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SMSIMSR focuses on rural medical education, increased enrollment for girls

The SIMSR also has 3 hospitals in India in Palwal, Khargar & Naya Raipur, which also offer free services to their patients

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Debarghya Sanyal New Delhi

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The Sri Madhusudan Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (SIMSR) in Muddenahalli, Karnataka, is set to be India’s first totally free medical college. Speaking with the Business Standard Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai, a spiritual leader and founder of the college, said students won’t have to pay any fee, hostel or food charges.

“We wanted to take medical education to the doorsteps of the large number of rural youths who cannot afford to enroll in higher education institutes. Among girls, the enrolment ratio is even worse, with only one percent of rural girls getting into higher education. With free education,

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First Published: Mar 30 2023 | 11:11 PM IST

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