Chancellor - Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation (Deemed to be University)
Dr. A.S. Ganesan is the Chancellor of Vinayaka Mission’s
Research Foundation (Deemed to be University) and is
instrumental in the growth of the institution from its humble
beginning since 1981 to VMRF DU with over 15,000 students and
more than 5000 employees today.
Dr. A.S. Ganesan completed his Medical Degree in 1992 from
Madras Medical College and continued his higher education in
medical and management at MMC, Chennai and Heidelberg
Since 1995, Dr. A.S. Ganesan has associated himself with the
Dr. A. Shanmugasundaram in establishing and developing medical
colleges in Pondichery & Karaikal and an Engineering College in
Chennai. He took up end to end responsibility towards
establishing and governing the institutions to offer multiple
programs in UG and PG.
Dr. A.S. Ganesan was instrumental in growing the campuses into Deemed to
be University in 2001 through his administrative ability and vision to
achieve the highest levels of distinction in the transmission of
knowledge to inspire the youth.
In the year 2013, Dr. A.S. Ganesan was appointed as the Chancellor by
the Board of Trustees headed by the Founder Chancellor. He provides
strategic guidance and leadership to the Vinayaka Mission’s Research
Foundation (Deemed to be University) offering undergraduate and post
graduate programmes in Medicine, Dentistry, Homeopathy, Pharmacy,
Nursing, Paramedical, Engineering, Management and other disciplines.
Under his leadership VMRF-DU contributes to the medical and healthcare
needs of the society through its ambit institutions and network of
hospitals. It provides sophisticated facilities and expertise and used
as referral centers by the neighboring hospitals. VMRF-DU hospitals
serve in alleviating the health care problems of the rural community.
His vision and continuous focus is to uplift the economically weaker
sections of the society living in rural areas through education,
employment, health facilities, social and community development. He is a
leader par excellence in higher education, well known for his commitment
and advocacy for accessible high quality graduate and post graduate
education for rural youth.
Dr. A.S. Ganesan is keen in promoting innovation, multi-disciplinary
research, introducing socially relevant programs, skill development,
industry affiliations and international collaborations. He received
“Edupreneurs Award for Education Excellence” by “Times of India” in 2012
He is also the President for Aayira Vysiar community which consists of
approximately 4 million people across the globe and he supports health
care programs, educational scholarship, youth welfare, women
empowerment, green initiatives and community transformation.
Dr. A.S. Ganesan continues the philanthropic activities started by the
Dr. A. Shanmugasundaram including management of the magnificent “1008
Shivalaya Temples” in Salem which is also a part of the “Incredible
India“ promoted by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and a
landmark in the state of Tamil Nadu. Apart from this, several temples,
community halls, buildings and lands have been donated for several
charitable activities in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
Dr. A.S. Ganesan is married to Dr. Anuradha and is blessed with a
daughter and a son.