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Vinayaka Missions University
Main Campus
Motto Vision-Wisdom-Unity
Established 1983
Type Private
Chancellor Dr. A. Shanmugasundaram
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. V.R.R.Rajendran
Staff 3000
Students 15,000
Location Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
Campus Rural
Nickname VMU
Affiliations UGC,MCI,DCI,NBA,DEC

Vinayaka Missions University (VMU), formerly known as Vinayaka Mission's Research Foundation, Deemed University, is a higher education institution based in Salem, Tamil Nadu, India and it is the 48th University in country. The deemed university status was conferred by the Ministry of Human Resources Development (India) with the recommendations of UGC (Established Under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956) to Vinayaka Mission's Research Foundation as an acknowledgment of excellence and satisfaction for the highest levels of academic standards and its infrastructure facilities provided to achieve excellence in education.It was renamed as VMU in 2006 as per a new decree issued by the University Grants Commission enabling deemed universities to change their name to 'university'. The University has 27 colleges nationally and 3 International. It additionally has 3 hospitals in India. The foundation also has branched out internationally with universities in Thailand, Canada, and a medical school in Belize. And recently Vinayaka Missions has established its presence in the United States with a medical campus in the state of Maryland near the city of Hagerstown.



To achieve excellence in education and to make education as a tool for social change for the betterment of the society.


To spread education globally in the field of medicine, dental, paramedical, homeopathy, engineering, management and basic science using existing resources and technology.

Innovation and research

Vinayaka Mission's University aims to become a renowned center for research in the field of Medicine, Dentistry, Paramedical Sciences, Homoeopathy Medicine, Engineering, Technical & Management Sciences, Humanities and Arts & Sciences. VMU is committed to research and innovation, thus providing great opportunity for research and fellowship scholars not only within our institute but from through out India. Our commitment to R&D is progressive enough to face all challenges of our society and our country.

Approval and affiliations

Vinayaka Mission was conferred a University status by Ministry of HRD, Government of India on approval from UGC as per the section 3 of the University Grants Commission (UGC) Act 1956 of the Government of India.


  • Member of Association of Indian Universities.
  • Member of Association of Common Wealth Universities.
  • Member Of Confederation of Indian Industries.
  • Tong Myong University of Information Technology, Bussan, S.Korea.
  • Pinang International Dental College, Malaysia.
  • VIS Professional Portfolio Sdh Bhn, Malaysia.
  • Rangsit University, Thailand
  • Central America Health Sciences University, Belize
  • Centennial College of Applied Arts & Technology, Canada
  • Melbourne School of Knowledge Management, Australia
  • University of Shanghai, China
  • University of Perpetual Help, Philippines
  • Stephen Simpson Homoeopathy School, Queens land, Australia.
  • Faculty of Homoeopathy - Royal college of Homoeopathy, London, UK.
  • Transfactor United, Penang, Malaysia.
  • PMC - Singapore.
  • Vinayka Mission's Oasis Medical College, Sri Lanka
  • Nielsen's Homeopathy Medical Education Research Centre Inc, Canada.


  • Vinayaka Missions Kirupananda Variyar Medical College and Hospitals - Salem.
  • Aarupadai Veedu Medical College and Hospitals - Pondicherry.
  • Vinayaka Missions Medical College and Hospitals- Karaikal.
  • Vinayaka Missions Sankarachariyar Dental College - Salem.
  • Vinayaka Missions Homeopathic Medical College and Hospitals - Salem.
  • Vinayaka Missions Kirupananda Variyar Engineering College - Salem.
  • Vinayaka Missions Annapoorana College of Nursing - Salem.
  • Vinayaka Missions College of Nursing - Pondicherry.
  • Vinayaka Missions College of Nursing - Karaikal.
  • Vinayaka Missions College of Pharmacy - Salem.
  • Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology - Chennai.
  • Vinayaka Missions College of Physiotherapy - Salem.
  • Vinayaka Missions Kirupananda Variyar Arts and Science College - Salem.


