the norms and regulations set forth by the Admission Regulating Authority, which is established by the government of Andhra Pradesh.
- The college has implemented an ICT-based blended learning system to facilitate the teaching and learning process. This system includes various components such as didactic lectures, tutorials, practical sessions, integrated sessions, clinical case study discussions, group learning sessions, problem-solving sessions, periodical quiz sessions, and problem-based and self-directed learning sessions. Simulated or video demonstrations typically precede practical sessions. The college has incorporated various online e-platforms, including Google Classroom, Google Meet, and other digital e-resources.
- The college provides personalized monitoring and guidance to students through its comprehensive mentor mentee program, and maintains a teacher-student ratio that exceeds the minimum requirement. The institute assesses the learning levels of students and conducts special programmes for advanced and slow learners.
- The NMC/university's prescribed skills training modules are implemented in a skill lab environment, utilizing manikins, simulated patients, trained normal patients, practical demonstrations, and case-based research. Postgraduate students engage in a variety of academic activities, including clinical meetings, seminars, tutorials, and clinical teaching for undergraduate students, in addition to their research obligations as part of their curriculum.
- The teachers of the college have good profile and are well known in their medical profession. The average experience of a faculty member of the institute is more than 10 years. More than 30 teachers of the college have trained by reputed institutes in the development and delivery of e-content.
- The evaluation methods employed by the college adhere to the requirements set forth by the affiliating University. These methods encompass a variety of formats, such as concise and succinct response questions, multiple-choice questions, prescription writing, laboratory report analysis, case presentation, Objective Structured Practical Examination (OSPE), Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), and Viva Voce Examination. Each phase has formative assessments and ends with a summative assessment conducted by the university.
Criteria 3: Research, Innovations and Extension
- The college's faculty members, undergraduates and postgraduate students are actively engaged in research endeavours and in disseminating their findings through publication in nationally and internationally recognized indexed journals. The faculty members of all departments within the college and hospital are encouraged to engage in and support fundamental and interdisciplinary research in addition to their usual teaching
responsibilities. The institution fosters a research-oriented environment by encouraging undergraduate, postgraduate students and faculty members to engage in academic programs, conferences, and research-related meetings. The institution has established a Research Committee with the purpose of conducting scientific evaluation, overseeing the advancement of research projects carried out by undergraduate, postgraduate students, and promoting the submission of research proposals to funding organizations. The College has established an Institutional Ethical Committee to conduct ethical evaluations of research projects undertaken by the students and faculty of the college
- The college's Extension and Outreach initiatives encompass the establishment of a primary rural health center in Anandapuram and a UHC (Urban Health Center) in Pedda Waltair, both located in the city of Vizag, with the aim of providing community service.
- Additional community extension activities encompass the coordination of routine multi-specialty diagnostic camps, blood donation camps, dental check-up camps, and initiatives focused on cancer awareness and early detection among the tribal regions in and around Visakhapatnam and neighbouring districts.
- The college is actively engaged in national health care initiatives including immunization programmes.
Criteria 4: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
- The college and hospital offer a range of infrastructure and learning resources to support the education and training of undergraduate and postgraduate students. These include well-trained clinical staff, air-conditioned lecture halls with ICT capabilities, fully equipped practical laboratories, demonstration rooms, museums, a skill lab featuring manikins and simulation instruments, as well as community health centers that serve as training sites for both rural and urban healthcare.
- The college has also established separate accommodations for male and female students, as well as housing for both teaching and non-teaching personnel. The institution possesses both a facility for bottling water and a plant for treating sewage. The medical college and hospital building are equipped with CCTV surveillance systems and Wi-Fi connectivity.
- The library is air-conditioned and has been created in accordance with the requirements set by the National Medical Commission (NMC). The library has a good collection of books, journals and other resources as mandated by regulatory bodies. Additionally, these areas are furnished with air conditioning units to ensure a comfortable environment for users. The e- library facility is also accessible. The library is automated using the Integrated Library Management System (KOHA). The library provides students with access to photocopying and scanning services. The Library is affiliated with the University's electronic consortium, NTRMEDNET/YSRMEDNET, which allows users access to electronic journals.
- The teaching hospital associated with the institution has a capacity of 950 beds and is equipped with all the amenities mandated by the Medical Council of India (MCI) / the National Medical Commission (NMC). It offers sufficient clinical resources to facilitate the educational experience of medical students.
- The hospital is empanelled with patient welfare initiatives implemented by the government of Andhra Pradesh/Govt. of India. This affiliation allows for the extension of government-sponsored welfare benefits to the underprivileged segments of society.
