Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute (Deemed to be University), ranked among the top health sciences universities in India, had its origin as Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute which was established by Sri Ramachandra Educational and Health Trust in the year 1985 as a private not-for-profit self-financing institution and dedicated to serve the society as a centre of excellence with emphasis on medical education, research and health care. The Trust achieved the task of establishing the Institution as a “Centre of Excellence” under the leadership of Late Shri.N.P.V.Ramasamy Udayar who was the Founder & Managing Trustee of the Trust and also the first Chancellor of the Deemed University. Shri. V.R. Venkataachalam is currently the Chancellor of the University and is also the Managing Trustee of the Trust. In view of its academic excellence, the Government of India declared Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute (Deemed to be University) as a Deemed University in September, 1994 under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956. As notified by the UGC, the nomenclature of the institution has been changed to Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute (Deemed to be University) in 2006 Over three decades, the institute has transformed into a full fledged university with nine constituent college/faculties - Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute (Deemed to be University) and Faculties of Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Allied Health Sciences, Management, Biomedical Sciences, Technology & Research and Public Health offering 99 U.G. and P.G. courses in health care sciences. with a faculty strength of 919, with 5320 students receiving teaching training under them,(Faculty: Student ratio 1:6) during the academic year 2015-16: The consistent quest for excellence in medical education, health care and research has earned the University many notable accreditations, recognitions and awards. Notable among them are - The National Assessment and Accreditation Council has reaccredited (cycle-2) Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute (Deemed to be University) with “A” Grade with a CGPA of 3.62 on a 4-point scale, the highest to be awarded to a private medical University in India.
The University offers, at present 15 Degree courses at undergraduate level in medical, dental, paramedical and allied health sciences disciplines and 39 courses in Medical, 8 courses in Dentistry and 35 para-medical Degree courses at postgraduate level.
For UG courses, candidates are selected on the basis of marks scored in personal interview, and for PG and Research level courses eligible candidates need to appear in Entrance Test conducted by the university.
For MBBS and BDS, eligible candidates need to appear in NEET UG 2017
For MD,MS and MDS, eligible candidates are required to appear in NEET PG 2017
No.1, Ramachandra Nagar, Chennai