Professor Lt Col Arunachalam Ravikumar


Professor Lt Col Arunachalam Ravikumar MS, Dip NB, DLORCS (England), FRCS (Glasgow), FAMS.

Pro-Vice Chancellor, Medical & Health Sciences

SRM Institute of Science and Technology


Formerly Director, Head of Clinical Services (ENT),

Dean Education of 12 Faculties,

Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education & Research (Deemed to be University), Chennai. 

Member, Academic Council, University Development Council, Advisory Council, BOS.

Awards & Positions

  • Central Air Command Silver Medal for First rank in MS – 1985.
  • National Travel Fellowship, Association of Otolaryngologists of India, 1991.
  • Dr PN Berry, Travel Fellowship, UK, 1992 to 1994.
  • GOC in C, West Command Commendation Card, 2002.
  • Member, National Academy of Medical Sciences (MAMS), 2009.
  • Fellow, National Academy of Medical Sciences (FAMS), 2015.
  • Fellow of Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow, (FRCS), 2017.
  • Assessor for NAAC; National Board of Examinations (DNB); Member, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).
  • Nominated Member, Planning & Development Board, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (DU), Puducherry.
  • Awarded, Col Sangham Lal Memorial Award for 2018 – 19, by NAMS on 12th October 2019.


  • 85 Publications National, International Journals.132 Conference presentations Guest lectures.
  • PhD Guide for 6 scholars & Co- Guide for 4 scholars. Research Projects Completed 3; Current1.
  • Research Ambassador Mentor of the University since 2017.

Current Focus

  • Cochlear implantation (Director of Cochlear Implant program of SRIHER since 2006).
  • Laryngo Tracheal Stenosis; Noise Protection Devices; Medical Education.
  • Hearing Awareness Camps in Districts of Tamilnadu for children with Hearing impairment.