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Dr. A.S. Ganesan

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 to the continued growth of the institution from its humble beginnings in 1981, to today’s VMRF DU with over 15,000 students and 5000 employees.

Dr. A.S. Ganesan received his Medical Degree in 1992 from Madras Medical College.

Since 1995, Dr. A.S. Ganesan has worked with the Founder Chairman Dr. A. Shanmugasundaram in establishing and developing medical colleges in Pondicherry & Karaikal and an engineering college in Chennai. He took up end-to-end responsibility towards establishing and governing the institutions to offer multiple undergraduate and post graduate programmes.

Dr. A.S. Ganesan was instrumental in growing the campuses into Deemed to be University status in 2001 through his administrative ability and vision to educate and inspire young learners.

In the year 2013, Dr. A.S. Ganesan was appointed as the Chancellor by the Board of Trustees, headed by the Founder Chancellor.

Under his leadership VMRF-DU contributes to the medical and healthcare needs of society through its ambit institutions and network of hospitals. It provides sophisticated facilities and expertise and is also used as a referral center by neighboring hospitals.

VMRF-DU hospitals serve in alleviating the health care problems of rural communities. Dr.A.S.Ganesan’s vision is to uplift economically under privileged sections of society living in rural areas through education, employment, health facilities and social & 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 on promoting innovation, multi-disciplinary research, introducing socially relevant programs, skill development, industry affiliations and international collaborations. He received the Edupreneurs Award for Education Excellence from The Times of India in 2012 and 2014.

Dr. A.S. Ganesan continues the cultural and philanthropic activities started by the Founder Chairman Dr.A.Shanmugasundaram, including the management of the 1008 Shivalaya Temples in Salem which is a part of the Incredible India initiative promoted by India’s Ministry of Tourism and is a landmark in the state of Tamil Nadu. Apart from this, numerous 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.