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Chennai Medical College (formerly:Madras Medical College), Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu


Chennai Medical College (formerly:Madras Medical College), Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
Address:Park Town, Dr. EVR Salai
Chennai (Madras) (District Chennai (Madras))
Tamil Nadu, India
Pin Code : 600003

Chennai Medical College (formerly:Madras Medical College), Chennai (Madras) Tamil Nadu is a recognised institute / college. Status: Government. Chennai Medical College (formerly:Madras Medical College), Chennai (Madras) Tamil Nadu is also known as Madras Medical College and Research Institute. Chennai Medical College (formerly:Madras Medical College), Chennai (Madras) Tamil Nadu was established on / in 1835.

Chennai Medical College (formerly:Madras Medical College) is situated in Chennai (Madras) of Tamil Nadu state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Chennai (Madras) comes under Chennai (Madras) Tehsil, Chennai (Madras) District.

Fax # of Chennai Medical College (formerly:Madras Medical College), Chennai (Madras) Tamil Nadu is 044-6523057, 25305115.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Chennai Medical College (formerly:Madras Medical College), Chennai (Madras) Tamil Nadu are 9176000305, 9443637478, 9842403737, 9443257406.

email ID(s) is Chennai Medical College (formerly:Madras Medical College) Chennai (Madras) Tamil Nadu

Website of Chennai Medical College (formerly:Madras Medical College), Chennai (Madras) Tamil Nadu is http://www.mmcindia.net/, www.madrasmedicalcollege.edu, www.mmc.tn.gov.in/.

Contact Details of Chennai Medical College (formerly:Madras Medical College), Chennai (Madras) Tamil Nadu are : Telephone: +91-44-5365163, 5360881, 25305238
(Ph: +91-44-2563131/2564764)

The Madras Medical College, Madras, India, established in 1835, is one of the oldest Medical Colleges in the Indian Subcontinent.


Number of seats in Chennai Medical College (formerly:Madras Medical College), Chennai (Madras) Tamil Nadu is 165.
Chennai Medical College (formerly:Madras Medical College), Chennai (Madras) Tamil Nadu runs course(s) in Medical stream(s).
Diploma in Anesthesia
Diploma in Child Health
Diploma in Clinical Pathology
Diploma in Dermatology
Diploma in Diabetology
Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Diploma in Ophthalmology
Diploma in Orthopaedics
Diploma in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Diploma in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Diploma in Psychological Medicine
Diploma in Public Health
Diploma in Radio Therapy
Diploma in Radio-Diagnosis
Diploma in Tuberculosis & Chest Diseases
DM - Clinical Haematology
DM - Gastroenterology
DM - Nephrology
DM - Neurology
DM - Oncology
DM - Rheumatology
M.Ch - Endocrine Surgery
M.Ch - Neuro Surgery
M.Ch - Paediatric Surgery
M.Ch - Plastic Surgery
M.Ch - Surgical Gastroenterology
M.Ch - Thoracic Surgery
M.Ch - Urology/Genito-Urinary Surgery
M.Ch - Vascular Surgery
MD - Anaesthesiology
MD - Bio-Chemistry
MD - Dermatology
MD - Forensic Medicine
MD - General Medicine
MD - Geriatrics
MD - Microbiology
MD - Pharmacology
MD - Physiology
MD - Psychiatry
MD - Radiology
MD - Radiothrapy
MD - Social & Preventive Medicine / Community Medicine
MD - Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases
MD - Venereology
MS - Anatomy
MS - General Surgery
MS - Ophthalmology
MS - Orthopaedics

Approval details: Chennai Medical College (formerly:Madras Medical College) is affiliated with Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)


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MCI refuses to renew permission to Chennai Medical College

MCI has refused to renew the permission for Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Kancheepuram, and Chennai Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Trichy, for the year 2010-2011.

Doctor dreams may die early

Young women fill up their application forms, hoping to be called for the medical counselling scheduled to begin on July 1.

Several aspiring doctors in Tamil Nadu nurture the dream of hanging a stethoscope around their doctor coat and writing prescriptions.

But with the number of medical seats remaining the same for years now, becoming a doctor may remain just a dream, for a majority of these students.

As many as 20,000 students have applied this year for MBBS while the 17 state government-run medical colleges can admit only 1,653 students. The state governments proposal to increase 100 seats in Madras Medical College and Stanley Medical College and add 50 seats in Kilpauk Medical College still remains on paper.

