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Madras Medical College And Government General Hospital

E.V.R Periyar Salai ,Park Town

Dr.M.G.R Medical University

About College

The Madras Medical College is an educational institution located in Chennai, India. It was established on February 2, 1835. It is the oldest medical college in India, along with the Medical College Kolkata. The Government General Hospital was started on 16 November 1664 as a small hospital to treat the sick soldiers of the British East India Company.In its early days, the hospital was housed at Fort St. George. In the next 25 years, it grew into a formal medical facility Governor Elihu Yale was instrumental in the development of the hospital and gave it new premises within the fort in 1690.The hospital moved out of the fort after the Anglo-French War[disambiguation needed and it took 20 years before it could settle in the present permanent place in 1772. By 1772, the hospital was training Europeans, Eurasians and natives in Western methods of diagnosis and treatment and methods of preparing medicines. These trained personnel were posted to dispensaries in the district headquarters of the then Madras presidency to assist the qualified doctors. By 1820, the institution had recognition as a model hospital of the East India Company. In 1827, Dr. D. Mortimar was appointed as the superintendent.

The college began as a private medical hall run by Mortimar and was regularised into a medical school in 1835, which was opened by the Governor Sir Frederick Adam.The school was then attached to the Government General Hospital and was sponsored by the state.Indians were admitted into the school in 1842. The college completed 175 years of its education in February 2010, which culminated with a grand function held at the college. The foundation stone for the new building of the college was laid by Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Dr. Karunanidhi, on 28 February 2010.

Since 1857, the college has been affiliated to the University of Madras and all degrees of Health Sciences were awarded by the same until 1988 when the Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University Act, 1987 received the assent of the president of India.This affiliating university started functioning from July 1988 and is governed by the said Act.The college was an independent university called the Madras Medical College and Research Institute (MMC & RI). Later the status as an independent university was withdrawn and the college was affiliated back to the Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, dropping the suffix: "Research Institute" in 2000.


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  • B.Pharm.
  • B.Sc. Nursing
  • BPT
  • MBBS
  • M.D. Anaesthesiology
  • M.D. Biochemistry
  • M.D. Community Medicine
  • M.D. Dermatology, Venerology and Leprosy
  • M.D. Forensic Medicine
  • M.D. General Medicine
  • M.D. Geriatric Medicine
  • M.D. Microbiology
  • M.D. Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • 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 and Chest Disease
  • M.Pharm.
  • M.S. Anatomy
  • M.S. ENT
  • M.S. General Surgery
  • M.S. Ophthalmology
  • M.S. Orthopaedics
  • M.Sc. Nursing
PG Diploma
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Anesthesia
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Child Health
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Pathology
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Radio Diagnosis
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Radio Therapy
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Ophthalmology
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Orthopaedics
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Oto Rhino Laryngology
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Psychiatric Medicine
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases

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