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.
In building this institution, Mr. M. K. Rajagopal, the young chairman, was assisted by Prof. Rajaram Pagadala, an eminent medical teacher, an able admisitrator and an efficient clinician, as the first director, CEO and dean of the MGMCRI. Prof. Rajaram had the experience of having been the dean of three other medical schools, including JIPMER in Pondicherry, College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur in Nepal and Alluri Sita Ramaraju Academy of Medical sciences (ASRAM) in Eluru in Andhra Pradesh. He was decorated by the President of India as an Eminent Medical teacher of India and was awarded with Dr. B.C. Roy Award in 1993. Dr DS Dubey took charge as the director and dean of the institution in 2002.
The first batch of this college started in 2002 April. Post graduate teaching began in April 2007. Its alumni association came into existence on 16 August 2007 and is known as Mahathma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute Fraternity (MGMCRI Fraternity).
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.
1. A lot of contribution is being made by the Institute in the field of professional health education. High standards of education are relentlessly maintained and the Institute also boasts about excellent academic achievements of their students.
2. Ranks among Top 100 Universities in India as per NIRF 2018 .
3. Only Hospital in Pondicherry to be NABH certified pre-accreditation entry-level hospital.
4. Accredited with NAAC grade A at the first cycle.