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Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Address:P B No. 1200, No.69, Anna Salai, Guindy
Chennai (District Chennai)
Tamil Nadu, India
Pin Code : 600032


Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai Tamil Nadu is a University recognised by UGC. Status: State University (Not Funded By UGC).
Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai Tamil Nadu is situated in Chennai of Tamil Nadu state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Chennai comes under Chennai (Madras) Tehsil, Chennai District.

Fax # of Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai Tamil Nadu is 044-22353698.

email ID(s) is Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University Chennai Tamil Nadu

Website of Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai Tamil Nadu is www.tnmmu.ac.in.

Vice Chancellor : Tel: 044 22353595(O) 28343255(R).

Registrar : Tel: 044 22353572(O) 25283163(R) Fax: 22353698.


Contact Details of Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai Tamil Nadu are : Telephone: +91-44-22353574, 22353576-79

Library:
Contact Phone No. 91 44 22354403
Dr.N.C.Jayamani, M.A.,M.L.I.S.,Ph.D., Librarian, E-mail: jayamaninc@yahoo.com
Tmt S.Laksham, Deputy Librarian, E-mail: lakshams@yahoo.co.in
Dr. G. Ravisankar, M.A.,M.L.I.S.,Ph.D., Deputy Librarian, E-mail: govindanravi@hotmail.com



Courses

Regular Courses Tamil Nadu Dr. M G R Medical University
Under Graduate Courses:
Medical
* M.B.B.S
* B.D.S
* Siddha Maruthuva Arignar (Bachelor of Siddha Medicine & Surgery)
* Ayurvedacharya (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery)
* Kamil-e-Tib-o-Jarahat (Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery)
* Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery
* Bachelor of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences

Nursing
* B.Sc., Nursing (Regular)
* B.Sc., Nursing (For Trained Nurses)

Para-Medical
* B. Pharmacy
* Bachelor of Physiotherapy (B.P.T..)
* Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Transitory)
* Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (B.O.T.)
* Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Transitory)
* Bachelor of Medical Record Science (B.M.R.Sc.)
* Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology (B..Sc.(MLT))
* BMT in Radio Diagnosis
* BMT in Radio Therapy
* BMT in Nuclear Medicine

Post Graduate courses:
* M.D. Br.I General Medicine
* M.D. Br.II Obstetrics and Gynaecology
* M.D. Br.III Pathology
* M.D.Br.IV Microbiology
* M.D.Br.V Physiology
* M.D.Br.VI Pharmacology
* M.D.Br.VII Paediatrics
* M.D.Br.VIII Radio Diagnosis
* M.D.Br.IX Radio Therapy
* M.D.Br.X Anaesthesiology
* D.Br.XI Sexually Transmitted Diseases
* M.D.Br.XII Dermatology
* M.D.Br.XIII Biochemistry
* M.D.Br.XIV Forensic Medicine
* M.D.Br.XV Community Medicine
* M.D.Br.XVI Geriatric Medicine
* M.D.Br.XVII Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
* M.D.Br.XVIII Psychiatry
* M.D..Br.XXI Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
* M.D..Br.XX Immuno Haematology and Blood Transfusion
* M.S.Br.I General Surgery
* M.S.Br.II Orthopaedic Surgery
* M.S.Br.III Opthalmology
* M.S.Br.IV ENT
* M.S.Br.V Anatomy
* M.D.Siddha Br.I Marutthuvam
* M.D.Siddha Br.II Gunapaadam
* M.D.Siddha Br.III Sirappu Marutthuvam
* M.D.Siddha Br.IV Kuzandhai Maruthuvam
* M.D.Siddha Br.V Noinadal
* M.D.Siddha Br. VI Nanju Noolum Maruthua Neethinoolum
* M.D.S.Br.I. Oral and Maxillo Facilal Surgery
* M.D.S.Br.II Periodontia
* M.D.S.Br.III Conservative Dentistry/Operative Dental Surgery
* M.D.S.Br.IV Oral Pathology
* M.D.S.Br.V Orthodontics
* M.D.S.Br.VI Prosthetics
* M.D.S.Br.VII Oral Medicine and Radiology
* M.D.S.Br.VIII Paedodontics