- The hospital infection control committee (HICC) engages in ongoing environmental and water surveillance, as well as providing education to students and staff members regarding safety procedures. The hospital also employs several approaches to ensure the transmission of accurate information regarding patients' rights and duties.
Criteria 5 : Student Support and Progression
- The institution possesses a well-established framework for student support, which actively monitors and assesses the academic progress of its students. The college employs many upgrading and development programmes for students, encompassing areas such as wellness, life skills, and communication skills. The student support systems encompass several significant initiatives. These include the implementation of a mentor-mentee program aimed at resolving personal and peer-related issues. Additionally, there is an academic counselling program at the department level, which aims to address academic challenges faced by students. Furthermore, there is a wellness centre that looks into the counselling and need-based psychiatric counselling program in place to address psychosocial issues. Lastly, a comprehensive anti-ragging program has been established in accordance with the regulations set forth by the Medical Council of India/NMC.
- Periodic remedial academic sessions are arranged for students who demonstrate a need for further support and assistance. The college consistently appeals to students from diverse populations, promoting gender fairness. The Government of Andhra Pradesh provides scholarships and fee waiver initiatives, while the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) grants research help to meritorious students. Medals and prizes are bestowed upon meritorious students in recognition of their exceptional academic accomplishment.
Criteria 6: Governance, Leadership and Management
- The determination of institutional goals and the establishment of successful governance and leadership are influenced by the vision and purpose of the institution. The college has a clearly articulated vision and mission that reflects its commitment to serve the community, as well as its strategic goals of achieving quality and innovation in medical education and healthcare
- The governance organizational architecture is designed to promote inclusivity and transparency in order to facilitate successful dynamic leadership and decentralized administration. The individuals comprising the board of management are distinguished professionals who possess exceptional competence and extensive experience in administrative roles, demonstrating their demonstrated competencies and leadership qualities
- The Dean of the college serves as the principal executive and oversees the academic and administrative operations of the college. The administrative operations of the hospital are taken care of by the medical superintendent. This is accomplished through the establishment of both statutory and non-statutory committees, which are responsible for managing the many academic and administrative functions of the college and hospital.
- The college and hospital committees convene on a regular basis to offer their suggestions to the Dean and Medical Superintendent pertaining to the initiation, monitoring, evaluation, modification, and implementation of policies for the management of the medical college and hospital.
- The college administration has established guidelines for the recruitment process, evaluation of faculty and nonteaching employees in academic and administrative roles, implementation of staff welfare measures, adherence to a code of conduct, and determination of service conditions, including policies related to leaves.
- The College quality assurance mechanism is maintained through the College Council of the college. The college Medical Education Unit conducts programs regularly for the quality improvement of the faculty. Different committees have been formed by The Dean of the college for the preparation of documents relating to NABL, NABH, NAAC.
- The different committees have a major role in participative and decentralized management. They help in governance by regularly providing inputs to the Administration.
- The financial records of the college and hospital undergo annual audits conducted by external entities to assess their income and expenditures. The college has implemented a realistic strategy to effectively manage its financial resources by ensuring optimal usage and performance.
Criteria7: Institutional Values and Best Practices
- Since its establishment, GVPIHCMT has been cognizant of its objectives, vision, fundamental principles, and obligation to the community, environment, and society at large. The institution is continuously striving to instil these values in all its students and staff members. Gender equality has emerged as a focal point in the establishment of a harmonious working environment. Regular gender sensitization programs are conducted for students, faculty members, and other staff members in order to highlight the importance of respectful behavior, equal participation, effective coordination, cultural understanding, addressing gender-related difficulties, ensuring safety, and upholding rights.
- The college demonstrates a strong commitment to inclusivity by implementing accessibility measures such as lifts, ramps, and accessible toilets in both the medical college and hospital building, catering to the needs of individuals with disabilities.
- To foster awareness, motivation, and knowledge among the emerging cohort of healthcare professionals, both students and faculty members actively commemorate several international observances pertaining to health and community welfare. This is accomplished through the organization of pertinent activities, including quizzes, seminars and symposiums.
- The College conducts environmental and energy audit through an external agency and has formulated Green Campus initiatives. The water conservation facilities are available in the college. The college has an understanding/MoU with several organizations for the management of degradable and non-degradable waste which include the Municipal Corporation, Maridi, etc.
- Two best practices include tribal health care management that provide ample opportunities for the medical students to understand the relevant diseases in the community.
Criteria8: Medical Part
- The Institute offers courses leading to award of MBBS, MD & MS Courses. These studies are as per the guidelines of the National Medical Commission Formerly Medical Council of India, and the Degrees are awarded by the Dr YSR University of Health Sciences, formerly Dr NTR University of Health Sciences.
