Madurai Medical College

Madurai Medical College is a medical school attached to the Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. The hospital provides tertiary care to more than twenty million people in the southern part of Tamil Nadu. The hospital was established in 1842 and became a teaching hospital in 1954. The hospital was formerly known as ERSKINE'S HOSPITAL. Madurai Medical College is affiliated to The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and is recognised by the World Health Organization. The college was inaugurated on August 2, 1954 by the then chief minister K.Kamaraj and the then union health minister Rajkumari Amrit Kaur. K.P.Sarathy was the first special officer and Sarah J Sowri, the first principal. The college was first affiliated to the University of Madras and permanent recognition was accorded in 1954. Subsequently the Medical Council of India’s recognition came in 1961. The college was then situated at the Old Taluk building, Fair weather road. The present building was occupied in 1958. In 1963 C.K.Padmanaba Menon became its first Dean. The college has stood the test of time. It celebrated the silver jubilee in 1979 and golden jubilee in 2004. When the Madurai Kamaraj University was established, the college was affiliated to it. And when the Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR Medical University was started, the college like other medical colleges in the state was affiliated to it. The college is spread over an area of 18.93 acres, with 360 teaching staff. The college is a collage of medical talent, spirit of research, availability of advanced infrastructure and sound record in various specialities of Medicine.

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