Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute was established by Sri Ramachandra Educational and Health Trust in the year 1985 as a private not-for-profit self-financing institution committed to serve the society as a centre of excellence with emphasis on medical education, research and health care. The Trust established the institution as a “Centre of Excellence” under the leadership of Late Shri. N.P.V. Ramasamy Udayar, founder-managing trustee of the Trust and also the first chancellor of the deemed university.
The institute was recognised as a deemed university by the Government of India in September, 1994 under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956. As notified by the UGC, the nomenclature of the institution was changed to Sri Ramachandra University in 2006 and reverted to SRMC&RI (DU) from December, 2017. Eventually, as per the notification (dated 08.08.2018) by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, it was rechristened to “Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research (Deemed to be University)”.
Over the years, the institute has metamorphosed into a full-fledged Deemed University with twelve faculties/constituent colleges that presently offer 150 UG and PG programmes in healthcare sciences to 6,500 students with a faculty: student ratio 1:7.
Spread over 150 acres, the university is housed in a green campus dotted with well manicured lawns, sprawling open spaces and trees. The campus itself is a township that houses colleges, the medical centre, staff and student housing, conference facilities, play grounds, multi cuisine restaurants, ATMs, gift shops, travel service, railway reservation counter and a post office.
Over two million square feet of built-up space houses technologically equipped, fully air-conditioned state of the art class rooms, modern laboratories and one of the largest medical libraries in the region – the Central Library Learning Centre.
MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery)
MD (Doctor of Medicine) in Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Community Medicine, Immuno Haematology & Blood Transfusion Medicine, Forensic Medicine, General Medicine, Paediatrics, Anaesthesiology, Radio-Diagnosis, Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Psychiatry, TB and Pulmonary Medicine, Sports Medicine
MS (Master of Surgery) in General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Otorhinolaryngology, Ophthalmology
MSc (Master of Science) in Medical Anatomy, Medical Physiology, Medical Biochemistry, Medical Microbiology and Applied Molecular Biology
Higher Speciality Courses
DM (Doctorate of Medicine) in Cardiology, Neurology, Nephrology, Medical Gastroenterology, Critical Care Medicine, Reproductive Medicine
MCh (Master of Chirurgical) in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Urology, Neuro Surgery, Surgical Gastroenterology, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Paediatric Surgery
Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research offers admission to most of its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes on merit basis and also based on NEET score. For PhD programmes, candidates need to qualify several state/national-level entrance exams.
For more details on admission and fees, visit the university website.
The university hostel provides 2,500 single rooms for boys and girls that accommodate undergraduate and postgraduate students in medical and other disciplines.