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Founded in 1987, Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R.Medical University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the metropolis of Chennai (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), Tamil Nadu. Officially accredited/recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R.Medical University (TNMMU) is a coeducational higher education institution. Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R.Medical University (TNMMU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. TNMMU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.
The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University Act, 1987 received the assent of the President of India on 24 September 1987. By 1991, it was ordered that the Act may be called the Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai Act, 1987. This affiliating University started functioning from July 1988 and is governed by the said Act.
The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University is situated in Guindy in the Southern part of the City of Chennai (formerly Madras) in the State of Tamil Nadu, South India; about 6 km from the Chennai International & National Airport and about 12 km from the Chennai Central Railway Station.
It is named after the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, late Dr. M.G. Ramachandran (often referred to as M.G.R.) by the then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Karunanidhi.
This is the only Medical University in Tamil Nadu capable of granting affiliation to new medical and paramedical colleges, government or self – financing; and awarding degrees (also note that until 1988, all degrees of Health Sciences in Tamil Nadu were awarded by the University of Madras).
The Head is the Chancellor, who is the Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu. The day-to-day chief executive is the Vice-Chancellor
The University offers undergraduate qualifications in medicine (MBBS), dentistry (BDS), Nursing, Allied health professions and Indigenous Medicine. It also provides postgraduate courses in various medical and dental subspecialities.
The university is planning to set up a 500-beded hospital on four acres of land on the outskirts of the Raj Bhavan campus, with 300 beds set to be installed in the first year.
List of Tamil Nadu Government’s Medical CollegesTamil Nadu Government Medical Colleges
Tamil Nadu Government Allopathic (Western) Medical Colleges
|1||Thanjavur Medical College||Thanjavur||Thanjavur district||Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University||1958||http://www.tnhealth.org/metmc.htm|
|2||Madras Medical College and Research Institute||Park Town, Chennai||Chennai district||Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University||1835||http://www.mmc.tn.gov.in/|
|3||Stanley Medical College||Royapuram, Chennai||Chennai district||Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University||1938||http://www.tnhealth.org/mesmc.htm|
|4||Government Kilpauk Medical College||Chetput (Chennai)Chennai||Chennai district||Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University||1960||http://www.gkmc.in/|
|5||Chengalpattu Medical College||Chengalpattu||Kanchipuram district||Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University||1965||http://www.chengalpattumedicalcollege.org/ & http://www.tnhealth.org/mechmc.htm|
|6||Madurai Medical College||Madurai||Madurai district||Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University||1954||http://www.tnhealth.org/memmcm.htm|
|7||Coimbatore Medical College||Coimbatore||Coimbatore||Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University||1966||http://www.tnhealth.org/mecmcc.htm|
|8||Tirunelveli Medical College||Tirunelveli||Tirunelveli district||Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University||July 1966||http://www.tvmc.ac.in/ & http://www.tnhealth.org/metmcti.htm|
|9||Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College||Salem, Tamil Nadu||Salem district||Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University||1990||http://gmkmc.in/history.asp|
|10||K.A.P.Viswanatham Government Medical College||Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu||Tiruchirappalli district||Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University||1997||http://www.tnhealth.org/mekap.htm|
|11||Thoothukudi Medical College||Thoothukudi||Thoothukudi||Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University||1982||http://www.thoothukudi.tn.nic.in/medical_college.html & http://www.tnhealth.org/methoo.htm|
|12||Government Vellore Medical College||Bagayam||Vellore||Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University||2005|
|Address||No. 69, Anna Salai, Guindy
600 032 Tamil Nadu
|Population range||over 5,000,000|
|phone||+91 (44) 2235 3595|
|fax||+91 (44) 2235 3698|