Sri Ramachandra University / Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute

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Ramachandra Nagar, Porur
Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600116 , India
(044) 45928500, 24768027, 24768029
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About Sri Ramachandra University / Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute

Sri Ramachandra University is one of the leading Universities of India. It is also one of the largest Healthcare Educational Institution in Asia. Sri Ramachandra University was established in the year 1985 as part of the Sri Ramachandra Education & Health Trust under the leadership of Shri N.P.V. Ramasamy Udayar. Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute was established as a private not for-profit self-financing Institution. In view of its academic excellence, the Government of India declared Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute 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 University in 2006. The University, now consists of Sri Ramachandra Medical College & RI and 7 other Faculty with over 60 Departments offers about 100 Courses. The University offers 71 Medical and allied courses at postgraduate level for qualified graduates and 9 courses at the undergraduate level for +2 (12th grade) students in medical, dental, Para-medical and allied health sciences disciplines through it's constituent College/Faculty located within the campus. The University is spread over an area of 150 acres. The emblem of the University has 4 salient images depicted in it: The Red Triangle with its apex pointing up, the bow, the arrow and the entwined snakes. The Triangle with the arrow underscores the Mission of the University: viz, to merge the three enduring objectives – Education, Healthcare and Research – represented by its three sides into a harmonized whole and hold it launched boldly up into the future. The arrow in addition, stands for the wand of Hermes (or the staff of Asclepius) and with the two entwined snakes represents the Caduceus, which has been traditionally used as the symbol of the medical profession. Uniquely, the bow here adds dynamism and a further dimension to the theme as it holds the arrow poised with its focus into posterity.

Location - Sri Ramachandra University is located in Porur, on the busy Chennai - Bangalore highway, a twenty minute drive from the Chennai international airport.

College / Faculty

  • Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute.
  • Faculty of Dental Sciences - Sri Ramachandra Dental College & Hospital.
  • Faculty of Pharmacy - Sri Ramachandra College of Pharmacy.
  • Faculty of Nursing - Sri Ramachandra College of Nursing.
  • Faculty of Physiotherapy - Sri Ramachandra College of Physiotherapy.
  • Faculty of Management Sciences - Sri Ramachandra College of Management.
  • Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Technology and Research - Sri Ramachandra College of Biomedical Sciences, Technology and Research.
  • Faculty of Allied Health Sciences - Sri Ramachandra College of Allied Health Sciences.


Hostels - There are about 2500 rooms in the hostels for men and women students. Good sized single bath-attached rooms are available for NRI/Foreign students. These hostels have quick direct access to the classrooms, laboratories, hospitals and the Sri Ramachandra - Harvard Library Learning Centre. Every hostel room has a desk, chairs, book-rack and steel safe in addition to a cot without mattress. Students have to procure their own mattresses, pillows and sheets. Rooms are given provision to place window air-conditioners. The Maintenance staff  helps to install a window Air-conditioner if a student can procure the same.

Library - The Library has a collection of of more than 29000 books, around 450 journals, 3528 thesis and more than 45000 back issues at any time between 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on working days and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on holidays. To make it user friendly, books are classified under 'Dewey Decimal Classification'. Audio and video room is present with wide range of CDs and Video is present with wide range of CDs and Video cassettes to learn more effectively. The specially designed Harvard Auditorium and conference room located inside the library is available for multi media presentations, to conduct teleconferences and for international image transfer. The Library is also known as 'Sri Ramachandra Harvard Learning Centre' owing to the historical inter institutional alliance with the Harvard Medical International. Boston, USA.

Vidya Sudha - Vidya Sudha is a Learning Centre for Children with Special Needs. Vidya Sudha is uniquely designed daycare centre, where parents are an integral part of the plan and care process. This Family-Centred Intervention Programme requires that one of the parents (usually the mother) participate in all the sessions along with the child. Parents can continue to mentor their child at home, with the learning continuing beyond the campus.The Institute has created an Individualized Educational Programme (IEP) for each child so as to have a greater impact on the overall growth and development of the child. Special Needs Activity Centre fro Kids (SNACK), was also created, where children with special needs can interact with others, to learn practical skills. SNACK, also creates opportunities for the children to specialize and have fun, by conducting special camps & activities.

Admission for NRI / Foreign students - Non-resident Indian Students and Foreign students are exempted from taking the All India Entrance Examinations conducted by Sri Ramachandra University for admission. As students come from different backgrounds and from a wide range of countries graduating at different times each year, an examination for them is a difficult task. All the prospective students are required to send their high school transcripts of 10th, 11th and 12th grades to the attention of the Registrar by mail or fax. The same can be sent as e-mail attachments also by email.

