The Rural Medical College since its inception in 1984 - first of its kind in India, is dedicated to serving society as a center of excellence with emphasis on socially meaningful medical education, research and health care. The college was permanently affiliated to Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik as well as University of Pune till it became a constituent unit of this University in 2003. The College as well as the undergraduate and postgraduate course offered was recognized by Medical Council of India. They are also recognized by General Medical Council, U.K and listed by World Health Organization, Geneva. The College has promoted international collaborations in all the thrust areas - medical care, education and research.