This institution is the long felt wish of Thiru Thandavarayapuram Ramasamy Patchamuthu, Chairman of the SRM group of instituitions and the Chancellor of SRM University. SRM is an abbreviation for Sri Ramasamy Memorial. SRM ventured into higher education in 1984, and since then has grown and gained recognition at the National and International level. It was the Chairman's wish to have the medical college in a rural area, considering the needs of the rural masses. His vision of providing modern medical care and education in a rural area was fulfilled by establishing this institution in Irungalur village of Manachanllur Taluk, Tiruchirapalli of Tamil Nadu State. In recognition of the achievements and contributions of Thiru Thandavarayapuram Ramasamy Patchamuthu, to educational science including health care and technology, he was conferred a doctorate by the Faculty of Technology, Engineering and Environment, Birmingham City University (BCU) of United Kingdom on February 19, 2010 (www.timeschennai.com). The title is conferred for the excellent work rendered by him in the field of Engineering and Technology education.