About us

Introduction:

Meenakshi Medical College offers one of the most forward-looking educational environments in medicine in the country. Located in Kancheepuram of Tamilnadu, the college is dedicated to training doctors of various branches of medicine as expert clinicians with strong biomedical backgrounds. Meenakshi Medical College is a constituent colleges of MAHER and recognized by Medical Council of India, New Delhi.

MAHER University is a multi-campus, multi-disciplinary research university that is accredited by NAAC and is ranked as one of the best academics & research universities in India.

Since its inception in 2003 by Thirumathi Meenakshi Ammal, a Philanthropist. Meenakshi Medical College has been committed to excellence in education, research, patient care, and community service. It is a constituent of Meenakshi University, from 2004 - 2005. At Meenakshi Medical College, research and teaching are complementary, producing professionals who possess the analytical capacity and the spirit of inquiry to deal with an ever-increasing knowledge base and rapid technological changes.

By treating patients in the college's teaching clinics, Meenakshi Medical college students understand not just how to apply science to practice, but how to employ compassion in the treatment of human illness.

Under the leadership of Mr. A.N Radhakrishnan Chancellor-Meenakshi University, Meenakshi Medical College continues to move into the twenty first century. With a faculty of dedicated clinicians and researchers of which many have earned solid reputations as experts in their fields. The Medical school offers a full spectrum of under graduate and post graduate specialty programs in various descriptions.

Goals:

The institution has been established to provide the faculty with leadership, expertise and support in all areas of Medical education so as to ensure the highest quality in teaching. The primary goal of this institution will be pursued through a commitment to:

  • Development of effective educational and assessment strategies for undergraduate and post graduate students in Medical.
  • Establishment of a staff development programme to cater for all teachers attached to the faculty.
  • Provision of support in coordinating the development and implementation of integrated teaching and learning programmes.
  • Encouragement of quality practice using appropriate technologies in face-to-face and mediated on and off-campus teaching and learning.
  • Development and implementation of an effective evaluation strategy that will promote ongoing quality improvements in Medical education.
  • Encouragement of leadership and innovation in Medical education.
  • Development of an environment that fosters high quality research into Medical education.

To establish and develop Research Centers for Medical science and allied subject. In view of the above fact that the Trust had decided to establish Medical, Dental and Paramedical Colleges under its control to educate the rural, urban poor and deserving candidates for such education and to extend all such other facilities as are applicable for such institutions constituted by the Trust.

Chancellor's Message:
Mr. A.N Radhakrishnan

A renowned humanitarian Mr. A.N Radhakrishnan is the guiding light of MAHER University. His concept of education, stress on research and commitment to instilling universal values has come together to shape MAHER University into an institution where the latest advancements and discoveries combine with compassion and service-mindedness. We can no longer afford to see these two streams of knowledge as flowing in opposite directions. In truth, they complement one another. If we merge these streams, we will find that we are able to create a mighty river-a river whose waters can remove suffering and spread life to all of humanity.”

Leaving apart his personal details, here is the message that he wants to say to every student who want to be a doctor. As a student within the Faculty of Medicine: undergraduate, postgraduate or in Continuing Education; your comprehensive educational experience will involve a blend of basic sciences, medical technology and clinical practice. You will have the opportunity to develop skills like critical analysis, reasoning and problem solving to help you either prepare for or develop further your professional future and your capacity for life-long learning. . It is my fervent appeal that all of you should utilize the learning, training and extracurricular facilities available in the campus to the utmost during your sojourn here as students and do well in your studies.

Medicine is an exciting, versatile, challenging and rewarding career choice. I invite you to apply to study in our many programs. The Faculty of Medicine looks forward to welcoming you.

Dean's message:
Dr.M.Dhanapal,MD.,DM (Cardiology)

Greetings to all of you. I extend a very warm welcome to all. MMCH&RI is one of the best teaching and research institutions in Tamilnadu state for the undergraduate post graduate degree & superspecialty courses by Medical Council of India. This College is a constituent unit MAHER, Deemed University u/s. 3 of UGC Act 1956.

