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  HISTORY OF CHENGALPATTU MEDICAL COLLEGE  
     
     
 

      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 then.

      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, etc.,

      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.

 
     
  Dr. R. K. Sekar