The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

ESTD 1987
Chennai , Tamil Nadu
State University

To achieve and maintain uniformly high standards of needs-responsive medical education in the State of Tamil Nadu.


MGR University is a state university centred in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University Act, 1987 received the assent of the President of India on September 24, 1987. MGR University Admissions are based on the entrance test which is conducted by the university.
The need to have a separate Medical University in Tamilnadu exclusively to deal with medical education and research at Under graduate, Post graduate and Doctoral level was keenly felt for over a period of years and was under consideration of the State Government since 1980. The State Government appointed a High Level Committee consisting of Dr. A. Venugopal, Dr. M. Natarajan and Dr. S. Kameswaran to go into all aspects of establishing a separate Medical University and make suitable recommendations to the State Government.


1. The institute has linkages with professional societies such as CSI, IEEE, IET (UK), ISTE, SAE and NEN
2. Recently awarded with “Special Status and Significant Autonomy" by MHRD / UGC
3. Exchange programmes with foreign Universities like University of South Australia, University of Sunderland, U.K., University of Adelaide, etc

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