Post Graduate Diploma:
* Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
* Diploma in Child Health
* Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases
* Diploma in Sexually Transmitted Disease
* Diploma in Dermatology
* Diploma in Leprosy
* Diploma in Medical Radiology Therapy
* Diploma in Anaesthesiology
* Diploma in Psychological Medicine
* Diploma in Public Health
* Diploma in Orthopaedics
* Diploma in Oto Rhino Laryngology
* Diploma in Opthalmology
* Diploma in Clinical Pathology
* Diploma in Medical Radiology Diagnosis
* Diploma in Diabetology
* Diploma in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
* Diploma in Health Promotion Education
* Diploma in Applied Nutrition and Dietetics
* Diploma in Community Health and Development
* Diploma in Cardio Thoracic Nursing

Nursing and Para Medical Post Graduate Degree:
* M.Pharmacy Br.I.Pharmaceutics
* M.Pharmacy Br.II Pharmaceutical Chemistry
* M.Pharmacy Br.III Pharmacognosy
* M.Pharmacy Br.IV Pharmacology
* M.Pharmacy Br.V Pharmaceutical Analysis
* M.Pharmacy Br.VI Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
* M.Pharmacy Br.VII Pharmacy Practice,
* M.Pharmacy Br.VIII Pyto Pharmacy and Pyto Medicine
* M.Sc. Nursing Br.I Medical Surgical Nursing
* M.Sc. Nursing Br.II Child Health Nursing
* M.Sc. Nursing Br.III Maternal Nursing
* M.Sc. Nursing Br.IV Community Health Nursing
* M.Sc. Nursing Br.V.Mental Health Nursing

Master of Physiotherapy:
* Br.I Adv. P.T in Ortho
* Br.II Adv. P.T.in Neurology
* Br.III Adv. P.T. in Cardio Pulmonary Disease
* Br.IV Sports P.T
* Br.V Hand Condition
* Br.VI Paediatric Neurology
* Br.VII Community P.T
* Br.VIII P.T. in O & G
* M.Sc. Epidemiology
* M.Sc.(Non Clinical) Br.III Biochemistry
* M.Sc.(Non Clinical) Br.V. Microbiology
* Master of Public Health
* Master of Occupational Therapy
* M.Sc. Medical Sociology
* M.Sc. (Bio-Statistics)

Post Graduate Higher Speciality Degree:
* D.M Br.I Neurology
* D.M. Br.II Cardiology
* D.M Br.III Nephrology
* D.M Br.IV Gastro Enterology
* D.M Br.VII Medical Oncology
* D.M Br.IX Rheumatology
* D.M Br. X Clinical Haematology
* M.Ch. Br. I Thoracic Surgery
* M.Ch. Br.II Neuro Surgery
* M.Ch. Br.III Plastic Surgery
* M.Ch. Br.IV Genito Urinary Surgery
* M.Ch. Br.V Paediatric Surgery
* M.Ch. Br.VI Surgical Gastro Enterology and Proctology
* M.Ch.Br.VII Surgical Oncology
* M.Ch Br.VIII Vascular Surgery

Departments of the University:
CENTRAL ORGAN REGISTRY,
DEPARTMENT OF BIO-MEDICAL SCIENCES,
DEPARTMENT OF CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT,
DEPARTMENT OF EPIDEMIOLOGY,
DEPARTMENT OF EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE,
DEPARTMENT OF HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATION,
DEPARTMENT OF IMMUNOLOGY,
DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL BIO-TECHNOLOGY,
DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL GENETICS,
DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION CENTRE,
DEPARTMENT OF NURSING,
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
Department of Sidha,
Department of Tele Education,
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSFUSION MEDICINE,
MEDICAL TAMIL DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL,
REGIONAL MEDICAL LIBRARY and MEDICAL INFORMATICS CENTRE,

Profile of Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University

About 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 active 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.

