Rare Honour conferred on Educationalist Sri. A. C. Shanmugam by Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, UK
Sri. A. C. Shanmugam Founder Chancellor of Dr. M.G.R. Educational & Research University and Chairman of Rajarajeswari Group of Institutions has been conferred Honorary Fellowship by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, U.K. a rare distinction meant only for distinguished Medical Professionals and Scientists. This is a true validation of the services rendered by Sri. A.C. Shanmugam in the fields of Education and Healthcare Services.
In fact he is only the 2nd Indian after Late President Sri Narayanan to receive this recognition from the Non- Medical fraternity. In the 400 year old History of the prestigious Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow this award has been conferred on only a handful of Non Medical personalities.
The process of granting this honour started early in 2012 when the then President of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow Prof. Ian Andreson visited RajaRajeswari Medical and Dental Institutions at Bangalore. Impressed by the way the Institutions are run and seeing the quality of Medical and Dental Care being provided to poor and rural population free of cost, the team recommended the honour to Sri. A.C. Shanmugam. Following his visit the next President Prof. Frank Dunn also visited the Medical and Dental facilities at Bangalore in 2013 and appreciated how a single person could do so much of Philanthropy by providing the best of Medical and Dental care equal to that available in corporate hospitals to the poor free of cost. He also appreciated the rural medical care provided by adapting 100 or more villages in the surrounding 4 distincts and providing them primary to tertiary Medical care by Mr. Shanmugam’s Medical and Dental Colleges.
Last year Prof. Andrew Edwards the International Associate Director of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow came and conducted Maxillofacial Surgeries a the Medical college and strongly advocated suitable recognition to the founder Chairman for the selfless service being given in the form of education and health care.
As a culmination of all these efforts the present President Prof. David Galloway and the Fellowship Committee of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow visited the Dental and Medical Colleges at Bangalore on 23.02.2018 and decided to confer the Honorary Fellowship of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (FRCPS) on Sri. A. C. Shanmugam and the same was confirmed at the admission ceremony held at Taj West End Hotel of Bangalore on 25th February 2018.
The present President Prof. David Galloway and the Fellowship Committee of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow are visiting RajaRajeswari Medical College and Hospital campus on 23rd February, 2018 and will be interacting with the Heads of the Departments and the students.
Mr. A. C. Shanmugam will travel to Glasgow, U.K. in June to receive this prestigious award and recognition at a Glittering ceremony being held at the historic BUTE HALL of the Glasgow University where Noble Laureates and famous scientists were conferred similar Recognitions during the past 400 years.