The Govt. of India in Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Secondary and Higher Education, New Delhi, on the advise of the University Grants Commission, conferred Deemed to be University status to "Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research (MAHER)" as per Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956 Vide Govt. Notification No.F.9-5/2002-U.3, dated.31.03.2004. At the time of conferment of Deemed University status, BDS and MDS Courses were conducted at Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Maduravoyal, Chennai - 600 095. Subsequently Meenakshi Medical College and Research Institute, Enathur, Kanchipuram and Meenakshi College of Nursing, Mangadu, Chennai were brought under the ambit of MAHER (MU) in Govt. of India's letter No.F.9-11/2004-U.3, dated.26.07.2004, and F.9-22/2004-U.3, dated.02.06.2005.