Apart from modern medicine, the Committee was also requested to examine and suggest improvements to be made in other traditional systems of Indian Medicine viz. Siddha, Ayurveda and Unani. The intension was that the Medical University to be established in Tamilnadu should bring about co-ordination and co-operation between various educational and training institutions of modern medicine as well as other Indian Systems of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, etc. and promote research. Based on the report of the Committee, the Medical University was established by the Government of Tamilnadu Medical University Act 1987. The Tamilnadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University Act, 1987 (Act No.37 of 1987) received the assent of the President of India on 24th September, 1987. By Act No.9 of 1991, it was ordered that the Act may be called the Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai, Act, 1987. This affiliating University started functioning from July 1988 and is governed by the said Act.

The Students admitted to the various Medical and Paramedical courses after 01.03.1988 only come under this Medical University as per Government notification issued in G.O.Ms.No.1628/Health, Indian Medicine and Homeopathy and Family Welfare Department dated 23.08.1988. The Administrative office of the University was initially functioning in a very small rented building at Velachery Road, Guindy, Chennai - 600 032 from 12.07.1988. From May 1989 the administrative office of the University was functioning at a rented seven storeyed building owned by Periyar Trust at 52, E.V.K. Sampath Salai, Vepery, Chennai- 600 007. At present the University is functioning in its own building at Nawab Garden, 69, Anna Salai, Guindy, Chennai - 600 032 with effect from 12.06.1994.

The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University is situated in Southern part of the City of Chennai (formerly Madras) in the State of Tamilnadu, South India. It is about 6 Km from the Chennai International & National Airport and about 12km from the Chennai Central Railway Station. It is one of the premier Medical Universities of India named after the former Chief Minister of Tamilnadu, late Dr. M.G.Ramachandran (M.G.R) and it is the second largest Health Sciences University in India.

This is the only Medical University in Tamilnadu capable of granting affiliation to new medical and paramedical colleges, government or self - financing; and awarding degrees (until 1988, all degrees of Health Sciences were awarded by the University of Madras). Besides Medical and Paramedical courses, the University also regulates dental education and education in the Indian systems of medicine under a single umbrella to maintain uniform and high standards of education. The University also promotes research and disseminates knowledge gained there from.

University Grants Commission High Level Committee consisting of 4 members Prof. S.K. Kacker, Director - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr. D.S. Agarwal, Ex-Dean, Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi, Dr. D.S. Dubey, Director, JIPMER & Mr. G.S. Bawa, representative of University Grants Commission visited the University in April 1993 to study the working of the University.

Introduction
The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University is situated in Southern part of the City of Chennai. It is about 6 Km from the Chennai International & National Airport and about 12km from the Chennai Central Railway Station. The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University is the only Government Medical University in Tamil Nadu capable of granting affiliation to new medical and paramedical colleges, government or self - financing; and awarding degrees. Besides Medical and Paramedical courses, the University also regulates dental education and education in the Indian systems of medicine under a single umbrella to maintain uniform and high standards of education. The University also promotes research and disseminates knowledge gained therefrom.

It is one of the premier Medical Universities of India named after the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, late Dr.M.G.Ramachandran (M.G.R) and it is the second largest Health Sciences University in India. This is the only Medical University in Tamil Nadu capable of granting affiliation to new medical and paramedical colleges, government or self - financing; and awarding degrees (until 1988, all degrees of Health Sciences were awarded by the University of Madras). The University emblem symbolises various systems of medicine and Para medical systems. It also depicts the global character of preventive, promotive and curative medicine. The motto 'HEALTH FOR ALL' reflects all the objectives of this medical University.

It was established in July 1988. It is approved by UGC and has the power to affiliate new medical and paramedical colleges. It also regulates courses in Indian ayurvedic and Siddha medicines. It also performs researches in medicines and similar fields. It regulates the high standard of quality in medical science throughout the state. University is situated in south of Chennai.

Other info:
This University is the second largest Health Sciences University in India. University also imparts dental education.

Profile of University
The Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R.Medical University has been established by the Government of Tamil Nadu under an act of the Legislative assembly. This affiliating University started functioning from July 1988 and is governed by the Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai, Act, 1987. The varsity is situated in Southern part of the City of Chennai in the State of Tamil Nadu, South India. It is about 6 Km from the Chennai International & National Airport and about 12km from the Chennai Central Railway Station.

