SAITM - Faculty of Medicine | Message from the President

Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy Russian Federation,
Sri Lanka Campus, Malabe.

As the President, I am proud to announce that SAITM Medical Faculty has been granted degree awarding status by the University Grants Commission. SAITM Medical Faculty is the only private sector owned Medical Faculty in Sri Lanka. I am very happy that my vision for Sri Lankan students who were not admitted to state universities has an opportunity of obtaining a foreign or local Medical degree in Sri Lanka is successful.

The faculty has very talented students who would have missed their vocation had the Campus in Malabe not been established.

After a period of close supervision and monitoring of the facilities available and assessments of students and the academics that we have, the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development Russian Federation has approved our Campus as Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy Russian Federation – Sri Lanka Campus. The degree of MD Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy will be conferred on successful students of first four batches. Opportunity to obtain MBBS (SAITM) Sri Lanka or degree MD – Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy is open for students who will be registered 5th batch onwards.

The Faculty has visiting professors from Peradeniya, Colombo and Kelaniya Universities. Permanent staff consists of qualified professionals from respective subject areas who have been selected carefully according to UGC guidelines.

The laboratories are fully equipped and the Mortuary has enough cadavers for student dissections. We obtain dead bodies from donors.

The Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology laboratories are fully equipped and the building of the anatomy museum to duplicate the Nizhny museum has commenced collecting specimens. Histology laboratories cater to only 10 students in a class and 4 laboratories are functioning.

SAITM has almost completed construction of the High Tech Modern Teaching hospital with 1002 beds at No. 406 B, Church Road, Welivita, Malabe within close proximity to the Campus. The OPD has commenced functioning successfully from 27th September 2012. The wards and the other facilities will be completed by December 2012. When completed this will be Sri Lanka’s largest Private hospital with modern high tech facilities. Even though this will be a private hospital, I have made provisions to treat people who are earning low income with concessionary rates.

University Grants Commission (U.G.C) commenced monitoring of Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy Russian Federation – Sri Lanka Campus on the 19th of November 2010. Even though we have been granted degree awarding status monitoring and compliance is a continuous process which keeps the facilities under control and check on academic staff, their qualifications and in short – overall supervision of our Medical Faculty.

Our students who follow the degree MD – NNSMA Russian Federation will have to sit the Act 16 examination once they graduate. When they pass the Act 16 examination they are eligible to do their internship and practice in Sri Lanka or any part of the world.

Dr. Neville Fernando
MBBS (Ceylon)

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