Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute

Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute (MGMCRI) is a medical college and hospital located in the Bahour taluk of the union territory of Puducherry, India. The institute is run by the institution of Sri Balaji Educational and Charitable Public Trust (SBECPT) and founded by chairman, Shri M.K. Rajagopalan.

Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute
MottoTorches For Tomorrow
TypeMedical College
ChairmanMr Rajagopalan M Kre
Undergraduates250 per year (MBBS) since 2014
Postgraduates62 per year
SBV Campus, Pillayarkuppam, Pondicherry 607 402, India
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11°48′43″N 79°46′41″E / 11.81207°N 79.77805°E / 11.81207; 79.77805Coordinates: 11°48′43″N 79°46′41″E / 11.81207°N 79.77805°E / 11.81207; 79.77805
CampusUrban, 27 acres (0.11 km2)
AffiliationsSri Balaji Vidyapeeth University

The institution is recognized by the Medical Council of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the Government of India, and the Government of Puducherry. M.G.M.C.R.I was affiliated to Pondicherry University. M.G.M.C.R.I was recognized as a deemed university by university grants commission, New Delhi,on fourth August 2008.

The campus is situated at Pillayarkuppam, 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) from the city of Pondicherry, near the town of Cuddalore.


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. Dr Dubey, an excellent administrator, teacher and clinician, had served as director of many institutions across India, including JIPMER. He also served as an inspector to the prestigious Medical Council of India. It was during his tenure the institution took complete shape and received international reputation.The period referred to as The Golden Period of MGMCRI. He held the office till the first batch of MBBS students passed out of the institution. Dr James Gnanadoss served as the director of the institute after the tenure of Dr Dubey.

MGMCRI Hospital Lawn and Fountain

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).


Clinical departmentsEdit

Apart from the complete gamut of specialities ranging from general surgery to radiology, the hospital also conducts special clinics in liaison between different clinical departments such as

Recent additions include cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, neurology and neurosurgery in addition to urology and pediatric surgery [1]

Preclinical and paraclinical departmentsEdit

List of postgraduate coursesEdit

MD Course

Para Clinical

  • Anatomy
  • Bio-chemistry
  • Community medicine
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Microbiology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology


  • Anaesthesiology
  • Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy
  • General Medicine
  • Paediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Tuberculosis & Chest Diseases ( Pulmonary Medicine)

MS Courses

  • General Surgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Otorhinolaryngology


University rankings
General – India
NIRF (Overall) (2018)[2]23

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranked Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute 23 among Medical Institutions in India.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Brochure of M.G.M.C&R.I
  2. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2018 (Overall)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2018.

External linksEdit