Medical Colleges in Chennai

Chennai is one of the pioneering states of India to come up as a premier medical education center in the country. There is a wide variety of medical colleges and universities in Chennai offering various courses in medical sector. Most of these institutions award the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.) degree, which is a four and a half year course. However, there are lots of other medical courses including Bachelors in Dental Studies (B.D.S.), unani medicine, ayurvedic medicine, homeopathic medicine or siddha medicine which are considered as traditional medical programs. Some other popular specialization courses in this field are optometry, nursing, anaesthetics, pathology, veterinary, prosthetics, radio isotope techniques, physiotherapy, radiology, paramedical, radiation medicine, psychiatry, ophthalmology, vitreo-retinal surgery, prosthetics and orthotics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, nutrition, forensic physiology and sciences, immunology, sports medicine and many more.

 Some of the medical colleges in Chennai offer graduate programs while others provide post graduate degrees. Eligibility criteria for each of the courses vary largely. In general, candidates need to be at least 17 years of age to apply for the general M.B.B.S course. They should have secured at least 50% marks in aggregate (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English) in their 10+2 board examinations. On the other hand, one can pursue specialization in subjects like radiation medicine, psychiatry, ophthalmology, physical medicine, vitreo-retinal surgery, sports medicine, etc. by having an M.B.B.S degree.

The world-class education offered by medical institutions in Chennai opens up a new world of career opportunities to the students. They can join government as well as private hospitals as specialty doctors, surgeons and other healthcare practitioners. These hospitals and other health clinics also provide work for medical technicians like scanning equipments operators, radiologists, clinical laboratory technicians, physiotherapists, pathologists, pharmacists, nutritionists and optometrists. Apart from all these options, one can start private practice and earn handsomely as well. Here is a list of top 10 medical colleges in Chennai, Tamilnadu:


Top 10 medical colleges in Chennai

  • Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute
  • The Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University
  • Madras Medical College and Research Institute
  • Stanley Medical College
  • Saveetha College of Dental Surgery
  • Ragas Dental College and Hospital
  • Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital
  • Jaya Educational Trust
  • Sri Sairam Medical College
  • SRM University
Name & Address Activity Phone & Email Course offered Seats
Chennai Medical College & Research Institute Park Town, Chennai – 600003 Tamil Nadu Medical Ph: 044-25365163 MBBS 165
Kilpauk Medical College Chennai – 600010 Tamil Nadu Medical Ph: 044-28255364 MBBS 100
Stanley Medical College Chennai – 600001 Tamil Nadu Medical Ph: 044-25240900 MBBS 150
Bharath Institute of Higher Education & Research No.7 Works Road, Chromepet, Chennai-44 (T.N.) Medical Ph: 22415600-2 Fax: 044-22415051 MBBS  
Govt. Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai- 10 (T.N.) Medical Ph: 044-28255364/331 Fax: 044-26412979 MBBS 100
Sreee Balaji Medical College and Hospital #7, Works Road, New Colony, Chromepet, Chennai-44 Medical Ph: 044-22416676 Fax: 22415051 Email: MBBS 100