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Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute (CHRI)
Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute (CHRI)

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Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute (CHRI) is a constituent college of Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, a deemed to be university, located at Kelambakkam, Chennai. Established in 2006, the medical college has been providing quality education and continues to be a preferred destination for aspiring students from all over the country. CHRI initially commenced with an approved intake capacity of 150 students which has been enhanced to 250 seats since 2019 onwards.

CHRI offers programs at all levels including 1 undergraduate (MBBS), 19 Postgraduate (MD/MS), 7 super speciality (DM/MCh) and 1 Post Graduate diploma course in clinical embryology. Dedicated and experienced faculty, excellent infrastructure, state-of-the-art lecture theatres, a well-stocked library, museums, laboratories and skill and virtual labs that provide hands-on experience to the students are some of the highlights of this institution. Students at CHRI get the opportunity to interact with and learn from some of the best professionals in their chosen area.





Faculty of Medicine

3 years - 4 ½ years

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Allied Health Sciences

3 years

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Prof. Dr. Meenakshi. N

Dean i/c

Dr. T. Kathir Subramaniyam

Medical Superintendent

Dr. R. Arunkumar

Vice Principal


Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute, Kelambakkam, Chennai, has been in the forefront of providing medical education in Chennai since 2006.  Known for quality education, the institution has been a destination for aspiring students.

With dedicated and experienced faculty, excellent infrastructure, library facilities, museums, laboratories and skill and virtual labs, that provide hands-on experience to the students, the institution has been attracting students from all across India making it their preferred destination.  The students who have graduated from this institution have been successfully practicing medicine in India and beyond its shores.

Our endeavour has always been to provide the best and the state-of-the-art facilities to the students and to prepare them to take up the challenges of tomorrow, so that when they graduate from the portals of the institutions they are fully fit, ready and competent to handle the responsibilities required of the medical profession. 

Chettinad Hospital has excellent patient care facilities and provides the students ample opportunities to develop their clinical skills, beside learning empathy and bedside manners.  The rural and urban health centres of CHRI, have also been providing community service at a rural area and the students get ample opportunity to expand the basic clinical skills.

The institution attracts research grants from various funding agencies and provides an excellent opportunity for the students to get involved in research.  Clinical trials, government sponsored research projects and private funded projects provide an opportunity for the faculty and the researchers to hone their research skills. The Health City campus at Kelambakkam Chennai provides excellent opportunities for the student community to interact with students of other professional disciplines and gain knowledge about different cultures. The 30 plus acre environmental and eco-friendly campus with residential facility also offers amenities for sports and recreation facilitating their overall development.

I welcome you to this vibrant community and wish you all the very best to become a medical professional.

Jai Hind.

–  Dr. K. Pitchai Balashanmugam (Dean)





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