Medvarsity, India's first virtual medical university was established in April 2000, to provide complementary medical education using information technology, is an initiative by Apollo Hospitals group, leader in healthcare in Asia-Pacific region and NIIT Ltd, the global leaders in e-learning solutions. Medical education has undergone considerable change over the last couple of decades and newer technologies are fast replacing the conventional mode of teaching
Medvarsity has already entered into MOUs with four medical colleges and has nearly 1400 medical students and doctors registered on its platform. Medvarsity courses are even recognized by the Royal College of General Practitioners, U.K. Medvarsity has about 5000 hrs of quality content and is in the process of acquiring more. The content is organized, structured and web enabled in the form of audiovisual lectures, multimedia textbooks, procedural videos, interactive learning tools, clinical case reviews, clinical updates, journal club, Virtual Medical Library, guidelines and protocols, online conferences and CME, live/recorded workshops, expert interactions & discussion fora etc. Its nearly 200 consultants contribute to the above content and also conduct administration skills training, leadership, interpersonal skills, clinical skills training modules, teacher training modules and objective testing training.
Medvarsity complements the existing medical education infrastructure by providing a dynamic network of various medical colleges across the country. It enables students, faculty and practitioners to participate in the virtual classroom, where they can interact with the global peer community and have access to knowledge, resources and techniques cutting across geographical barriers. Augmenting these services is the expertise in online evaluation and assessment, e learning consultancies, automation of libraries, conducting exams online, online payment gateways, telemedicine links etc. Adopting Medvarsity platform not only reduces the costs to an institution but also promotes a broader vision amongst the faculty and students. Being part of the Medvarsity network gives you an international recognition and greater reach especially to the NRI community. Objectively speaking students, faculty and management benefit not just from an individual institution's resources, but from the entire network of colleges created by Medvarsity across the globe.