Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, 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.

The Tamilnadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University Act, 1987 (Act No.37 of 1987) received the assent of the President of India on 24th September, 1987. By Act No.9 of 1991, it was ordered that the Act may be called the Tamilnadu 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 Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University is situated in  Southern part of the City of Chennai (formerly Madras) in the State of Tamilnadu, South India. It is about 6 Km from the Chennai International & National Airport and about 12km from the Chennai Central Railway Station. 

It is one  of the premier Medical Universities of India  named after the former Chief Minister of Tamilnadu, late Dr. M.G.Ramachandran (M.G.R) and it  is the second largest Health Sciences University in India.

This is the only Medical University in Tamilnadu capable of granting affiliation to new medical and paramedical colleges,  government or self - financing; and awarding degrees  (until 1988, all degrees of Health Sciences were awarded by the University of Madras).  

Courses Offered:


Under Graduate Course

    M.B.B.S. (Bachelor of Medicine &  Bachelor of Surgery)

Post Graduate Diploma Courses
    D.G.O. (Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology)

    D.C.P. (Diploma in Clinical Pathology)
    D.C.H. (Diploma in Child Health)
    D.M.R.D. (Diploma in Medical Radio Diagnosis)
    D.M.R.T. (Diploma in Medical Radio Therapy )  
    D.A. (Diploma in Anaesthesiology )
    D.P.H. (Diploma in Public Health)
    D.P.M. (Diploma in Psychological Medicine)
    D.T.C.D. (Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases) 
    D.Phy. (Diploma in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation) (D.PHYS.MED.)
    D.Diab. (Diploma in Diabetology)
    D.D.V.L. (Diploma in Dermatology, Venerology and Leprosy)
    D.Ortho. (Diploma in Orthopaedics)
    D.O. (Diploma in Ophthalmology)
    D.L.O. (Diploma in Oto Rhino Laryngology)

Post Graduate Degree Courses

       M.D. Doctor of  Medicine

       Branch I - M.D.  General Medicine
       Branch II - M.D.  Obstetrics and Gynaecology
       Branch III - M.D.  Pathology
       Branch IV - M.D.  Microbiology
       Branch V - M.D.  Physiology  
       Branch VI  - M.D.  Pharmacology 
       Branch VII - M.D.  Paediatrics
       Branch VIII - M.D.  Radio Diagnosis
       Branch IX - M.D.  Radio Therapy
       Branch X - M.D.  Anaesthesiology
       Branch XII - M.D.  Dermatology, Venerology & Leprosy
       Branch XIII - M.D.  Biochemistry
       Branch XIV - M.D.  Forensic Medicine
       Branch XV - M.D.  Community Medicine
       Branch XVI - M.D.  Geriatrics
       Branch XVII - M.D.  Pulmonary Medicine
       Branch XVIII - M.D.  Psychiatry
       Branch XXI - M.D.  Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  
       Branch XX - M.D.  Immuno Haematology and Blood Transfusion 

M.S. Master of   Surgery

       Branch I - M.S.   General Surgery
       Branch II - M.S.   Orthopaedic Surgery
       Branch III - M.S.   Ophthalmology
       Branch IV - M.S.   ENT
       Branch V - M.S.   Anatomy

Post Graduate Super Speciality Courses

   D.M. Doctor of Medicine

       D.M.   Neurology
       D.M.   Cardiology
       D.M.   Nephrology
       D.M.   Medical Gastroenterology
       D.M.   Medical Oncology  
       D.M.   Rheumatology
       D.M.   Clinical Haematology
       D.M.   Neonatology

  M.Ch.  Master of Chirurgie

       M.Ch.   Cardio Thoracic Surgery
       M.Ch.   Neuro Surgery
       M.Ch.   Plastic Reconstructive Surgery
       M.Ch.   Urology
       M.Ch.   Paediatric Surgery
       M.Ch.   Surgical Gastroenterology and Proctology
       M.Ch.   Surgical Oncology
       M.Ch.   Vascular Surgery


Under Graduate Course

      B.D.S (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

Post Graduate Degree Courses

   M.D.S. (Master  of Dental Surgery)

