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Dr.M.G.R EDUCATIONAL AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE, CHENNAI  
 

The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University is the only Government Medical University in Tamil Nadu capable of granting affiliation to new medical and paramedical colleges, government or self - financing; and awarding degrees.

Besides Medical and Paramedical courses, the University also regulates dental education and education in the Indian systems of medicine under a single umbrella to maintain uniform and high standards of education. The University also promotes research and disseminates knowledge gained therefrom.

 

History
The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University Act, 1987 received the assent of the President of India on 24th 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 12km from the Chennai Central Railway Station.

It is named after the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, late Dr. M.G. Ramachandran (or fondly called as M.G.R) by the then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Dr. Kalaignar M. Karunanithi.

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 Tanil Nadu were awarded by the University of Madras).

 

Objectives
To maintain uniform standards of high quality medical education throughout the state of Tamil Nadu.
To provide for instructions and training in such branches of learning as it may determine in the field of medical sciences.
To institute degrees, diplomas and other academic distinctions.
To institute lectureships, readerships, professorships and other teaching posts required by the university and to appoint persons to such lectureships, readerships, professorships and other teaching posts.
To institute and award fellowships, scholarships, studentships, exhibitions, medals and prizes in accordance with the status.
To institute research posts and to appoint persons in such posts.
To organise advanced studies and research programs from time to time.
To develop research facilities and to provide for research and for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge in the field of medical sciences.
To provide for continuing medical education.
To establish, maintain and manage institutions of research, university colleges, departments and laboratories.
To encourage co-operation among the colleges, laboratories, hospitals and institutions in the university area and to co-ordinate with other universities and other authorities in such manner and for such purposes as the university may determine.

  Administration
The Supreme Head is the Chancellor, who is the Hon'ble Governor of Tamil Nadu, but then the day-to-day chief executive is the Vice-Chancellor.
  Departments in the Guindy University Campus
Department of Experimental Medicine
Department of Epidemiology
Department of Transfusion Medicine
Department of Medical Genetics
Department of Immunology
 

Courses offered
Undergraduate degrees

Medical
M.B.B.S. Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery

Dental
B.D.S. Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Indigenous medicine
B.S.M.S Siddha Maruthuva Arignar Bachelor of Siddha Medicine & Surgery
B.A.M.S Ayurvedacharya Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery
B.U.M.S Kamil-e-Tib-o-Jarahat Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery
B.H.M.S Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery
B.N.Y.S Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences

Nursing
B.Sc (Nurs) Basic Bachelor of Science in Nursing
B.Sc (Nurs) Post Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Para-medical degrees
B.Pharm Bachelor of Pharmacy
B.P.T Bachelor of Physiotherapy
B.P.T (Trans) Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Transitory)
B.O.T Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
B.O.T (Trans) Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Transitory)
B.M.R.Sc Bachelor of Medical Record Science
B.Sc (M.L.T) Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology
B.M.T (R.D) Bachelor of Medical Technology in Radio-Diagnosis
B.M.T (R.T) Bachelor of Medical Technology in Radio-Therapy
B.M.T (Nucl) Bachelor of Medical Technology in Nuclear Medicine

Post graduate diplomas

Medical
D.G.O Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
D.C.H Diploma in Child Health
D.L.O Diploma in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
D.M.R.D Diploma in Medicine & Radio-Diagnosis
D.M.R.T Diploma in Medicine & Radiation Therapy
D.A Diploma in Anaesthesiology
D.Ortho Diploma in Orthopaedics
D.V Diploma in Venereology
D.D Diploma in Dermatology
D.O Diploma in Ophthalmology
D.T.R.D Diploma in Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases
D.P.M Diploma in Psychiatric Medicine
D.C.P Diploma in Clinical Pathology
D.P.H Diploma in Public Health
D.Lep Diploma in Leprosy
D.Diab Diploma in Diabetology

Nursing
Diploma in Cardio Thoracic Nursing

Para-medical
D.Phy.M Diploma in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
D.H.P.E Diploma in Health Promotion Education
D.A.Nut.D Diploma in Applied Nutrition and Dietetics
D.C.H.D Diploma in Community Health and Development

Post graduate degrees

Medical
M.D General Medicine
M.D Anaesthesiology
M.D Biochemistry
M.D Community Medicine
M.D Dermatology
M.D Forensic Medicine
M.D Geriatric Medicine
M.D Immuno Haematology and Blood Transfusion
M.D Microbiology
M.D Paediatrics
M.D Pathology
M.D Pharmacology
M.D Physiology
M.D Psychiatric Medicine
M.D Radio - Diagnosis
M.D Radio - Therapy
M.D Tuberculosis & Chest Diseases
M.D Venereology
M.D Obstetrics & Gynaecology
M.P.H Master of Public Health
M.S Anatomy
M.S E.N.T. or Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
M.S General Surgery
M.S Ophthalmology
M.S Orthopaedics

Dental
M.D.S Oral and Maxillo Facilal Surgery
M.D.S Periodontia
M.D.S Conservative Dentistry/ Operative Dental Surgery
M.D.S Oral Pathology
M.D.S Orthodontics
M.D.S Prosthetics
M.D.S Oral Medicine and Radiology
M.D.S Paedodontics

Indigenous medicine
M.D (Siddha) Marutthuvam
M.D (Siddha) Gunapaadam
M.D (Siddha) Sirappu Marutthuvam
M.D (Siddha) Kuzandhai Maruthuvam
M.D (Siddha) Noinadal
M.D (Siddha) Nanju Noolum Maruthua Neethinoolum

Nursing
M.Sc (Nurs) Master of Science in Medical & Surgical Nursing
M.Sc (Nurs) Child Health Nursing
M.Sc (Nurs) Maternal Nursing
M.Sc (Nurs) Community Health Nursing
M.Sc (Nurs) Mental Health Nursing

Para-medical
M.Pharm Master of Pharmacy in Pharmaceutics
M.Pharm Pharmaceutical Chemistry
M.Pharm Pharmacognosy
M.Pharm Pharmacology
M.Pharm Pharmaceutical Analysis
M.Pharm Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
M.Pharm Pharmacy Practice
M.Pharm Pyto Pharmacy and Pyto Medicine
M.P.T Master of Physiotherapy in Orthopaedics
M.P.T Neurology
M.P.T Cardio Pulmonary Disease
M.P.T Sports
M.P.T Hand Condition
M.P.T Paediatric Neurology
M.P.T Community
M.P.T Obstetrics & Gynaecology
M.O.T Master of Occupational Therapy
M.Sc Master of Science in Epidemiology
M.Sc Biochemistry
M.Sc Microbiology
M.Sc Medical Sociology
M.Sc Bio-Statistics

Post graduate - Super speciality (or sub-specialty) degrees
D.M Neurology
D.M Cardiology
D.M Medical Oncology
D.M Rhematology
D.M Gastro-Enterology
D.M Nephrology
D.M Clinical Haematology
M.Ch Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
M.Ch Genito-Urinary Surgery
M.Ch Neuro Surgery
M.Ch Paediatric Surgery
M.Ch Plastic Surgery
M.Ch Surgical Gastro-Enterology & Proctology
M.Ch Surgical Oncology
M.Ch Vascular Surgery

 

Trivia
It is one of the premier Medical Universities of India and it is the second largest Health Sciences University in India.

 

External links
The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University Official Website
http://www.tnmmu.ac.in/

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