Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute, Pondicherry

MGMCRI – Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, is a leading medical institution in Pondicherry. Drawing its name from the great patriotic driving force, emancipator and Father of our Nation – Mahatma Gandhi, it stands upright, true to its lofty name and fame. Under affiliation to Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, a Deemed University, MGMCRI offers an amicable and academically challenging environment with an excellent reputation for teaching quality, state-of-the-art study and treatment facilities by it supportive staff. Nationally commended for its academic contributions to professional health education, our Institution serves a highly unique and culturally diverse student body and upholds excellent quality standards, academic advancement and personal growth among its students.

Location and Surroundings

Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute stands strikingly as an architectural beauty, with its massive structures on the east coast road, at Pillaiyarkuppam, between Puducherry and Cuddalore. Strategically located on the NH-45A National Highway, very close to Cuddalore town and 14 kms from Puducherry, it provides a gamut of medical services to the numerous urban and rural public in the surroundings.

Puducherry, now an educational hub, tracing its past to the French culture and architecture, breathtaking backwater scapes, colourful shopping arcades. streets, beach promenade for a nice stroll and sea breeze, gastronomic delights, wealth of tourist sites viz., Auroville, Aurobindo Ashram, Manakkula Vinayakar Temple, attract more number of tourists than any other city in south India.

A visionary and trend-setter Shri. M. K. Rajagopalan, Chairman is the founder and innovator who loves challenging tasks. He believes that a vision backed with a strong commitment and dedicated efforts can make things happen, transform lives and change the world we live in. His pioneering venture in the Union Territory of Pondicherry introduced 6 colleges, setting a dynamic trend in the field of professional education. His endeavours paved the way for others to follow him and today Puducherry boasts more number of professional colleges than any other State for its area and population. His unquenched zeal for educational promotion brought a boon to Chennai too, one more milestone with the birth of SSSMC&RI in 2008.

The Institution is headed by Professor KR Sethuraman. MD, PGDHE., Vice-Chancellor, Balaji Vidyapeeth University.

MCI Recognition & Government Approval

Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute has been recognized by Medical Council of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi and the Government of Puducherry for conducting Under-graduate and Post-graduate Medical Courses

UGC Approval & University Status

Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, is proud to have been recognized for its successes, achieving the highest possible Deemed University status conferred by University Grants Commission, New Delhi, embracing the domain Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth University.

FAIMER Enlistment

Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute has been enlisted in the most referred FAIMER International Medical Education Directory published by Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research, USA.

Academic & Research activities

All academic activities of the faculty members are co-ordinated by the Scientific and Academic Forum of MGMCRI. This forum organizes scientific meetings once a month.

Biomedical research receives high priority at MGMCRl. Our institution liaison with governmental and non-governmental organizations for research grants. All research activities are supported and co-ordinated by the Research Committee of MGMCRl.

Our educational philosophy

Our full-fledged Hospital offers vast and varied clinical material to all our students to gain exposure and suitable academic training along with in-depth knowledge for practical professional development. At MGMCRI, strong emphasis in laid on implementation of the undergraduate medical curriculum involving bed-side clinical training. A humane and holistic approach to healthcare is practiced, taught and imposed on all levels. Emphasis is on moulding a ‘complete’ physician who will cure the ‘patient’ and not just treat the ‘disease’. In addition, our students are taught to be competent and well-versed in conventional and advanced medical setups.

Innovative Teaching learning methods

Our study programs and teaching methods are in line with international standards and continuously undergo self-evaluation and self-improvement by means of internal and external quality validation. Among our faculty and staff we give emphasis to qualities as innovation, flexibility and a continuous sense of advancement.

Students and Research

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) conducts Short Term Research Studentship Program in order to promote interest and aptitude for research among medical undergraduates. According to the program’s mission statement, “the main objective of this program is to provide an opportunity to undergraduate medical students to familiarize themselves with research methodology and techniques by being associated for a short duration with their senior’s ongoing research program or by undertaking independent projects.” We ensure that the students at MGMCRI get opportunities to participate in these ICMR projects.

Futuristic Approach

MGMCRI desires to remain competitive in the world’s rapid march towards IT-enabled medical education. Our faculty members are already aware of how modern and powerful computer technology can be used to enhance the quality of medical education. With a steadily expanding infrastructure, we are poised to take on the demands and challenges involved in the implement of advanced electronic pedagogical techniques such as e-learning, web-based/ computer-based learning.

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