Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Medical College (SSRMC), created 1996, is the first medical college of Mauritius, established by the Indian Ocean Medical Institute Trust (IOMIT) in Mauritius in the memory of the ‘father of the nation’, late Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam. Mr. R.P.N. Singh, an educationist and a social planner from India, is the founder Chairman and Managing Trustee of the trust.
The college is situated in Belle Rive, near the city of Curepipe which is 15km from the capital city Of (Port Louis).
The courses offered by the medical college are:
- MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery)
- BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)
It also offers postgraduation (MD/MS) in five disciplines. The duration of the MBBS course is 5years divided into 10 semesters of 6 months each from the date of commencement of the course & the duration of BDS course is 4years (8semesters); followed by 1 year compulsory Rotating Internship
The Indian Ocean Medical Institute Trust (IOMIT) was established in 1996 with the A.V.I.D. objective of promotion of education and learning and setting up a medical college in Mauritius in the name of the ‘father of the nation’ late Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, Who was also a doctor by profession.
The policy planners of the government of Mauritius including the representatives of the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education Science & Technology, Ministry of Economic Planning, International Trade and Development, Tertiary Education Commission, University of Mauritius and Chairman of the IOMIT planned the setting up of the SSR Medical College in a task force under the Central Policy Analysis and Evaluation Unit, Prime Minister’s Office, government of Mauritius. It was agreed to set up the SSR Medical College affiliated to the University of Mauritius, which would award the graduate and postgraduate degrees.
The SSR Medical College is spread over about 30 acres of land provided by the government with buildings covering an area of about 175,000 square feet (16,300 m2) housing the pre-clinical and the para-clinical departments. The Ministry of Health and Quality of life has promised ‘unflinching support’ and provides Jawahar Lal Nehru Hospital, Victoria, SSR and other specialty hospitals having more than 2000 beds for the clinical training of the students of the SSR Medical College.
The College is duly approved by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC), Mauritius and the MBBS degree is recognised by the Medical Council of Mauritius / the WHO / Medical Board of California, USA and almost in all other countries of the world, subject to local regulations/exams.
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