Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute (MGMCRI)

A constituent college of

Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (SBV), PUDUCHERRY


Postgraduate Training

Postgraduate Training involves case presentations, seminars, and journal presentations on a regular basis. Besides, PG students are also encouraged to do research on different topics and make presentations at conferences.

The department has collaboration with Indira Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute, Pondicherry whereby undergraduates are made to observe autopsy cases and postgraduates are permitted to do autopsy under the watchful eyes of faculties of both institutes.

Undergraduate Training

The subject is embedded in the MBBS curriculum and taught from the 3rd semester to the 5th semester. The following topics are broadly covered

  • Medical law and ethics
  • Thanatology/changes after death
  • Clinical Forensic Medicine
  • Forensic Toxicology

The mode of teaching is via lectures, small group discussions, practicals, demonstrations, and tutorials. Assessment is by semester exams, monthly tests, and viva voce.

Courses Offered


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.



2 Seats / Year
The MD forensic medicine course deals with a curriculum that imparts medico-legal knowledge, with the purpose being to create specialists who would provide high quality health care and advance the cause of science through research & training. This programme is designed to strengthen Forensic Medicine teaching to benefit the judiciary and the legal system of the country and the community at large.



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.