         Branch I - M.D.S.   Prosthodontics And Crown & Bridge
         Branch II - M.D.S.   Periodontology
         Branch III - M.D.S.   Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
         Branch IV - M.D.S.   Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
         Branch V - M.D.S.   Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics
         Branch VI - M.D.S.   Oral Pathology & Microbiology
         Branch VII - M.D.S.   Public Health Dentistry
         Branch VIII - M.D.S.   Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
         Branch IX -  M.D.S.   Oral Medicine and Radiology


Under Graduate Courses

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

Post Graduate Degree Courses  

    M.D.  Siddha

       Branch I - M.D.  Siddha   Marutthuvam
       Branch II - M.D.  Siddha   Gunapaadam
       Branch III - M.D.  Siddha   Sirappu Marutthuvam
       Branch IV - M.D.  Siddha   Kuzandhai Maruthuvam 
       Branch V - M.D.  Siddha   Noinadal
       Branch VI - M.D.  Siddha   Nanju Noolum Maruthua Neethinoolum



Under Graduate Courses

    B.Sc. Nursing (Basic)
    B.Sc. Nursing for Trained Nurses

Post Graduate Degree Courses

   M.Sc.(N) (Master of Science  in  Nursing)

   Branch I          Medical Surgical Nursing
   Branch II         Child Health (Paediatric) Nursing
   Branch III        Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing
   Branch IV       Community Health Nursing
   Branch V        Mental Health (Psychiatric)  Nursing


Under Graduate Course

   B.Pharm.(Bachelor of Pharmacy)

Post Graduate Degree Courses 

   Branch I - M.Pharmacy  Pharmaceutics
   Branch II - M.Pharmacy  Pharmaceutical Chemistry
   Branch III - M.Pharmacy  Pharmacognosy
   Branch IV - M.Pharmacy  Pharmacology
   Branch V - M.Pharmacy  Pharmaceutical Analysis
   Branch VI - M.Pharmacy  Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
   Branch VII - M.Pharmacy  Pharmacy Practice
   Branch VIII - M.Pharmacy  Pytopharmacy and Pytomedicine

Integrated  Degree Course

   Pharm.D.(Doctor  of  Pharmacy)    


Under Graduate Course

   B.P.T. (Bachelor of Physiotherapy)

Post Graduate Degree Courses

   M.P.T.(Master of Physiotherapy)

  Elective Subjects  

    1. Advance Physiotherapy in Orthopaedics
    2. Advance Physiotherapy in Neurology
    3. Advance Physiotherapy  in  Cardio Pulmonary Disease
    4. Sports Physiotherapy
    5. Paediatric Neurology
    6. Hand Conditions
    7. Community  Physiotherapy
    8. Physiotherapy in Obstetrics and Gynaecology


Under Graduate Course

   B.O.T.(Bachelor of Occupational Therapy)
Post Graduate Degree Courses

   M.O.T. (Master of Occupational Therapy)     

  Elective Subjects  

      1. Advance Occupational Therapy in Paediatrics
      2. Advance Occupational Therapy in Mental Health
      3. Advance Occupational Therapy in Neurology
      4. Advance Occupational Therapy in Orthopaedics


   B.M.R.Sc. (Bachelor of Medical Record Science)
   B.Sc.(MLT) (Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology)
   B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science in Optometry)

   Diploma in Health Promotion Education
   Diploma in Applied Nutrition and Dietetics
   Diploma in Community Health and Development
   Post Graduate Diploma in Learning Disability

    Master of Public Health
    M.Sc.   Epidemiology
    M.Sc.  Biochemistry  (Non Clinical)
    M.Sc.  Microbiology (Non Clinical)
    M.Sc.   Medical Sociology
    M.Sc.   Bio-Statistics
    M.Sc.   Hospital Administration
    M.Sc.   Anatomy (Non Medical)
    M.Sc.   Physiology (Non Medical)
    M.Sc.   Biochemistry (Non Medical)

Contact Us:

Tamil Nadu Dr. M. G. R Medical University
Guindy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Telephone   :  91- 44-  22353574, 91- 44- 22353576 upto 79, 91- 44- 22353093, 91-44- 22301760 upto 63, 91-44-22301764
FAX :  91-44-22353698

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