NRI / Foreign students are eligible for admission to the following courses offered by Sri Ramachandra University :-

  • M.B.B.S. - Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery.
  • B.D.S - Bachelor of Dental Surgery.
  • BPT - Bachelor of Physiotherapy.
  • B.Pharm. - Bachelor of Pharmacy.
  • BASLP - Bachelor of Audiology Speech - Language and Pathology.
  • B.Sc - Nursing.
  • B.Sc - Allied Health Sciences.
  • B.Sc - Biomedical Sciences.
  • B.Sc - Optometry.
  • B.Sc - Emergency & Trauma Care Technology.

For more info:

The Registrar,
Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai - 600116.
Tamil Nadu, India.
Tel : 0091-44 2476 5512 Extn. 203

Medical Centre - Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre is a major referral tertiary care centre in South India and has 1675 beds at present. It is located within the Deemed University campus. The Hospital caters to the needs of the students for their medical learning and training in various faculties.

Telemedicine - The University has established, state of the art Telemedicine Connectivity by satellite, ISDN lines and internet connectivity to several institutions in India – Siliguri, Durgapur, Kolkata, Guwahati, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Jammu & Kashmir, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra, to name a few. It has been included in the PAN-African E-network for telemedicine.

Research - Sri Ramachandra University and Harvard Medical International Associated Institution, have established a Central Research Facility to gain recognition as a Centre of Excellence in Medical Research. All Research & Development activities of the University are coordinated by Director (Research). Presently there are 261 major and minor research projects operational.

Some of the Facilities

  1. Medical Informatics and study design unit.
  2. Contract Clinical Trials Division.
  3. Epidemiology Research unit.
  4. Project Development and Documentation Unit.
  5. Traditional Medicine Research Unit.
  6. University Sophisticated Instrumentation Centre.
  7. NMR facilities along with walk-in-cold room [4 Degree Centigrade].
  8. Cryopreservation unit (-80 Degree Centigrade and - 146 Degree Centigrade).
  9. Cold room (-20 Degree Centigrade) University.

PRODEV - Professional Development  is an introductory program designed to enhance the overall professional developmental development of the medical student. Through a series of lectures and didactic sessions that are complemented the same afternoon by small group sessions/tutorial and demonstrations, the students are able to acquire the attitudes and skills necessary for effective functioning of a physician – which have traditionally been only acquired as part of a hidden curriculum. In addition the course provides for a mentoring process in which a small group of students (approximately 6-8) are in contact with the same facilitator for close to 2 years of the most crucial period of their education. It is intended for : Students of VI, VII, VIII and IX semesters. Duration of course is 30 weeks / 90 hours - 30 hours of didactic and 60 hours of applied practical.

Banking Facility - The Indian Bank (full time branch) have their extension counters inside the campus. ATM facilities are also available.

Sports Facilities -  Sports activities include ground facilities and courts for playing cricket, tennis, volleyball, basketball etc.  Coaches for all indoor and outdoor sport activities are available. Students from Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute actively participate and compete in many inter-college and varsity sports events. Indoor games facilities for Table tennis, Billiards, and Carom etc., in addition to well- equipped gymnasium are available in each hostel.

Co-Curricular Activities - Student Exchange programs are conducted from top universities around the world. Besides this various class, social events, annual cultural, literary, fine art events and sports activities are held all year round.

Guest Facilities - Single/double rooms are available on payment of reasonable charges at the Annexe and Canteen facilities are available for the benefit of guests including students’ parents and guardians.


  • The University has been accredited with 'A' Grade (CGPA 3.52 on 4 Point scale) by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
  • The University has acquired the prestigious accreditation by the Joint Commission of International (USA). The JCIA award is a rare privilege that only a handful of hospitals in the country and a few in other countries have received. The award is reminiscence of it's capabilities.
  • Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute has an ongoing inter institutional alliance with Partners Harvard Medical International, Boston, USA, since 1997. Through the aegis of this alliance the quality of academic education at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute receives frequent reviews and upgradation. Several meaningful student and faculty exchange programs, CME seminars and research collaborations are included in the activities. The Harvard Liaison Committee at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute will assist and facilitate the process of securing clerkship positions at Harvard related institutions through Harvard Medical International for the benefit of our senior students. Every year the best out-going student from Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute receive partial funding and sponsorship to undertake a clerkship position in a Harvard related institution. Senior students are encouraged and allowed to participate in many of the Medical Education related programs and workshops conducted at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute in association with Harvard Medical International.
  • Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute is included in the directory of the World Health Organisation, which is a requirement for the college qualifications to be recognized internationally for purposes of higher postgraduate education and employment opportunities.
  • Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute is recognized by the General Medical Council of UK.
  • Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute is fully recognized by the Medical Council of India and Sri Ramachandra Dental College and Hospital is fully recognised by Dental Council of India and Malaysian Dental Council, Malaysia.

Information compiled from : Sri Ramachandra University / Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute Website
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