Compared to the other southern states, Tamil Nadu has the lowest number of medical seats.

During the DMK regime, it had been announced that three government medical colleges would be allotted 250 additional medical seats.

Even the Indian Medical Council had said that depending on the number of hospital beds in government hospitals, the number of seats would be increased but nothing has been done yet, observed Dr. G. R Ravindranath, general secretary, Doctors association of social equality (DASE).

The fact that the seat allocation has not been done yet has left the students and their parents very disappointed. The MCI is delaying the allotment reportedly because the colleges in the state do not measure up to the expectations of the body.

A lot needs to be done in terms of infrastructure in the medical colleges in Tamil Nadu. Unless these colleges meet the criteria fixed by the MCI, the chances of additional seats would be slim, a member of the council said.

The increase in the number of seats will not happen overnight and it needs a lot of groundwork. We are taking the necessary steps in terms of improving the infrastructure and if the MCI is satisfied then they may give us the nod, said a senior health official.

The MCI has sanctioned 150 seats each to two new colleges — Annapoorna Medical College in Salem and Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Medical College and Hospital in Perambalur.

However, these new colleges have still not surrendered seats to the single window MBBS counselling pool that has invited criticism.

Medical profession gets its sheen back in Tamil Nadu

Medical profession gets its sheen back in Tamil Nadu

After a three-year slump, medicine has regained its place as Tamil Nadus favourite profession — over 23,000 students bought application forms in the hope of bagging one of the 1,653 seats across the government-run medical colleges in Tamil Nadu this year.

From a time in 2008 when four toppers declined their MBBS seats at the prestigious Madras Medical College in favour of pursuing engineering and Information Technology courses, the medical profession seems to have regained its sheen as the one career that will not be affected by recession.

Students have realized that in the IT sector, they are susceptible to pay cuts and even stand the risk of being laid off when there is a slump in the economy. In the medical profession, their job is secure as there is always a shortage of doctors, explains Dr V Kanagasabai, Dean of the Madras Medical College and former Director of Medical Education.

Medicine is an extremely lucrative option these days, especially if you manage to get a seat in a government medical college, where most of your expenses are taken care of by the state. The only condition is that medical post graduates should sign a contract agreeing to work for the government for a period of two years, or they should pay a bond of Rs 10 lakh if they want to leave within that time, explains Dr Kanagasabai, pointing out that several students manage to slip out of that contract as well. The starting salary for a doctor in government service is around Rs 30,000, he adds.

In Tamil Nadu, the MBBS course is four and a half years long, followed by a year-long internship. A post graduate degree can be obtained in three years, and a super specialty course takes another 3 years to complete.

Furthermore, it is mandatory for doctors to keep attending Continuing Medical Education classes to keep themselves updated.

An individual is at least 30 years old by the time he becomes a full-fledged doctor, and an engineer or MBA grad can start work at 22-23 years of age, reasons Kamesh R, student of a private school in Chennnai, who has applied for an engineering course this year. However, most of his classmates, including the school toppers have applied to medical and dental colleges.

It is true that a doctor starts getting his returns a little later than an engineer, but he can catch up with his engineering peers in a matter of two years. Not only do we get a good government salary, but we also have flourishing private practices, says Dr G R Ratnavel, assistant professor in dermatology and cosmetology at Stanley Government Hospital here.

Dr Ratnavel is also a consultant at Apollo hospital, and practises at a private clinic in the night.

Doctors do not have to work under a boss or for a corporate company, but are self-reliant. They can earn in ten years, what an engineer will earn in 50 years. At the end of the day, the medical profession gives you tremendous satisfaction as it is a people-centric job, he concludes.

Short of seats

*The directorate of medical Education has sold around 23,000 MBBS application forms this year, as compared to 19,000 last year

*The number of medical seats across 17 govt colleges however remain the same as last year, at 1,653.

*Three of the best government medical colleges in the state - MMC, KMC and Stanley medical college have been denied extra seats by the MCI.

10/10: All toppers choose medicine

MBBS aspirants wait for their turn to be called for counselling at the directorate of medical education on Friday. — DC

All 10 toppers on the MBBS merit list turned up to collect their seat allotment letters on Friday, the first day of the state government s counselling for MBBS seats.

