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Stanley Medical College

Stanley Medical College

Established : 1938
Type : Co-Education
Director : --
Dean : --
Former Name : Stanleans
Location : Chennai
Affiliation(s) : Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University
Category : Undergraduate & Postgraduate (Degree & Diploma)
Accreditation / Recognition : Medical Council of India (MCI)
Department(s) : M.B.B.S., M.D. & M.S.


  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.)
  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
  • Masters in Surgery (M.S.)
  • Diploma in Anaesthesiology
  • Diploma in Orthopaedics
  • Diploma in Dermatology, Venerology & Leprosy
  • Diploma in Gynaecology and Obstetrics


Admissions to Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) and post-graduate (MD, MS, other diplomas and higher specialties) are through state (85% seats) and national (15%) entrance examinations. Reservations of seats and reduced tuition are available to underserved communities. Admissions are open only to Indian citizens, and are highly competitive. Admissions to the MBBS program (about 250 seats per year) are based on a weighted aggregate of the entrance exam and high-school final exam scores. About 1 in 40 applicants are accepted to the MBBS program statewide (about 1500 seats in 15 medical colleges), and only the top-rankers among those accepted to the MBBS program statewide are admitted to Stanley Medical College bringing the effective admission rate to less than 1 in 200. Several seats in post-graduate programs are reserved for physicians in Government service.

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Stanley Medical College (SMC), Chennai was established in 1938. It is a government medical college with hospitals is one of the oldest medical colleges in India. Stanley Medical College is ranked 9th according to the NDTV ranking of top medical colleges in India. The College is associated with the Government Stanley Hospital which has 1280 beds for in-patient treatment. Stanley Medical College is known for providing high quality education in its well designed campus. The college provides world class laboratories to students in order to give them par knowledge.

The three well known departments of the Stanley Medical Hospitals are Surgical Gastroenterology, Urology and the Institute of Hand Rehabilitation and Plastic Surgery. The Institute for Research and Rehabilitation of Hand and the Department of Plastic Surgery (IRRH & DPS) is one of the best centers in Southeast Asia. The Department of Surgical Gastroenterology was the first in India to perform a successful liver transplant, under the leadership of Dr. R.P. Shanmugam, Surgical Gastroenterologist and the first among Hospitals/ Hospital Departments in India to obtain the ISO 9001 certification.

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