Dr.M.G.R.Medical University is a premier Medical Universality of India named after the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, late Dr.M.G.Ramachandran (M.G.R) and it is the second largest Health Sciences University of our country. The university has the power to grant affiliation to new medical and paramedical colleges (government or self - financing) in the state of Tamil Nadu; it also awards degrees (until 1988, all degrees of Health Sciences were awarded by the University of Madras) to the successful candidates. Besides, medical and paramedical courses, the University also regulates dental education in the state. It also regulates education in the Indian systems of medicine including Ayurveda, Siddha etc. The University also promotes research and development in the field of medical sciences and allied fields.

The main Objectives of the University are:
* To maintain uniform standards of high quality medical education throughout the state of Tamil Nadu.

* To provide for instructions and training in such branches of learning as it may determine in the field of medical sciences.

* To institute degrees, diplomas and other academic distinctions.

* To institute lectureships, readerships, professorships and other teaching posts required by the university and to appoint persons to such lectureships, readerships, professorships and other teaching posts.

* To institute and award fellowships, scholarships, studentships, exhibitions, medals and prizes in accordance with the status.

* To institute research posts and to appoint persons in such posts.

* To organise advanced studies and research programs from time to time.

* To develop research facilities and to provide for research and for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge in the field of medical sciences.

* To provide for continuing medical education.

* To establish, maintain and manage institutions of research, university colleges, departments and laboratories.

* To encourage co-operation among the colleges, laboratories, hospitals and institutions in the university area and to co-ordinate with other universities and other authorities in such manner and for such purposes as the university may determine.

Vice Chancellors Profile
Dr. Mayil Vahanan Natarajan
M.S.Orth., M.Ch.Orth.(L'pool.), Ph.D, D.Sc., F.R.C.S.(Eng.), D.Sc.(Hon.)3,
Vice-Chancellor
VC Email ID : custommegaprosthesis@gmail.com

PIONEERING WORK
He is the pioneer of Orthopaedic Oncology in the country and introduced the concept of Limb Salvage Surgery in Bone Tumours by Custom Mega Prosthesis as early as 1988. He has established Orthopaedic Oncology as a sub-speciality in Orthopaedic Surgery in India. His personal series of over 1450 surgeries of Custom Mega Prosthesis is the highest number by a single surgeon in the world.

INVENTIONS
He has invented the Custom Mega Prosthesis for different anatomical sites in the body Eight Prosthesis have been Patented and Fifteen Prosthetic Designs have been Registered in the Official Gazette of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks, Government of India. The term Custom Mega Prosthesis has been granted Trade Mark rights to him as the Author.
ACADEMIC HONOURS
He has been awarded the Ph.D in 2000 and D.Sc. in 2004 by The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University for his work on Custom Mega Prosthesis. He has been decorated with the D.Sc. (Hon. Causa) by the Medical University in due recognition of his contribution to Bone Tumour Patients. Honorary Doctorate of Science (D.Sc.) has also been conferred by the Sathyabama University (2007)

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
He has authored 8 Books and Edited 11 Chapters in textbooks. Has published 21 papers in peer reviewed International and 25 papers in National Journals. He has delivered 178 Guest Lectures in various International, National and State Conferences. He has been the recipient of 14 International & National fellowships and has given 17 Orations in various conferences.

BONE BANK
He has also been instrumental in starting the Bone Bank at the Government General Hospital, Chennai (2005). Cadaveric Bones are being processed and made available as Allografts for the poor and needy patients attending the Public Hospitals in Chennai.

DISASTER MANAGEMENT PROJECT
He has submitted the project on 'Disaster Management Health Care Perspective' to the Government of Tamil Nadu and Ministry of Health, Government of India (2006). This pilot project outlines Hospital protocol for the Management of Major Disasters and Mass Casualties. This will be a model to be followed in all major hospitals in India. He has also submitted a Project Report on Establishment of Disaster Management Center At Government General Hospital to the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. which was announced in the Budget speech (March 2008) of the Government of Tamil Nadu.

INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION
* British Orthopaedic Association - Wishbone Trust Award - for excellence in Orthopaedic Oncology (1998).

