Stanley Medical College

Coordinates: 13°06′22″N 80°17′12″E / 13.106225°N 80.286745°E / 13.106225; 80.286745
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Stanley Medical College
அரசு ஸ்டான்லி மருத்துவக் கல்லூரி
Stanley Medical College logo.png
MottoBrotherhood, Teamwork, Tolerance
TypePublic; Medical College and Hospitals
Established1938; 85 years ago (1938)[1]
DeanP. Balaji
Royapuram, Chennai, 600 001
TN, India
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13°06′22″N 80°17′12″E / 13.106225°N 80.286745°E / 13.106225; 80.286745
NicknameStanleans (stanlions)
AffiliationsThe Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University
Surgery Block
Stanley statue

Stanley Medical College (SMC) is a public medical college located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Though the original hospital is more than 200 years old, the medical college was formally established on 2 July 1938.

The medical college and the hospital include a Centre of Excellence for Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery and a separate cadaver maintenance unit, the first in the country. By legacy, the hospital's anatomy department receives corpses for scientific study from the Monegar Choultry from which the hospital historically descended.[2]


Hand Rehabilitation / Plastic Surgery Institute

Stanley Medical College and Hospitals is one of the oldest centers in India in the field of medical education.[3] The seed for this institution was sown as early as 1740 when the East India Company first created the medical department. The Stanley Hospital now stands on the old site of the Monegar Choultry established in 1782.[4] In 1799, the Madras Native Infirmary was established with Monegar Choultry and leper asylum providing medical services.[4]

In 1830, philanthropist Raja Sir Ramasamy Mudaliar endowed a hospital and dispensary in the Native Infirmary. In 1836, Madras University established M.B. & G.M. and L.M & S medical courses in the Native Infirmary. In 1903, a hospital assistant course was introduced with the help of the East India Company. In 1911, the first graduating class was awarded their Licensed Medical Practitioner (LMP) diplomas.[4]

In 1933, a five-year D.M. & S (Diploma in Medicine & Surgery) course was inaugurated by Lt. Colonel Sir George Fredrick Stanley, a British parliamentarian. The school was named after him by the Governor of Madras Presidency on 2 July 1938. In 1941, three medical and surgical units were created. This was expanded to seven medical and surgical units in 1964. In 1938, 72 students studied, and then from 1963, 150 students were admitted each year.[4]

In 1990, the Institute of Social Paediatrics was established. Initially established as a centre for children and for improving research programmes. The institute houses several departments of the hospital including nephrology, dermatology, and neurology and provides treatment for adult patients from Stanley.[5]


The college is associated with the Government Stanley Hospital which has 1580 beds for in-patient treatment.[6] The hospital has an out-patient attendance of around 5000 patients per day.[7] It has an 8-storey surgical complex equipped to perform up to 40 surgeries simultaneously, and a separate pediatrics block with all specialities under one roof.[4]


Admissions to Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) and post-graduate (MD, MS, other diplomas and higher specialties) are through state (85% seats) and national (15%) entrance examinations. Reservations of seats and reduced tuition are available to reserved communities. Admissions are open only to Indian citizens, and are highly competitive. Admissions to the MBBS program (about 250 seats per year) are based on NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test). Several seats in post-graduate programs are reserved for physicians in government service.

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  1. ^ "Stanley Radiology". Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  2. ^ Peter, Petlee (12 May 2012). "Old Jail Road, a link with the past". The Hindu. Chennai. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  3. ^ "From R'puram Medical School to Stanley Medical College". Madras Musings. March 2013. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d e "EMedicine Live -Stanley Medical College | Hospitals". Archived from the original on 24 January 2009. Retrieved 7 January 2009.
  5. ^ Madhavan, D. (28 January 2013). "It's a long walk for Stanley patients". The Hindu. Chennai. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Stanley Medical College, Chennai". The Telegraph. Calcutta, India. 3 November 2004. Archived from the original on 18 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Marginal fall in patient turnout in hospitals". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 1 April 2007. Archived from the original on 8 January 2008.