- The admission to the MBBS/PG course is based on the NEET percentile score. The range of NEET score is 52-97 percentile, average NEET score is 87.9 of MBBS students in the preceding year. The admission for PG students has started from the year 2021. The institute has implemented Competency Based Medical Education as stipulated by NMC from the year 2019
- The medical education unit of the college conducts regular training seminar/workshops for faculty to update their knowledge, skill for implementing competency-based curriculum. The students of the college are exposed to quality of care and patient safety procedures. The institute has initiated methods and measures to assess the students in Clinical practices. The medical, legal, social and ethical issues related to the medical profession specifically in organ transplantation are disseminated to the students through instructional sessions. The child immunization processes in the hospital are carried out as per the WHO guidelines.
- As per the NMC guidelines, college has developed a mechanism to implement and evaluate the attainment of Medical Graduate Attributes. The Medical Education Unit in Consultation with the Dean of the College regularly conducts quality development programmes for the benefit of the faculty of the college. The college has a BSL II Lab accredited by NABL. The students are also exposed to micro-legal practices through different sessions.
Functions of the Institution:The Institute has two functions: Academic and Healthcare
The Institute offers courses leading to award of MBBS, MD & MS Courses. These studies are as per the guidelines of the National Medical Commission Formerly Medical Council of India, and the Degrees are awarded by the Dr YSR University of Health Sciences, formerly Dr NTR University of Health Sciences
The first batch completed the MBBS Course and the compulsory Internship in 2021. The number of students taken in is 150. In January 2023, the National Medical Council has sent a letter of Intent sanctioning 200 student intake from the year 2023-24. The studies are divided into Phase 1,2 and 3 and follow the syllabi and curriculum directed by the NMC, as per the Competency Based Medical Education program. (CBME) introduced from 2019-20 academic year. The degrees are awarded after completion of One year of compulsory rotator Internship program.
Post graduate courses offering the degrees of MS and MD were started in the year 2021 in the departments of Surgery, Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology, ENT, Radiology, Medicine, Paediatrics, Respiratory Medicine, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Anaesthesia, Pathology, and Community Medicine.
The GVP Hospital: A Hospital with 950 beds and functions as a teaching hospital to the medical college. The hospital takes up:
- Healthcare delivery to the neighbourhood
- Runs daily Outpatient services
- Runs Inpatient services with a hospital of 950 beds, 10 operating rooms, ICU and other ancillary
- Pain Clinic, ART Centre, MDR Ward, Tobacco Cessation Clinic
- Round the clock Emergency Medicine Department
- Diagnostic Clinical laboratory
- Diagnostic Radiology, fluoroscopy, Imaging with CT, MRI, Ultrasound and Mammography
- Endoscopy Upper and Lower GI, Urologic work
- Nephrology with Dialysis services
- Cardiology Services with Cath Lab
- Urban Healthcare Service at Pedawaltair
- Rural Health Centre at Anandapuram
- Health camps at Paderu and adjacent Tribal areas
Empanelled as a service hospital for:
- YSR AArogya Sri Scheme of AP state Government
- AArogya AAsara,
- Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS)
- ESI Scheme
- Health Scheme-EHS, WJHS, PMJAY, CAPF, DBCS
For any medical college, initial years are a challenge to develop and maintain quality in teaching. The College has on its rolls distinguished and experienced doctors who have served as Principals of Government Medical Colleges and Professors from Government Medical College who have more than 30 years of experience. The college has a good Medical Education Unit which actively is involved in conducting FDPs/Workshops and Training Sessions in the implementation of the Competency based Medical Education.
The administrative heads of the college are quite renowned in the field of Medical Education. The Director- General Prof. Dr. Bhavaraju Subba Rao is an eminent Neuro-Surgeon. He was instrumental in establishing AP Neuro Scientists Association. He has developed a special interest in developing medical colleges in the Coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh. The former dean Prof. Dr. DVSS Ramamurthy is by profession a Urologist who served the AP Government in various medical colleges including RIMS, Cuddapah as the Director. His
administrative experience is of good use to the college in establishing the procedures and protocols in the College and Hospital. The former Medical Superintendent of the associated teaching hospital GVPIHC&MT. Prof. Dr.T.S Prasad too worked in various government hospitals in AP in various capacities. The present Dean Prof. Dr.N.Subba Rao worked formerly as the Director of Medical Education , Andhra Pradesh whose experience is quite vast and has been helpful in the framing the Administrative guidelines of the college.
The College has established a name for itself in the past seven years and is moving forward by producing Medical Graduates who are equipped to serve the community with the motto " Prevention if possible, offering best treatment and finally providing hospice care to any patient"