Tamil Nadu Dr M G R Medical University is situated in the southern part of Chennai
. One of the premier medical universities of India, this State University is named after the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, late Dr M G Ramachandran
(M G R).
This is the second largest health sciences university in India and is the only medical university in Tamil Nadu capable of granting affiliation to new medical and paramedical colleges. Around 209 colleges are affiliated to it. In addition to the medical and paramedical courses, the university also regulates dental education and education in the Indian systems of medicine. It also organizes workshops and seminars for students in all faculties.
The university is about 6 km from the Chennai International Airport and about 12 km from the Chennai Central Railway Station.