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The first of its kind in India, the Chettinad Health City was started in 2005 by the Chettinad Group of Institutions to create a new benchmark for excellence in health, education and research. CHC has a research institute to promote advanced research activities in the medical sciences and a superspecialty hospital that provides quality healthcare services of international standards. In 2008, the Chettinad Academy of Research and Education (CARE) was awarded the status of Deemed to be University, with offers of 60 academic programs in the Faculty of Medicine, Medical Assistance and Allied Health Sciences.

The institute focuses on universal healthcare and translates into unparalleled opportunities for students and researchers to work on public health issues and understand the challenges. Towards quality in higher education, it focused on accreditation and recognition through renowned agencies such as NAAC, NABL, DSIR, etc. With the unique advantage of the interdisciplinary faculty, well-developed infrastructure, state-of-the-art research facilities and innovative teaching, training and research programs.

Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute is conveniently positioned to continue their journey of achieving excellence in “Teaching and research in interdisciplinary and emerging fields in medicine and health care”. In addition, the institute is fast becoming the preferred destination for medical education in South India.

Table of Contents

1. Quick Summary
2. MBBS Course
3. Admission Procedure & Eligibility
4. All India Quota(AIQ) Seats & Rank
5. Tamil Nadu State Quota MBBS Seats
6. PG Courses
7. Infrastructure
8. Facilities
9. Affiliated Hospitals
10. How to Reach

Quick Summary

Established: 2006
Total MBBS Seats: 250  (Permitted for increase of seats from 150 to 250 u/s 10(A)for 2019-20)
Tuition Fees: Management =Rs 22,00,000 /Year, NRI =USD 50,000
Hostel Fees: Rs 26250
AIQ Reallocation Fees: Rs 10000
Institution Type: Deemed
Affiliated To: Chettinad Academy of Research and Education (Deemed University), Chettinad
All India Ranking: 26
Tamil Nadu State Ranking:
Recognition and Listing: Medical Council of India(MCI), World Health Organisation(WHO)
Affiliated Hospital: Chettinad Hospital
Average Daily Out-Patients: 3487
Total Beds Available : 720
Post Graduate Courses : 19
Super Specialty Courses : 07
Other Names: Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute Kanchipuram, Chettinad Medical College and Hospital, CMCH, Chettinad Institute of Medical Science, Chettinad Medical Institution, Chettinad Health City, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education
Address: Chettinad Health City, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, (OMR, Chennai), Kelambakkam, Kanchipuram Dist., Tamil Nadu – 603103 India.
Website: http://www.chettinadhealthcity.com/
Contact: +91 44-47413320
Mobile: 9841829000

MBBS Course

The MBBS course is a four and a half year period followed by a one year compulsory rotating residential internship.
The lasting 12-month internship includes short courses in community health, medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, child health, orthopedics, emergency medicine, and various specialties. All these are according to the guidelines of the Medical Council of India. Admission to the MBBS program is based on the candidate marks obtained in the NEET-UG rank held by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

Chettinad Medical College offers MBBS Course has a total of 250 seats annually which are divided as 15% for NRI Quota and the remaining 85% for Management Quota.

Admission Procedure and Eligibility

Eligibility: 17 years of age or above as on 31-Dec of the admission year. The maximum age limit to Study MBBS course is 25 years. All Higher Secondary School Students with 10+2 in science stream including biology or biotechnology along with Physics and Chemistry with a minimum of 50% marks are eligible(In case of SC/ST, 40% in board exams; 45% for OBC Category) to study Medical Course.

Admission Procedure: It is compulsory for medical enthusiasts to appear for the National Eligibility and Entrance Examination (NEET) conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) after 12th grade who wish to get MBBS admission. All the Government, Private, Central and Deemed Universities will be based on NEET scores and the seats for all colleges / institutions / universities will be offered through counselling based on the eligibility Score/Rank, Preferences of colleges and seats available.

Admission to Chettinad Medical College admission is done through All India Counselling and Seats are reserved for Managment 85% and NRI Quota for 15%. Contact the college authority for Management quota seats to know more detailed admission procedures.

All India Quota(AIQ) Seats & Rank

Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute Kanchipuram has a total of 250 Seats(2019-2020), out of 85% are allotted through All India Quota(AIQ) counselling and remaing 15% for NRI Quota and the seats are reserved under following categories with seat Matrix(2018): Management-127 & NRI-23.

NEET 2018 All India Quota(AIQ) Rank for Chettinad Medical College as shown below:

Category Rank
Management 359146
NRI 729227

Tamilnadu State Quota MBBS Seats

100% Seats are reserved under Management Quota and please Refer All India Quota(AIQ) Seats & Rank as above

NEET 2019 Cutoff Details – AIQ and State QuotaMBBS Admission NEET Cut off
This year (NEET 2019) last All India Rank and NEET score cutoff can be found in MBBSCouncil Android App. This mobile App is updated regularly with current year MBBS Admission NEET cut off for Chettinad Medical college and other all medical colleges in India. By downloading this app, you can know the last(Cut off) for All India Rank, State Rank, Category Rank and NEET score of the candidate who got MBBS seat in Chettinad Medical College.

PG Courses

Chettinad Medical College offers admission to the following postgraduate courses and higher specialties. The number of seats available in each of these courses is indicated. Check the website for updated information about the courses, the current PG admission bulletin, the number of seats and more details about the admission process.

