Madras Medical College (MMC), Chennai  Chennai, Tamil Nadu

 ESTD 1835
 Public College
  MCI, PCI Approved

Madras Medical College (MMC) , Chennai

Nisha Gupta

Madras Medical College (MMC), Chennai famously known as MMC College Chennai is the third oldest medical college in India which was established in 1835 by the then Governor of Madras, Sir Fredrick Adams. In 1857, the college was affiliated to the University of Madras. It was one of the pioneer institutions that provided women along with men with medical education. Mary Ann Dacomb Scharlieb was the first woman in the world that be admitted to a medical college, that is in MMC hence the college has a name in history. It is one of the best college in top  medical colleges in Chennai. 

Madras Medical College (MMC) offers Undergraduate, Postgraduate, PG Diploma, and PG super specialty courses such as MBBS, MS, MD, DM, and MCh. Admission to MMC Chennai takes place through the NEET exam conducted at the national level for some programs and for the rest, it is based on merit as well as TNPCEE score. 

Madras Medical College (MMC), Chennai Highlights

CollegeMadras Medical College (MMC)
Established in2005
Affiliated to University of Madras
Admission modeOnline & Offline
Admission criteriaMerit & Entrance Based
Entrance AcceptedNEET, TNCPEE
Courses offered

UG - MBBS, B. Sc, BPT, B. Pharm


PG Superspeciality - DM, MCh

FacilitiesHostel, Canteen, Transportation, Seminar Halls, Smartroom classes
Official website


Madras Medical College (MMC), Chennai Courses

Madras Medical College or MMC Chennai offers courses at undergraduate, Postgraduate, Postgraduate Diploma, and PG Superspeciality levels. UG courses include MBBS, BPT, and B. Sc Nursing. PG courses such as MS and MD are offered in several specializations such as MD is offered in Anatomy, Anaesthesiology, Biochemistry, Forensic Medicine, Paediatrics, Physiology, Pharmacology, Physiatry, Radiodiagnosis, Radiotherapy, Community Medicine, and MS in General Surgery, Microbiology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, and Ophthalmology. PG super-specialty courses include DM and MCh whereas PG Diploma is offered in diabetology. Below is a list of courses offered along with their eligibility and duration: 






10+2 with a minimum of a 50% and NEET score

5.5 Years

B. Pharm


10+2 with a minimum of 50% in PCM/PCB & TNPCEE

4 Year

Basic B. Sc Nursing

3 Years

Post B. Sc Nursing



Must qualify NEET PG

3 Years


2 Years

Diploma in Diabetology

Must have passed MBBS



Must have completed PG (MD/MS)

3 Years



3 Years


Madras Medical College (MMC), Chennai Admission                                                              

  • Admission to MMC Chennai is based on merit as well as entrance such as NEET, NEET PG, and TNPCEE. Candidates.
  • Candidates interested in seeking admission to MMC Chennai must fill out the application form available on the official website of the Directorate of Medical Education. 
  • Admission in courses such as B. Pharmacy, BPT, and B. Sc is based on 10+2 marks, candidates who have qualified TNPCEE are also eligible. 
  • 15 percent of seats for MBBS are filled through NEET counseling, whereas 85% of seats are reserved for state quota. 
  • 50% of seats for courses such as PG Diploma, MD, and MS are filled via NEET PG counseling, and the rest through state quota. 
  • If candidates meet the eligibility criteria, they will be called for a counseling session with all the necessary documents for verification.
  • After counseling and verification of documents, they will need to pay the admission fee for the desired course.

Madras Medical College (MMC) Notable Alumni

Ayyathan GopalanChief Surgeon, Medical Professor, Social reformer of Kerala 

Ayyathan Janaki Ammal

First female doctor of Kerala
Mukhter Ahmed AnsariPresident of Indian National Congress
V. Mohandiabetologist and Padma Shri recipient

Anbumani Ramadoss

Former Union health minister

Dr Vasudevan Maitreyan

Member of Parliament (Rajyasabha)

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