  • Diploma
    • DGO (Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology)
    • D.ORTHO (Diploma in Orthopaedics)
    • DCH (Diploma in child Health)
    • DLO (Diploma in Oto Rhino Laryngology)
    • DA (Diploma in Anaesthesiology)
    • DO (Diploma in Ophthalmology)
  • Undergraduate
    • MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)
  • Postgraduate
    • MD (Obstetrics & Gynaecology)
    • MD (Anaesthesiology)
    • MD (General Medicine)
    • MD (Paediatrics)
    • MS (Orthopaedics)
    • MS (General Surgery)
    • MS (ENT)
    • MD (Dermatology Venereology and Leprosy)
    • MS (Opthalmology)
    • M.D (Skin)
    • M.D(Biochemistry)
    • M.S(Surgery, Ophthal & Ortho)*
    • MD (Accident & Emergency Medicine)
    • MD - Radio-Diagnosis / Radiology
    • MD - Microbiology
Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
  • Diploma
    • Diploma in Optometry(D.OPT)
    • Diploma in Hearing Language and Speech(DHLS)
  • Undergraduate
    • Bachelor of Optometry (B.OPT)
    • Bachelor of Audiology and Speech - Language Pathology(BASLP)
    • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)
    • B.Sc (Emergency & Trauma Care Technology)
  • Postgraduate
    • M.Sc (Emergency & Critical Care)
Faculty of Dentistry
  • Undergraduate
    • BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)
  • Postgraduate
    • MDS (Master of Dental Surgery - Prosthodontics)
    • MDS (Master of Dental Surgery - Oral Surgery)
    • MDS (Master of Dental Surgery - Orthodontics)
    • MDS (Master of Dental Surgery - Periodontics)
    • MDS (Master of Dental Surgery - Oral Pathology)
    • MDS (Oral Medicine & Radiology)
Faculty of Homoeopathy
  • Undergraduate
    • BHMS (Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
  • Postgraduate
    • MD (Doctor of Medicine in Homeopathy) - Practice of Medicine
    • MD (Doctor of Medicine in Homeopathy) - Paediatrics
    • MD (Doctor of Medicine in Homeopathy) - Psychiatry
    • MD (Doctor of Medicine in Homeopathy) - Homeopathic Materia Medica
    • MD (Doctor of Medicine in Homeopathy) - Organon of Medicine and Homoeopathic Philosophy
    • MD (Doctor of Medicine in Homeopathy) - Repertory
    • MD (Doctor of Medicine in Homeopathy) - Homoeopathic Pharmacy
    • MD (Doctor of Medicine in Homeopathy) - Homoeopathic Materia Medica -External
    • MD (Doctor of Medicine in Homeopathy) - Organon of Medicine and Homoeopathic Philosophy - External
    • MD (Doctor of Medicine in Homeopathy) - Repertory - External
Faculty of Nursing
  • Undergraduate
    • BSc (Bachelor of Science in Nursing)
  • Postgraduate
    • MSc (Master of Science in Nursing - Psychiatric)
    • MSc (Master of Science in Nursing - Pediatric )
    • MSc (Master of Science in Nursing - Community Health )
    • MSc (Master of Science in Nursing - Medical Surgical )
    • MSc (Master of Science in Nursing - Midwifery & Obstetrical )
  • Research Programmes
Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Undergraduate
    • B.Pharm (Bachelor of Pharmacy)
  • Postgraduate
    • M.Pharm (Master of Pharmacy - Pharmaceutics)
    • M.Pharm (Master of Pharmacy - Pharmacology)
    • M.Pharm (Master of Pharmacy - Pharmaceutical Chemistry)
    • M.Pharm (Master of Pharmacy - Pharmaceutical(Biotechnology)
    • M.Pharm (Master of Pharmacy - Pharmacy Practice)
    • M.Pharm (Master of Pharmacy - Pharmaceutical Analysis)
    • M.Pharm (Master of Pharmacy - Pharmcognosy & Phytochemistry)
  • Research Programmes
Faculty of Physiotherapy
  • Undergraduate
    • BPT (Bachelor of Physiotherapy)
  • Postgraduate
    • MPT (Master of Physiotherapy - Orthopaedics)
    • MPT (Master of Physiotherapy - Neurology)
    • MPT (Master of Physiotherapy - Cardio Thoracic)
    • MPT (Master of Physiotherapy - Sports Physiotherapy)
    • MPT (Master of Physiotherapy - Paediatrics)
    • MPT (Master of Physiotherapy - Hand Rehabilitation)
    • MPT (Master of Physiotherapy - Obstetrics & Gynecology)
    • MPT (Master of Physiotherapy - Community Physiotherapy)
  • Research Programmes
Faculty of Engineering Technology and Management Sciences
  • Undergraduate
    • B.E (Mechanical)(NBA accredited)
    • B.E (Bio-Medical )
    • B.E (Bio-Technology)
    • B.E (Bio-Informatics)
    • B.E (Textile Technology - (Fashion Technology))
    • B.E (Production Engineering)
    • B.E (Civil Engineering)
    • B.E (Instrumentation & Control Engineering)
    • B.E (Mechatronics Engineering)
    • B.E (Information Technology)(NBA Accredited)
    • B.E (Electronics & Instrumentation)
    • B.E (Computer Science)(NBA Accredited)
    • B.E (Electronics & Communication )(NBA Accredited)
    • B.E (Electrical & Electronics )(NBA Accredited)
    • B.E (Lateral Entry)
    • B.Arch (Architecture)
  • Postgraduate
    • M.E (Digital Communication & Networking)
    • M.E (VLSI Design)
    • M.E (Bio-Medical )
    • M.E (Advanced Communication System)
    • M.E (Power Electronics & Drives)
    • M.E (Embedded System Technology)
    • M.E (Computer Science)
    • M.E (Civil Engineering)
    • M.E (Manufacturing Engineering)
    • M.E (Advanced Computing)
    • M.E ( Applied Electronics)
    • M.E (Computer Aided Design)
    • M.E (Environmental Engineering)
    • M.E (Thermal Engineering)
    • M.E (Urban & Transportation )
    • M.E (Soil Mechanics)
    • M.E (Structural Engineering)
    • M.E (Software Engineering)
    • M.E (Instrumentation Engineering)
    • M.E (Optical Communication)
    • M.E (Bio-Informatics)
    • M.E (Information Technology)
    • MSc(Information Technology) - Integrated
    • MSc(Software Engineering) - Integrated
    • MCA (Master of Computer Applications)
    • MBA (Master of Business Administration)
    • MBA (Master of Business Administration) - Trimester
    • MBA (Master of Business Administration) - Executive
  • Research Programmes
Faculty of Arts and Science
  • Undergraduate
    • B.Sc (Bachelor of Science - Bio-chemistry)
    • B.Sc (Bachelor of Science - Microbiology)
    • B.Sc (Bachelor of Science - Computer Science)
    • B.Sc (Bachelor of Science - Hotel & Catering Management)
Faculty of Education
  • Undergraduate
    • B.Ed (Bachelor of Education)
  • Postgraduate
    • M.Ed (Master of Education)*
Faculty of Physical Education
  • Undergraduate
    • B.PEd (Bachelor of Physical Education)
    • BPE (Bachelor of Physical Education)
  • Postgraduate
    • M.P.Ed (Master of Physical Education)
  • Certification Course
    • C.P.Ed (Certification in Physical Education)

This University is very strong and UGC has given a positive report on its performance and has not De-recognized it.The case is going on in the Indian Apex court



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