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Message from the Organisers Desk

Dear Friends and Colleagues

It is our pride and pleasure to inform you that the Fellowship course of the Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo Surgeons (IAGES) is going to be organized for the first time in the French Riviera of the East from 23 June 2023 to 25 June 2023 at Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry.

This is a flagship course of IAGES which has a balanced mix of lectures, live endoscopic workshops, and simulator sessions with senior faculty. The state-of-the-art lectures and trainer modules along with live and recorded sessions and a structured program would give an excellent opportunity to get knowledge about the basics of Lap surgery and Introduction to advanced lap procedures. It also imparts lap skills and training on Endo lap trainers. There are expert faculty who are masters in their sub-specialization, friendly and ready for an open discussion.

EFIAGES has recently introduced a structured fellowship course for endoscopy surgeons interested and performing endoscopies in their practice for this course. Though recently introduced this EFIAGES course has been very popular and taken up by many practicing endoscopies. We are conducting both FIAGES and EFIAGES courses at Pondicherry from 23 to 25 June 2023.

Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute is a leading medical institution in the country, having figured among the top 40 medical institutions, as per India Rankings released by NIRF, India. A constituent College of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Pondicherry (a Health Sciences Deemed to be University, accredited by NAAC with A++ Grade) this University has been placed in the top 100 among universities in India for eight consecutive years since 2016 as per NIRF ranking

General Surgery is one of the major departments in Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute. It has been around since the inception of the institute and over the period has grown into a large force boasting of academically renowned professors, competent faculty, well equipped operating theatre and an endoscopy suite. It now caters to a large population base in and around Pondicherry as well as patients from afar. It is also one of the premier referral centres in this area.

Pondicherry is known as “The French Riviera of the East” has blossoming bougainvilleas, crumbling cathedrals on leafy boulevards and 18th-century colonial buildings color the former French colony of Pondy, which sits on the Bay of Bengal. But it’s also unmistakably Indian, with colorful festivals throughout the year, several mosques and the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, and access to the nearby International township Auroville. Quiet beaches stretch north and south from town, good for swimming and sunrise strolls. Pondy is a popular weekend getaway destination from Chennai and is easy to navigate on foot or by bicycle.

We are only 2 hours and 30 minutes from Chennai International Airport and connected by train and bus to all parts of India and Tamilnadu.

We once again invite you to join us in the academic feast and enjoy the hospitality of Pondicherry and we will make your stay memorable to cherish forever.

Merci beaucoup (French means Thanks a lot).

Looking forward to seeing you in EFIAGES, MGMCRI, Puducherry.


  • Dear Delegates, we are hosting both FIAGES and EFIAGES in 2 different halls from June 23 to June 25 at Pondicherry – The French Rivera of the east.
  • Please note that the Delegates can only register for either one of these two events.