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Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute

Who can become a medical professional? Anyone who is no stranger to hard work, commitment, dedication and a person who values the lives of other human beings more than everything he/she owns. If you are such a responsible person then you are very well suited for this noble profession. Along with being responsible, the medical profession also seeks long term involvement in learning and practicing medicine in a reputed medical institution. Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute is one of the top 15 private medical colleges in Tamilnadu which is constructed with state-of-the-art environmental infrastructure and is equipped with cutting edge technology in order to give it’s students a high quality medical education which meets international standards. Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute offers  1 undergraduate (MBBS) programme, 20 Postgraduate (MD/MS) programmes, 7 super speciality (DM/MCh) programmes and 1 Post Graduate diploma course in clinical embryology for the meritorious students.



Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute is located strategically within Chennai city limits at the Chettinad Academy of Research and Education campus,Kelambakkam. It aims at offering international standard medical education for everyone. The institute is deemed to be a university and consists of an in-campus hospital that trains medical professionals and surgeons of tomorrow.

Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute admits students based on the rank list prepared in accordance to the marks scored by the students in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute holds the fame of creating patient friendly doctors, who are now working at reputed hospitals and medical centers across the globe.

  1. Based on the facilities available at Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute,Outlook has ranked it as – one of the top 15 best medical colleges in the South zone.
  2. Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute houses the best infrastructural merits of a medical institution including  state-of-the-art laboratories complimented with sophisticated equipment, digitally equipped lecture halls, air conditioned classrooms, well stacked central library, dedicated placement hub and a spacious play area.

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Courses Offered :

  1. Bachelor in Dental Science
  2. Master in Dental Science

What is MBBS ?

MBBS is nothing but an undergraduate programme  for aspirants whose only aim is to excel in medicine and become a doctor. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in medical science is the basic qualification of a medical practitioner.

The duration of MBBS course is five years and six months including one year of rotational internship at hospitals, health centres, and health camps organised by non-profit organisations (NGOs).

What does MBBS cover ?

The essential course covers the syllabus includes studies on anatomy, pharmacology, pathology as well as community health & medicine, paediatrics, and surgery. The career specialisations for MBBS students are Nephrology, Cardiology, Gynecology, Anesthesiology, Organ Transplant, Endocrine, and General Surgery, etc. Students can opt these based on their interest.

Are there any eligibility to study MBBS ?

To study MBBS in India, the candidate has to clear NEET and based on score post examination, students are admitted to both government and private institutions. For those who wish to study medicine overseas, the criteria depends on the institution and its country. For more details, on overseas medical admission, click here.

What is NEET ?

Conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA), National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test is a national level entrance exam for medical aspirants to get admission for MBBS, BDS and professional medical courses at educational institutions in India.

Eligibility Criteria :

The eligibility criteria for applying for NEET (UG) requires a qualification of Higher Secondary School studies. Currently, NEET is considered as the only entrance test required for candidates to join medical institutions. Hence, a pass percentage of the exam is demanded for admissions in India.

How seats are allotted ?

Once the entrance test is over, NTA releases rank list according to the students score.Based on the rank list declared, students are invited to attend counselling sessions to join institutions across the country.

Ranklist and Cutoff :

Similarly, the criteria for minimum qualifying marks to be eligible for admission to MBBS course shall also be applicable to INIs. Further, the common counseling for admission to MBBS in these INIs shall be conducted by the DGHS as per the Time Schedule specified in the MCI’s regulations.

 The responsibility of the NTA is limited to the conduct of the entrance examination, declaration of result and for providing an “All India Rank Merit List” to the Directorate General Health Service, Government of India for the conduct of counselling for 15% All India Quota Seats and for providing the result to States/other Counselling Authorities.

Facts About Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute :

Applications are Opened for 2021

❖ Ranked under top 11 private medical institutions 2020 by Outlook.

❖ Chettinad has been awarded with QSI-Gauge E-Lead award for its excellence in academics by Qs-I Gauge.

❖ Ranked 32nd best medical college in India.

❖ Ranked 10th best private college in Southzone.

❖ Honoured with 12B status by University Grants Commission.

❖ Ranked under top 100 Universities in India by NIRF.

❖ Dedicated and experienced faculty, student centric innovative teaching learning methods,  and excellent infrastructure including state-of-the-art lecture theatres, a well-stocked library, museums,  and laboratories are the bests of Chettinad.

❖ 1100 + research publications, has 35 patent publications.

❖ 50+ active MoUs with renowned academic institutions such as Linkoping University, Sweden, ReGenera Research Group for Aging Intervention & Milano Medical Health Aging Unit, Italy besides MOUs with industries.

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Scholarships and Student centric benefits

For students with high scores, scholarships benefits and fee waiver schemes are offered to help everyone continue their journey. To apply for scholarships and benefits, students should apply via the official website of the college.

To avail scholarship and fee discount benefits, fill in your details here with marks scored in the class 12 examination. We will help you get admission and discounts/scholarships.

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Students joining through us are eligible to receive discounts of up to 75 % on fees from our partnered institutions.

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Students with high scores are eligible to receive scholarship benefits directly from the institution.



Lecture Hall | Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute
Lecture Hall | Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute

Be it an academic event or national level seminar, Chettinad’s gallery-type lecture halls & non-gallery type demo halls are there. The lecture halls are designed spacious with modern gadgets including tools meant for gaming and animation. Also CARE houses studio-type halls for practical training, building prototypes, designing, & allied activities. There is a central Atrium with natural lighting for students to relax / study.


Smart Campus | Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute
Smart Campus | Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute

Chettinad owns the best infrastructure built elegantly with state of art facilities and amenities. The complete campus is well connected with internet connection and equipped smart to meet the demand of students comfort. The campus is pollution free with green zones, battery operated vehicles and bi-cycles to commute within the large campus. The entire campus is Wi-Fi enabled to provide access for the students to enhance their learning. Entire campus is monitored with 600 Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) for safety and security purposes.


Hostel | Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute
Hostel | Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute

Chettinad offers accommodation facilities for those from far off places. The institute has separate hostels for men and women, equipped with all basic amenities. All rooms are spacious, air conditioned, and interconnected with wifi connection. Based on requirement, rooms can be customized.


Transportation | Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute
Transportation | Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute

Transportation facility is available for  day scholars to ply between campus and home. The facility can be availed by paying a small fee.


Cafeteria | Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute
Cafeteria | Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute

Health and hygiene are the two eyes of Chettinad. Ensuring the wellness of it, food is prepared in a hygienic way in an in house canteen.  Both vegetarian and Non vegetarian foods are available. Based on their requirements, students can make use of it.


Infra structure | Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute
Infra structure | Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute

Other than these, Chettinad campus houses  basic amenities such as 24/7 ATM facilitated by Nationalised bank, Bank extension counters, a travel desk, beauty parlour, and stationery shop complete the stress-free campus living experience.

Student's Testimonials


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