Rangaraya Medical College was started as a private medical college in 1958. It was the result of dedicated efforts by Dr M V Krishnarao, who was a Minister of Education in the cabinet of Sri Rajaji in the composite Madras state. He was later joined by Colonel Dr D S Raju, M R C P, who was a personal physician of Sri Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and later Deputy Minister of Defence and Health in the cabinet of Sri Jawaharlal Nehru.
Though their efforts started in 1955 the college became a reality on 2nd April 1958 in a meeting in kakinada attended by Sri Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, the then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh in the house of Dr Lakkaraju Subbarao where the Maharajah of pithapuram gave consent to start the Medical College in an orphanage building compled being run by him on pithapuram road kakinada.
As a first step a Society called 'Kakinada Medical Education Society' was registered on 16 April 1958 to oversee the starting of the Medical College by july 1958 with the core aims of providing medical education, Medical research and Medical service.
Vision and Mission
The college aims to provide quality medical education to fulfil the needs of the society as per its socio-economic structure as enunciated in the core principles,.
The college believes that its alumni should not only be efficient doctors who are proficient in the art and science of allopathic medicine but also good human beings with high moral and ethical standards.
The college believes that the doctors it trains not be viewed as gods but friends the patient can trust and open up to receive the best medical care.
The college aims to inculcate a spirit of dedication along with scientific excellence, commitment and clinical acumen in tandem, compassion over passion, and empathy in addition to sympathy.
The college believes in the all-round development of the young adults who will be graduating as mature professionals to shoulder the responsibilities of a care giver whom the society respects as an intellectual.
The college strongly believes that it has a responsible role to provide high-quality health care to the society through a well-equipped, and well-staffed modern tertiary care hospital with a personal touch.
The college believes the human face of medical care is not lost in the gadgetry and mechanisation of modern medical care.
All in all, Rangaraya Medical College aims to contribute efficient, ethical and responsible clinicians who are model citizens committed to deliver holistic health care and be worthy of the people's trust.