This medical College is having 1350 bedded tertiary hospital with Emergency Care facilities, Trauma, all specialty & superspecialty OPDs, Modular Operation Theatres, Blood Bank & Components. Cath Lab with all the infrastructural facilities and qualified faculties for the quality patient care with human touch.

Our strength lies in a team of highly qualified and experienced dedicated faculty, supported by an equally dedicated paramedical staff. The faculties are encouraged for participating in National and International Conferences and presenting research papers, poster presentation etc. The Staff members are regularly holding Workshops/CME with Eminent Faculty of reputed institution. The College has Urban & Rural Health Centres attached to it. Besides these academic activities, our Outreach Programmes hold medical camps in the rural areas serving the poor and weaker sections of the society. The governing body of the institution gives great importance to patient care medical research and quality.

We assure you the world class education and health care services at this esteemed institute. Additional buildings are under construction for accommodating constituent colleges and administration always keeping your interest in mind. I expect all of you to maintain strict discipline, decency and decorum inside and outside the campus. My best wishes to you all for a bright career. I am very happy to extend a hearty welcome to you once again.

Vice-Principal's Message:
Prof.Dr.M.Chandrasekar M.D., D.A., Ph.D., FAIMS

Greetings and best wishes to all of you. I extend a very warm welcome to all the students aspiring to join our prestigious Institution for their graduate and postgraduate studies. MMCH&RI, is one of the best teaching and research institutions in the India, recognized by the Medical Council of India.

Our Medical College is always in the forefront in introducing the internationally acclaimed state of the art infrastructure facilities and highly qualified and experienced teachers and clinicians for education and management of various health related disorders. In consonance with our vision and mission of establishing and maintaining an affordable, not-for-profit centre of health care excellence, the daily turnover of patients has now touched to an incredible figure of approximately 2980 outpatients and more than 115 admissions per day.

As a charitable institution, in addition to the regular medical camps in urban, rural and tribal areas, the Meenakshi Family - a dedicated team of faculty, students and staff are always in the forefront in extending medical aid in distress situations like tsunami, earthquake and floods with a spirit of compassion to all. Students’ participation in health related value added programs like yoga & meditation, anti-tobacco movement, blood donation and organ donation drive, public awareness programs and environmental aspects are praiseworthy.

In the quest for excellence in quality enhancement and sustenance, our institution sets an example in promoting highly skilled information technology for health care like telemedicine and national quality assurance accreditations such as NAAC, NABH, NABL and ISO hold a respectable position in national surveys.

Our excellent infrastructure includes two Cardiac Cath Labs, two CT Scans including state of the art 128 slice equipment, two MRI machines, Colour Doppler, Dialysis units besides the usual Operation Theatres, ICUs, and very well equipped Laboratories. Facilities exist for specialized investigations like Mammography, various Endoscopies, Blood gas analysis and a host of other sophisticated tests. Our library boasts of the latest Journals and Periodicals, Internet facilities and an air-conditioned environment conducive to learning. Our strength lies in a team of highly qualified and experienced faculty, ably supported by an equally dedicated staff. This is taking the college to newer heights and putting it on the world map. Whether it is winning best paper awards in Conferences, holding Workshops with International Faculty or teleconferencing with top Universities worldwide, laurels and awards are being bestowed upon us from all quarters. Our students are even being selected to present scientific papers at the International and National level.

Besides these academic activities, our Outreach Programmes hold medical camps in the rural areas serving the poor and weaker sections of the society. This fulfills the dream of our Founder President, MMCH&RI to utilize this college to serve mankind. With his dynamic personality, enthusiasm and encouragement our Chancellor, Mr.A.N.Radhakrishnan has added a thrust to Medical research and the College is well on its way to making mark as a world-class Institution of learning, research and high-quality patient care.

I wish all aspirants the best in their career and much happiness and peace in life and congratulate those who get admitted into the hallowed precincts of this prestigious Institution.