* International Cancer Technology Award by International Union against Cancer (1999).

* Japanese Orthopaedic Association Appreciation Award in acknowledgement of achievement in the Surgical Treatment of Bone Sarcomas in India (2004).

* Korean Orthopaedic Association 50th Annual Congress Appreciation Award for excellence in Orthopaedic Oncology (2006)

NATIONAL RECOGNITION
* Dr. B. C. Roy National Award by the Medical Council of India in recognition of his contribution to society by Custom Mega Prosthesis in Bone Tumours (2004)

* National Award for the Welfare of Disabled by the Government of India in recognition of cost effective technological innovation of Custom Mega Prosthesis in Bone Tumours (2005).

* Padma Shri Award by the Government of India for Meritorious Services rendered to the Bone Cancer patients (2007)

* Lemelson Recognition and Mentoring Programme (L-Ramp) Innovation Award by the The Lemelson Foundation, USA & Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai in recognition of his innovation of Custom Mega Prosthesis (2005).

STATE RECOGNITION
* Honorary Doctorate of Science (D.Sc.) by the Sathyabama University in recognition of his contribution to Orthopaedic Oncology (2007).

* Honorary Doctorate of Science (D.Sc.) by the Dr. M.G.R. Medical University in recognition of his contribution to society by Custom Mega Prosthesis in Bone Tumours (2007).

* Best Doctor Award by the Government of Tamil Nadu for services to the Disabled (2004).

* Tamil Nadu Scientists Award for Excellence in Medical Sciences (Clinical), by the State Council for Science and Technology, Government of Tamil Nadu (1998).

Library
Virtual Library : The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University being the mother Medical University holds the responsibility to initiate requisite action to establish a Virtual Library for the benefit of its user community. The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University has already received adequate funds from the State and Central Governments plus its own funds to initiate this project. On approval of this proposal by the Committee, the Medical Informatics Centre was upgraded as a Digital Library in 2002 and later as Virtual Library in 2005. Virtual Library facilitates access to valuable and varied Medical Databases, Research papers & thesis abstract and Invention /developments/updates in the relevant fields. An equal access has been extended to both rural & urban community. An user can search, view, save and print any piece of data/information at an affordable cost. This has also enabled to reduce the physical space taken up by library materials. Currently access to this Virtual Library is opened to all via its University website- www.tnmmu.ac.in. A separate web site exclusive for this Virtual Library is under progress.

Background: In order to full fill the main objectives of this University to promote research in areas which will act as an effective link between Health Care Delivery System and knowledge in Health Sciences, it has been become necessary for the Tamilnadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University to establish various Research Institutes and also to maintain a Central Medical Library. As a first step in this direction a Library was started on 30.04.1990. The Director General of Health Services, Government of India, New Delhi has given accreditation to this University Library as a Regional Medical Library for the Southern Region. A Regional Medical Library plays an important role in supporting the mission of the University by enabling it to advance, transmit and sustain knowledge and understanding by providing and promoting access to recorded knowledge. Therefore, it is imperative that the Regional Medical Library of this University function as a centre where all Health Information is available.

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Threat to greenery

Threat to greenery Chennais greenery is under attack yet again. This time, the onslaught has not come from an influential builder, but the government. It has endorsed MGR medical university vice chancellor plan to build a 500 bed hospital in the land to be carved out of the 2.7 square kilometre Guindy national park.

Situated in the middle of Chennai, this iconic park houses some 400 endangered black bucks, 2,000 spotted deer, 24 jackals, 100 species of birds, 60 species of butterflies and spiders.

It is not for the first time that this park has been robbed of land. Originally it was a place of game reserve. A British citizen Gilbert Rodericks, who died in 1817, owned it. After his death, the East India Company bought the property in 1821 as a weekend retreat for the governor. In 1947, when India became Independent, Guindy Lodge, as it was known then, became Raj Bhavan where the governor resided. In 1958, about 600 acre was handed over to the forest department, and in 1977 it earned the status of a national park.