Type PG Course Seats
MD Radio Diagnosis/Radiology 06
MD Paediatrics 09
MD Psychiatry 03
MD Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy 05
MD Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases / Pulmonary Medicine 04
MD General Medicine 14
MD Anaesthesiology 13
MD Pathology 03
MD Pharmacology 04
MD Bio-Chemistry 02
MD Physiology 04
MD Microbiology 03
MD Social & Preventive Medicine / Community Medicine 06
MS General Surgery 16
MS Orthopaedics 10
MD/MS Obstetrtics & Gynaecology 09
MD/MS Anatomy 02
MD/MS Orthopaedics 05
M.ch Urology/Genito-Urinary Surgery 01
M.ch Cardio Thoracic Surgery 02
M.ch Neuro Surgery 01



Chettinad Medical College campus has spread over more than 33 acres of area and encompasses a community of students, researchers, and health professionals dedicated to improving the health of the larger community to which they belong. There are seven lecture halls are available in the college building with a capacity of 300 students in each. In Hospital building has 300 student lecture hall. Our lectures are well supported by practical experience in well-equipped laboratories. Each laboratory can accommodate over 90 students. Each laboratory has a demonstration room where students can receive instructions and lead discussions in small groups.

This College has well-equipped research labs in each department as well as the Central Research Lab. Each department also has seminar rooms for teacher seminars and magazine clubs. The most modern air-conditioned classrooms with multimedia devices make the lectures interesting. Thanks to LAN and the Internet available to all students, lecturers become more interactive.


CMCH library is built in an area of 4000 sqm and well stocked with over 20,310 books and more than 218 journals, of which 121 are international and 97 are national. The Library also subscribes to online journals. The digital library, with over 40 computers, high-speed internet access and audio-visual resources, is popular. Two reading rooms available separately in Inside and outside each with 250 seating capacity. Here separate staff rooms and PG students reading rooms are available. In addition to these facilities, the library is kept in barcode and also has reprographic facilities, which can take 14 pages/min.



The Chettinad Medical College Hostel and residential complex were built on an area of over 38,000 sqm on the university campus. There are separate hostels for men and women, the hostel for boys has over 830 rooms, and the hostel for women has 400 rooms, these are accommodation for 1000 students. These are comfortable single, double and triple rooms that offer accommodation. Spacious dining rooms serve nutritious dishes. The hostels are equipped with cable TV, telephone and study rooms with a computer and Internet access. A professional team of bodyguards ensures security.

There is a PG hostel with 82 rooms and separate residential facilities for nurses and interns with over 500 beds available. There are also residential facilities for teachers and non-teachers on this campus. Students are monitored by guards. full student safety is monitored and ratified by the Gender Harassment Committee and the Ragging Prevention Committee.

Affiliated Hospitals

The Chettinad Health City General Hospital is an example of the leading values that underpin the Chettinad Group’s motto “Health care for all.” This 720 didactic beds, a state-of-the-art hospital, offers 24-hour facilities that compare with the best in the world while being accessible to the most disadvantaged members of society. Almost 3,500 outpatient patients visit here.


A general hospital helps educate future healthcare professionals by providing them with the best training available. The General Hospital is proud of its highly qualified and well-trained doctors, nursing staff and support staff who provide the best care for everyone thanks to the rich clinical material and the latest equipment and equipment. In addition to all clinical and paraclinical departments that include the General Hospital, it’s an emergency and injury care services handle complex medical, surgical and injury-related situations around the clock. It also offers free outpatient services in all fields of medicine for a thousand or more patients from nearby communities who use outpatient clinics (OP) every day.

Health Department

The general hospital really embodies the spirit of care and compassion. CHC offers services to patients from various medical specialties. In addition to large male and female departments in each department, we also have exclusive special rooms with all modern amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible. With qualified physicians, well-trained nursing staff and a full range of internal support services, This are providing an environment of care and competence enabling a quick recovery.


The CHC Central Clinical Laboratory integrates our biochemical, microbiological and pathological laboratories. Highly qualified specialists, qualified technicians, and state-of-the-art equipment enable fast and accurate test results in the full range of tests. Our radiology department offers advanced X-ray services. Ultrasound examinations are carried out in the ultrasound department. Our services also include an echocardiogram, treadmill test (TMT) and lung function test (PFT) A first-of-its-kind vacuum-driven chute system cuts across the entire hospital, enabling sampling and reporting at several nodes within patient coverage.

Health Centres – Primary Health Centres and Rural/Urban Health Training Centres

  • RHTC – Poonjeri ; located 24 km from the college
  • UHTC – Karapakkam ; located 16 km from the college

How to Reach

Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute is located on Mahabaipuram Road, NH-49A, in Kelambakkam, Kanchipuram Distance, Tamilnadu State. Since the college is located near Chennai (State Capital) as far 38 km, so it has good connectivity with the road and rail network and can make frequent transport facilities accessible around a clock to reach the college and takes an hour of travel from the city.

The Chennai city has a larger railway network, which hosts the main southern railway, and the city has four main railway terminals such as Central Chennai, Egmore, Chennai beach and Tambaram. Tambaram is the closest railway station to the medical college at a distance of 25 km and can be reached in 45 minutes. The Nearest airport of the College is Chennai International Airport and is the fourth busiest in India, connected to major hubs in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, through over 30 national and international carriers, located 35 km away from the college with an hour travel time.

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March 7, 2020 at 5:21 pm

This college is one of the top college in Tamilnadu and it provides good faculties.

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