Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute (MGMCRI)

A constituent college of

Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (SBV), PUDUCHERRY


Courses offered

Undergraduate Training

Undergraduate students are posted in the pediatric department for 10 weeks during the course. During this period they are taught about common pediatric nutritional problems, common infectious disease and also about respiratory, cardiac, renal and neurological problems in children. At the end of the training they gain knowledge enabling them to serve as better doctors for the community. During the internship, they are given training for 1 month to handle sick children and neonates. They are also exposed to immunization practices.

Postgraduate Training

Postgraduates are trained in areas of common pediatric problems, pediatric and neonatal emergencies. They also get exposed to super specialties like cardiology, nephrology, neurology and gastroenterology. They are also given special training in research methodology and are made to complete a thesis. They are encouraged to publish their work in reputed journals, present their papers and posters.

PhD Training

We encourage interested candidates to enroll for research work in pediatrics as our department has 2 PhD guides.


Medicine, Allied Health Sciences
Seats as per the University Norms
The PhD program aims at nurturing the research talents of the scholars guided by well experienced and talented research Supervisors.



8 Seats / Year
The MD Paediatric course at MGMCRI ensures the competencies pertaining to Paediatrics are acquired and practised at all levels of the health system, by the residents. Training focuses on Recognition of health needs of infants, children and adolescents and the skills for effective communication with the child, family and the community.



250 Seats / Year
We provide an undergraduate course that is unique and in-line with all the governing principles, for producing capable and competent doctors, well oriented with community, national and global health needs. A solid foundation is laid to promote excellence from each student, and to decipher their interests to become the best version of responsible physicians.