The Meenakshi Ammal Trust Was established in 1983,registered under societies Registaration Act with the purpose of established schools, colledes, polytecnics and similar Educational institution. The Trust started Schools, polytecnics, Engineering and Art and Science Colleges.The Trust started the Meenakshi Ammal Dental College in the year 1991 affiliated to the Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R Medical University. After almost one decade of continuous service Exccuted as an affiliated College based on excellent and constant academic performance the Govt. Of India,Ministy of Human Resource Development, Department of Secondary and Higher Education,New Delhi, on the University Grants Commission , conferred Deemed University status to “Meenakshi Academy of Higher Educationand Research (Meenakshi University )”as per section 3 of the UGC Act 1956 vide Govt. of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development Notification No.F.9-5/2002-U.3 dated.31.03.2004. At the time of Conferment of Deemed University status , BDS and MDS Courses were conducted at Meenakshi Ammal Dental College ,Maduravoyal , chennai -600 095. Subsequently, Meenakshi Medical College was established at Enathur,Kanchipuram in the Year 2003 as an affiliated college of Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University. The Govt. of India in their letter NO.F.9-11/2004-U.3. dated .26.07.2004 issued notiofication bringing the Meenakshi Medical College and Research Institute,Enathur, Kanchipuram under the ambit of the Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research. The Meenakshi College of Nursing ,Chennai Which was Started in the year 1998 as an Affiliated college of the Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai.The Govt. of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development in their letter No.F.9-22/2004-U.3 dated .02.06.2005 Issued notification bringing the Meenakshi College of Nursing, Chennai under the ambit of Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research.
Admission to all the courses are done on the basis of marks obtained in entrance exam conducted by the university.
The under graduate entrance test is conducted in the month of May and PG Entrance Test is conducted in the month of January, and for Super-Specialty course in the month of June every year. Selection is made by counseling as per the merit list.