Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute is a leading medical institution in the country, having figured among the top 25 medical institutions, as per India Rankings 2018, released by NIRF, India. Named after the father of our nation Mahatma Gandhi, MGMCRI is head and shoulders above many a medical college in the country and continues to inspire the young and avid minds of prospective medical professionals.
The Gentleman with a Unique Vision
A visionary and a trend-setter, Shri. M. K. Rajagopalan, Founder Chairman of Sri Balaji Educational &Charitable Public Trust and Chancellor, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth believes that a vision backed with a strong commitment and dedicated efforts, fortified by zeal and motivation can make things happen, transform lives and change the world we live in. His pioneering venture in the Union Territory of Pondicherry has been largely instrumental in dedicating higher education institutions to the community of the Union Territory of Puducherry, besides setting up a medical college near Chennai. His endeavors have paved the way for others to emulate him and today Puducherry possesses the distinction of having a greater number of professional colleges than any other State, considering its area and population.
What is so special about MGMCRI
A constituent college of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Pondicherry (a Health Sciences Deemed to be University, accredited by NAAC with A Grade in the First Cycle), MGMCRI offers a salubrious, yet academically challenging environment that boasts of an excellent reputation, synonymous with the availability of well qualified and experienced faculty, state-of-the-art infrastructure, well trained supportive staff, patient-friendly health care team and above all eager, bright and discerning students who are ever ready to tread on their chosen path and profession with diligence, obedience, commitment, perseverance and dedication.
By virtue of possessing in its folds, reputed professionals in medical education, MGMCRI has embarked on its chosen mission, namely to carefully combine tradition with the ever-changing needs of the millennium by propagating innovative teaching-learning methods that are backed by a robust and objective assessment. Nationally commended for its significant academic contributions to professional health education, the Institution serves as a highly unique and culturally diverse, vibrant student body that upholds excellent quality standards, ideal ambiance for envisaging academic advancement, besides making a clarion call to foster and encourage personal growth among the student community.
Recognition by the Medical Council of India
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute have been duly recognized by the apex council, namely Medical Council of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi and the Government of Puducherry for conducting undergraduate, postgraduate and super-specialty medical courses.MGMCRI joins a select band of medical colleges in the country that has an annual intake of 250 students.
MGMCRI figures in the world directory of medical schools
The Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) and the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) launched the World Directory of Medical schools/ medical colleges in the year 2014. The World Directory of Medical Schools lists all of the recognized, operational medical schools/ colleges in the world with authentic information. The Directory enables prospective students of medicine and the regulatory authorities worldwide to take important decisions about medical schools and colleges and their graduates. MGMCRI figures in the World Directory of Medical Schools (https://search.wdoms.org/home/SchoolDetail/F0002346)
MGMCRI conducts every lecture, academic program, and conference in world-class lecture theatres. All these lecture halls are air-conditioned, spacious and are equipped with computers and a complete set of basic and advanced audio-visual aids, including the ubiquitous LCD projector. Many of the undergraduate lectures are woven around interesting PowerPoint presentations. These facilities make the teaching-learning process a stimulating and enjoyable experience for our students.
Resource persons-our major fillip
All departments at MGMCRI, have qualified, experienced and learned faculty, as per the norms laid down by the Medical Council of India. They are well-versed in the appropriate use of various teaching-learning methods and media. The quality of medical education at MGMCRI is constantly monitored and upgraded by a dedicated Medical Education Unit. This unit ensures that our students receive optimal training in the cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains. Our institution regularly deputes its faculty members to attend training programs in medical education technology such as the National Course on Educational Science for Health Professionals conducted by NTTC, JIPMER, Puducherry and the Educational Leadership Development Program of the PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute, Coimbatore. In addition to these activities, the Medical Education Unit of MGMCRI conducts periodic in-house training programs including microteaching sessions to ensure that our medical teachers stay in touch with recent advances in medical education.
Innovative Teaching-learning Methods
Our study programs and teaching methods are in line with international standards and continuously undergo self-evaluation and self-improvement by means of internal and external quality validation. Among our faculty and staff, we give emphasis to qualities as innovation, flexibility and a continuous sense of advancement.
What is in store for the Future
MGMCRI desires to remain competitive in the world’s rapid march towards ICT-enabled medical education. In an era of rapidly developing informatics, artificial intelligence, robotics, and many another technological marvel, our faculty members are geared up in falling back on computer technology that can certainly enhance the quality and quantity of output in the realms of medical education. With a steadily expanding infrastructure, we are poised to face the demands and inherent challenges involved in the implementation of advanced electronic-based pedagogical techniques such as e-learning, web-based/ computer-based learning, etc.