By then, however, the original area of the park had shrunk as large portions of land had been given out for construction of Mahatma Gandhi memorial (9.25 acre); cancer institute (9 acre); Rajaji memorial (2.5 acre) and Kamaraj memorial ( 6 acre). IIT-Madras and Guru Nanak Educational Society also got land. The famous cancer institute is located inside the city.

Interestingly, the wildlife warden of the national park, Karunapriya, is not aware of any such development. She says she hasnt heard about construction of the hospital inside the park. Many wild animals survive here. We have a healthy population of black buck. Many wildlife activists are opposed to such a project.

Chennai-based wildlife filmmaker Shekhar Dattatri said: The construction of a hospital will increase vehicle traffic. Besides, the development will have a long-term impact on the fauna and flora. This green space which acts as lung of the city should be protected. K.V.Sudhakar, member of Madras naturalist association told: Guindy national park is the last green patch in Chennai. It seems that the hospital has been planned near the Raj Bhavan. But a hospital inside a park is insensitive as the medical waste disposal and intrusion by the human beings will definitely spoil the atmosphere.

New grading system for medical colleges

Feb. 14: The Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University has launched a new grading system for over 290 medical, dental, Indian medicine and allied health sciences colleges affiliated to it. Colleges will be evaluated based on infrastructure, administration, finance, quality of academic input, placement opportunity and student care.

Dr. Sudha Seshayyan, registrar of the university, in a circular to principals of all colleges said, the university has proposed to device a robust rating system, to rank the affiliated colleges based on the rating system and to derive set of action points for colleges to improve their performance standard on various evaluated parameters. The survey will start on May 1 and will go on for 11 weeks.

The university has urged principals to make necessary improvements in the college and take up the rating system with full confidence to get the top star status. We will be periodically rating the colleges so as to enable colleges with lesser grade to improve their standards.

The university will be employing a separate agency to conduct the grading work, she said.

Inspection teams from Medical Council of India (MCI) and the university had pulled up several colleges for lack of infrastructure, besides functioning with less number of beds and patients. Most of the colleges manage to run the college violating all norms. With this audit in process colleges will be forced to provide all facilities else they will be taken to task, the official said.

Dress code blues: No jeans, tee for women medicos

We are going backward in civilisation, reads the Facebook status message of a frustrated medico, a student of a government medical college in Chennai.

And the reason for his anguish is a link to the Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Med-ical University s webpage on Dress regulations for medical students .

While jeans and T-shirts will be off-limits to both boys and girls, the government has also specified what kind of hairstyle and shoes medical students must wear while examining patients.

Enforcing separate sets of rules for female and male students of state-run medical colleges, the university has justified its dress code with a statement that medicos here have branded ridiculous — All this is to ensure that female students do not create the feeling that they are women (while examining male patients).

According to the regulations, girls should not wear sleeveless or three-fourth sleeves , cannot have long, polished nails or mehandi on their palms. Perfume and flowers are not allowed, anklets with bells are a no-no, and hair should be well-groomed and preferably oiled.

Boys should be clean-shaven, and cannot wear jeans, shorts, or T shirts. The first buttons of their shirts should not be left open, and bracelets and rings are not allowed.

All our regulations are for good reason — we want our girl students to dress comfortably and decently because they come in contact with al kinds of patients. If they are clad in tight, revealing clothes, they are too conscious to bend down and help a patient, or squat on the floor to change a catheter — it hinders their work as a doctor, defends Dr C. Vamsadhara, director of medical education.

Drop in pass percentage of dental students

The revised results for the dental college students who come under the affiliation of the Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University have come as a shocker to the students as the original pass percentage has dropped even lower after the new results were announced.

Several dental college students who had appeared for their exams during August had failed with only 48 per cent of students managing to clear the papers.

The students had challenged the results by filing cases in the court. The Madras high court recently ruled in favour of the students asking the university to follow the guidelines of the dental council of India.

However, when the results were announced, the students were shocked to note that many of their failed status remained the same and some of the students who had cleared the papers earlier and had gone for their internship had also failed after the revised results were released.

As per the DCI norms, students have to secure minimum of 150 marks out of 300 in theory and 50 marks out of 100 in practicals to pass.

