Vinayaka Mission Kirupananda Variyar Medical College was set up in 1996 and is one of the pioneer institute in Salem. The college is located in Salem, Tamil Nadu and it has been recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI), New Delhi and Government of Tamil Nadu. As a constituent part of the Vinayaka Mission's Research Foundation Deemed University, Salem, the college is affiliated to the Tamil Nadu Dr M G R Medical University, Chennai. The college is combined with a 700 bedded hospital. The college admits students in its undergraduate (MBBS) and postgraduate courses (MD, MS, Diploma) in the field of Medical Sciences.