Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute

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Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute
SRMC&RI Official Logo.png
Motto Higher Values in Higher Education
Type Deemed
Established 1985
Founder N. P. V. Ramasamy Udayar
Chancellor V. R. Venkatachalam
Location Porur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
13°02′22″N 80°08′34″E / 13.0395°N 80.1427°E / 13.0395; 80.1427Coordinates: 13°02′22″N 80°08′34″E / 13.0395°N 80.1427°E / 13.0395; 80.1427
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Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research (SRMC & RI), formerly Sri Ramachandra University (SRU), is an institute deemed to be university located in Porur, Chennai, India.[1] SRMC & RI consists of eight constituent colleges with over 45 departments offering about 92 courses in health care and medical studies and research with more than 3500 students.[2]

SRMC & RI was founded by Sri Ramachandra Education & Health Trust on September 11, 1985 by N. P. V. Ramasamy Udayar (1936–1998). It was founded as a medical college, and was awarded the deemed to be university status in September 1994.[3]

In 1997, SRMC & RI entered into a relationship with Partners Harvard Medical International to pursue curriculum reform, faculty development, and improvements in health care quality and patient safety in the school's affiliated medical centre. One of the results of this collaboration was the achievement of accreditation by Joint Commission International in 2009, the first teaching hospital in India to obtain such accreditation from JCI. The institute has been accredited by NAAC with A Grade with a CGPA of 3.62 on a 4-point scale, the highest to be awarded to a medical institute in India. Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre is the associated teaching hospital for the school.

Constituent colleges[edit]

  • Sri Ramachandra Dental College
  • Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute
  • Sri Ramachandra College of Nursing
  • Sri Ramachandra College of Pharmacy
  • Sri Ramachandra Faculty of Physiotherapy
  • Sri Ramachandra College of Allied Health Sciences
  • Sri Ramachandra College of Biomedical Science, Technology and Research
  • Sri Ramachandra College of Management
  • Sri Ramachandra Faculty of Public Health

Courses Offered[edit]

  • MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery)
  • Dental (UG & PG)
  • Post-Graduation
  • Nursing (UG &PG)
  • Physiotherapy
  • Pharmacy (UG & PG)
  • Higher Specialty Courses

A total of 98 Courses are offered in various categories by the institute.[4]


University and college rankings
General – India
NIRF (Overall) (2018)[5] 62
NIRF (Universities) (2018)[6] 40
Medical - India
India Today (2017)[7] 6
The Week (2017)[8] 16
Pharmacy – India
NIRF (2018)[9] 21

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranked Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute 62 overall in India in 2018,[5] 40 among universities[6] and 21 in the pharmacy ranking.[9] SRMC & RI was ranked sixth among medical colleges in India in 2017 by India Today[7] and 16th by The Week.[8]

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