The first 10 rankers, chosen out of the 66 students who had scored centums in all four science subjects according to their age and community, were all given seats in the prestigious Madras Medical College (MMC).

This is the first time in the past few years that all the toppers on the rank list chose to pursue medicine over engineering. In 2008, four toppers had declined their MBBS seats in favour of admission into engineering courses.

On the first day of counselling, 350 MBBS seats were filled. Students were called according to the random numbers assigned to them. All the top rankers have accepted MBBS seats, said Sheila Grace, counselling secretary at the directorate of medical education in Kilpauk, the
venue for the government s single window counselling.

The cut off for OC candidates was 199.5, a full two marks higher than last year s cut off of 197.5 per cent.

By Friday evening, only 16 seats remained vacant at MMC, 23 at Stanley Medical College and 34 seats at Kilpauk Medical College.

A total of 1,653 seats from across 17 government medical colleges are expected to be filled in the first phase of the counselling, that will go on until Wednesday. Around 600 seats from 10 self financing medical colleges will also be included in the first phase, DME officials said.

Medicos to get 70-year-old professors

To tackle the huge faculty crunch in medical colleges across India, the Union health and family welfare ministry has allowed medical colleges to recruit teachers who are 70-years-old.

The ministry has also increased the intake of students in medical colleges from 150 to 250 to augment the number of doctors in the country.

The Centres announcement comes in the wake of its plan to reach a target of one doctor for every 1,000 citizens from the present ratio of 1: 2000.

Speaking to this newspaper on Saturday, dean of the Madras Medical College Dr V. Kanagasabai said,

Every year we have only 35,000 medical graduates passing out of whom a large number go abroad. I welcome the move and if the age criterion for faculty is relaxed, it will help us tackle the faculty shortage issue. As the Medical Council of India (MCI) has relaxed norms for infrastructure, we are in the process of constructing new classrooms and labs so that we can positively get the additional seats by next year, he said.

However, Dr G.R. Ravindranath, general secretary of the Doctors Association for Social Equality (DASE), opposed the Centres move enhancing the age of faculty from 65 to 70 years.

As years go by we should focus on reducing the age of faculty and bring in young doctors. But doctors at 70 will be outdated and cannot perform efficiently. However, increasing the seats will help solve the issue of dearth of medical practitioners in the country, he said.

Medicos still in limbo

The Supreme Court had, on Friday, ordered the Tamil Nadu Dr MGR medical university to allow fourth year medicos to start their internship, and also to comply with MCI norms while grading medicos papers.

However, the 35 final year medicos raring to start their clinical careers have still not received the go-ahead for internship, or even to register with the TN medical council.

We have already wasted three months of our house surgeon stint while the university officials were busy fighting legal battles at the high court and then the Supreme Court.

And even after their plea was dismissed by the apex court we are not being allowed to start our internship. The university officials refuse to give us any information; we are sitting idle at home at a time when everybody is complaining of a shortage of doctors, lamented a final year medico from Madras Medical College.

The students of various government medical colleges across the state wrote their exams in August. When we were failed because of the newly imposed evaluation pattern the university imposed this year, we moved the Madras High Court and received an interim order that directed the university to rev-ise our results on Sep-tember 29. However, we are yet to receive the re-vised mark sheets, said a female MBBS student.

On November 16, the Madras high court directed the university to allow the students to start their year-long internship. However, the colleges were not intimated and the vice chancellor said he would take the matter to the Supreme Court.

For no fault of ours, we will be finishing our course late. By the time we begin internship, the next batch would have finished the exams, complained a student.

Madras Medical College: MBBS seats may increase

There is some good news for students who want to pursue MBBS. The cut-off marks for the MBBS admissions are likely to go down and seats for the course in Madras Medical College may increase.

The state may add 285 seats in the government medical colleges which include Madras Medical College and Stanley Medical College.

At present there are 165 seats which may increase to 250 seats.

The sale of applications for MBBS will begin on May 15 and the counselling will start on July 2.

The students will be able to download the MBBS application form from May 15 while the counselling will start on July 2.

The students can submit the completed form by June 2. The merit list will be released on June 20.

The Tamil Nadu government has allowed students of previous batches to apply for the courses this year without any restrictions on the number of seats.

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