But now the university has changed the evaluation pattern in violation of the DCI guidelines, said a dental college student. Efforts to contact the university authorities on the matter proved futile.

Evaluation row haunts MGR varsity

The woes of the Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University are being compounded with another group of first-year MBBS students from government medical colleges moving the Madras high court against varsity for the cryptic evaluation of their answer sheets.

The 45 students who wrote the examination in August have still not been informed whether they have failed or passed.

We have not attended classes for three months and have no idea if we will be promoted to the second year or not. We are wasting our time going to court and dealing with lawyers when we should be attending class and studying to be doctors, said a first-year student from Trichy.

The next semester exams will start in February. We filed this case three months ago, but the university has been employing delaying tactics — their advocates have been absent for each and every hearing till date and because of this our case has been adjourned five times since November, he said.

In August, the students wrote examinations for 500 marks per subject, including the viva exam that was conducted for 100 marks. All 45 students would have passed the examination if their results had been calculated out of 500 marks.

Varsity registrar to appear in contempt case

The Madras high court on Tuesday directed the controller of examination and registrar of Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University to appear in person before the court on January 11 in connection with a contempt of court case.

Thangasivan, counsel for petitioner Praythiesh Bruce, contended that the high court had in November dismissed the appeal filed by the university challenging the order of a single judge quashing the guidelines relating to pattern of evaluation of examination for final year MBBS students.

However, the university refused to permit the students, including the petitioner, to proceed with internship training immediately. The attitude of the authorities amounted to willful disobedience of the order of the court.

A division bench of Chief Justice M.Y. Eqbal and Justice T.S. Sivagnanam said, In spite of the order, no affidavit has been filed either by the registrar or by the controller of examination of the university today.

As prayed for by the counsel for the university, put up the case on January 11, the division bench added.
On that day both the controller of examination and registrar of the Dr MGR Medical University shall appear in person before this court, it said.

Medical colleges demand fee hike

Students aspiring to join medical courses in the ensuing academic year are likely to spend more for their studies as the Tamil Nadu Private Professional Colleges Association—Health Sciences is demanding `5 lakh as annual fees for MBBS and Rs 1.5 lakh for BDS courses.

The fee fixation committee for self-financing professional colleges in the state has written to heads of all private medical colleges in the state seeking details like proposed fees for the coming academic year, number of students in the college, recurring revenues and yearly expenditure.

Speaking to DC on Tuesday, Mr Ishari K. Ganesh, secretary of the association, said, We have 10 private medical colleges affiliated to Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University.

Our association will be representing to the fees committee seeking an increase of the fee structure from the existing Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 5 lakh per annum for MBBS and Rs 1.5 lakh as against `85,000 for BDS.

Pointing out that the cost of medical equipment had more than doubled in recent years and that they needed to pay salaries as per the Sixth Pay Commission, Mr Ganesh said that most of the equipment had to be imported.

International Nurses Day celebrated

CHENNAI: Marking the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, popularly known as the Lady with the Lamp, International Nurses Day was celebrated in the Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University with doctors, nurses and teachers being rewarded for exemplary work. Lifetime achievement awards were presented to 27 nurses, 13 doctors� from outside Chennai and 16 doctors from the city. Thirty five best nurse awards, 31 best teacher awards and 19 best doctor awards were presented.

Addressing the gathering, former governor of Odisha M M Rajendran said that nurses should strive to continue what Florence Nightingale started many years ago – bring credibility and a sense of pride to nursing. Maintaining the highest quality of nursing care is what you must aim at. The nutritional status of children is of the utmost importance as they have to be well nourished to grow and develop to their fullest capacity.

Quoting this years national statistics on child malnutrition, he said,

They show that 45 to 46 per cent of children are malnourished. This is higher than in Bangladesh and even some of the poorer countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Nurses play a major role in the development of the health of the nation. The National Rural Health Mission envisages

lofty ideals, and if we can achieve those goals, we can do tremendous service for the country.

Others present included students of various nursing colleges and their

principals, Vice-Chancellor of MGR Medical University Dr Mayilvahanan Natarajan and former Dean of Stanley Medical College, Prof S K Rajan.

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