When we speak about the history of an institution we
speak about the toils and turmoil, odds and events that the institution
has been through to look like what it is today.
The history of Chengalpattu Medical
College dates back to days before 1965 when this was a District Head Quarters
hospital with its building in the Town. In 1965 the Tamil Nadu Government
upgraded this District Headquarters hospital as a teaching institution
with 250 beds for clinical training. Mr. Vedachalam Mudaliar the then
Chairman of Chengalpattu Municipality donated the vast area which is in
pocession of this institution today. To begin with, this institution had
an annual admission of 50 students which the institution maintains till
date. This 41-year old institution was the 6th of its kind
to be started in Tamil Nadu.
In 1970, the institution started admitting girls thus becoming a co-education
institution. Initially there was a Deputy Superintendent for the hospital
and a Vice president for the College. The first Dean of our college was
Dr. P. Natarajan.
The first batch of medical graduates passed out in 1972. In the same year,
our college had the honour of conducting the National Anatomy Conference
under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Jayavelu the Head of Department of Anatomy
Initially, the studants had to take their University Examinations in Chennai.
Which was then known as Madras. In 1974 the University Exainations started
being conducted in Chengalpattu itself.
The maternity hospital of our college was in the old town building then
near Municipal office, in it was shifted to the present location so as
to function in integration with the other Departments.
Our hospital, at its dawn, was functioning with the basic departments
which include Medicine, Surgery, O&G, Pediatrics, Orthopedics, Ophthalmolgy,
ENT, Psychiatry and Chest Clinic.
As days went by, the super specialty Departments started functioning one
by one thus making our hospital a tertiary care center with multi Specialty
approach. The super specialty presently functioning are Neurology, Cardiology,
Nephrology, Pediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Urology, Neuro Surgery,
This UG institution was later promoted by allotment of PG course M.S.
General Surgery, one seat per year.
To and more feathers to the crown, the nursing school, ome year training
course in Physiotherapy, theater assistant, Lab assistant were commenced
in the year 2004.
Various new edifices added to make our institution more beautiful include
New OP block, Post natal Ward Mortuary with air-conditioning facility,
ophthalmology building, two new hotels one for men and one for women with
a capacity of 50 each, lecture hall with a capacity of 300 and auditorium
wth a capacity of 750.
In addition to these the number of beds which was 250 then has been increased
to 600 now.
Multimedia in the form of computers
and power point were integrated in the teaching facility since 2001 making
a sincere effort to make the students more competent to face the ever
growing competition prevailing in the present world.
Our institution celebrated her Silver
Jubilee on 01-06-1990 and marches towards Golden Jubilee with full hopes
of further development.