History and Timeline
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute had its humble beginning in April 2001, when the first batch of MBBS students was admitted. Since then, 17 years have passed by and presently we have begun the course for the 18th batch of students. We are happy to announce that the Medical council of India, based on the standards set and the infrastructure provided, has increased the intake of MBBS students to 250 with effect from 2014.
The Institution is run by Sri Balaji Educational & charitable public trust (SBECPT). The trust started ‘Kasturba Gandhi Nursing College (KGNC)’ in 2003, the ‘Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences (IGIDS)’ in 2006 and the ‘Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute’ at Kancheepuram District in 2008. Given the high standards set by all our institutions, the University Grants Commission granted a Deemed to be University status and the Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth was formed as a Health Sciences University in 2008. The first batch of students under Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth passed out in December 2012. Faculty of Allied Health Sciences Courses commenced in 2015. Since its formation, the University and the constituent colleges have made substantial strides in education, services, and research.
In 2007, MGMCRI started postgraduate courses in clinical specialties and subsequently in 2008-2009 in the pre and para clinical specialties. With the growth in facilities, the numbers of admissions to postgraduate courses have also increased from year to year. In 2011, Super Specialty programs in Cardiology, Urology, Neuro Surgery, and Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery were established.
Ph.D. is also on offer in many subjects including Interdisciplinary areas. The university now offers several innovative courses such as Post Graduate Diploma in Music Therapy, Post-Graduates Diploma in yoga therapy, Post-Graduates Diploma and M.Phil in Health Professional Education. Students entering the institution, therefore, have the opportunity to pursue their academic ambitions up to super specialization. All our courses are duly recognized.
Our primary aim is to impart quality medical education that is on par with global standards and we have expanded our facilities and services to achieve them. The Institute has established modern lecture theaters, electronic learning facilities, and a Medical Simulation Center. The Central Library with books, journals, and educational CD-ROMS, also provides internet access and online journal article retrieval system.
The Institute, with it’s attached 1350 bedded, ultra-modem, the super-specialty hospital is committed to rendering efficient tertiary medical care in several areas. The health care delivery system gets started at our urban and rural health centers which expose the students to the concept of Primary Healthcare. Research is an important dimension of our University. A Central Interdisciplinary Research Facility (CIDRF) has been established to foster and promote research. This research infrastructure, housed in a 6,000-odd sq.ft facility, is equipped to carry out frontline research.
The Institution and the University are setting high standards for themselves. We have achieved national quality standards in education as evidenced by Accreditation by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with “A” Grade. In the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), promoted by Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India, SBV has successively figured among the Top 100 Universities in the country. In 2016, at India Ranking 2017, SBV bagged the coveted second place in the parameter “Out Reach & Inclusivity” and Nineteenth place in “Teaching Learning Resources” and was placed 83 among all the Indian Universities. In 2018, it rose in its ranks to 72. MGMCRI in its first-ever application to NIRF was ranked 23rd among all medical colleges in the country and 97 in overall among all higher educational institutes. The National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Health Care Providers (NABH) has accorded Entry-level Pre Accreditation to Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute a constituent college of SBV. India Today, a leading magazine (published on 22/5/2017), conducted a Perceptual Survey of Educational Institutions including Medical Colleges. Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute, a constituent college of SBV was placed 4th among the Top 10 Promising Medical Colleges in India. “Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth offers different avenues for the discerning students and transforms them into distinguished professionals, thus paving an innovative path to human progress.”