Diplomate of National Board

Information for DNB and CRRI (Internships) at Meenakshi Mission:

The National Board of Examination has accredited MMHRC with 16 PG Courses - 8 Broad Specialties, 7 Super specialties and 1 Fellowship Course. Students who are selected for the PG Courses, as per the existing NBE norms, complete their course at the end of the time period stipulated by the NBE. The candidates appear for the theory examination of the NBE and follow further guidelines of the NB.

MMHRC is one of the prestigious Hospitals recognized for the Compulsory Rotating Internship Course (CRRI) by the Medical Council of India.

What are the Residency programs and details regarding each course?

There are Eight Broad Specialty PG Courses and Seven Super Specialty Courses as indicated below. The subjects of Orthopedics, Anesthesiology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Pediatrics have an additional Secondary seat for every primary seat. Secondary seats are filled by candidates who have completed the respective Diploma Courses. The current duration of the primary seat PG course is three years and the secondary seat is two years. Both primary and secondary candidates have to clear the NEET exam just before the National Academic selection.

The department of CTVS and Neurosurgery run six years courses admitting Candidates after MBBS & 1 year rotating internship and a CET Pass.

The following programs are being offered in Meenakshi Mission.

Post Graduate (Broad Specialty):

Eligibility  No of Seats
Secondary Selection
 Anaesthesiology MBBS & NEET Pass (Primary) MBBS & Diploma Course (Secondary) + CET Pass  10 seats  5 seats (36 months)  5 seats (24 months) July each year
 Family Medicine MBBS & NEET Pass (Primary)  8 seats  4 seats (36 months)  4 seats (24 months) January each year
 General Medicine MBBS & NEET Pass (Primary)  3 seats  3 seats (36 months)  - January each year
 General Surgery MBBS & NEET Pass (Primary)  3 seats 3 seats (36 months)  - January each year
Obstetrics & Gynecology MBBS & NEET Pass (Primary) MBBS & Diploma Course (Secondary) + CET Pass 4 seats 2 seats
(36 months)
 2 seats (24 months) July each year
 Orthopedics  MBBS & NEET Pass (Primary) MBBS & Diploma Course (Secondary) + CET Pass 4 seats   2 seats
(36 months)
 2 seats
(24 months)
July each year
 Radio Diagnosis  MBBS & NEET Pass (Primary) MBBS & Diploma Course (Secondary) 6 seats   3 seats
(36 months)
 3 seats
(24 months)
July each year
 Pediatrics MBBS & NEET Pass (Primary) MBBS & Diploma Course (Secondary) + CET Pass 6 seats  3 seats
(36 months)
 3 seats
(24 months)
January each year

Post Graduate (Super Specialty):

No of Seats
 Nephrology  MBBS, MD / DNB Medicine & CET Pass  2 seats  36 months January each year
Surgical Gastroenterology  MBBS, MS / DNB Surgery & CET Pass  2 seats  36 months January each year
 Urology  MBBS, MS / DNB Surgery & CET Pass  2 seats  36 months January each year
 Cardio thoracic Surgery  MBBS & CET Pass  1 seat  72 months January each year
 Neurosurgery  MBBS & CET Pass  2 seats  72 months January each year
Cardiology MD(General Medicine) / DNB (General Medicine)  1 seats  36 months
January each year
Critical Care MD (General Medicine) / DNB (Generaledicine/paediatrics)  2 seats  36 months

January each year

Fellowship of National Board:

Selection is by the NBE. The Candidate is appointed to the Institute / Hospital

 Department  Eligibility  No of Seats  Duration
 Minimal Access Surgery  MBBS.,MS & FNB Pass  2 seats  24 months  January each year
Critical Care Medicine MBBS.,MD / DNB Pass  2 seats  24 Months  January each year

What are the benefit of doing a PG Course at Meenakshi Mission?

Doing a PG course at MMHRC can be an overwhelming experience!

  • The PGs have access to the state-of-the-art Medicare run by top rated Medical Professionals and Consultants.
  • They get to see not only the routine cases but also rare and complicated cases. Clinical Cases - a therapeutic dilemma, diagnosed by the exhaustive medical facilities available with us.
  • They get to present clinical cases in the Clinical Society meet of MMHRC. This exercise sharpens their presentations.
  • The IMA MMHRC meet is held once a month. The students can take part in a lecture given by a visiting guest.
  • An enormous amount of knowledge is acquired when the students take part in the  monthly patient care Review Meet.
  • In addition, PGs can take part in many CME's conducted at MMHRC or at Madurai in their specialties.
  • They are taught the 'Art of Practice' by the Founder Chairman, Dr.Sethuraman over several days - an invaluable lesson for their future.

Special benefits:

  • The department allows them to take part in the local departmental teaching programmes.
  • They can also attend State, Regional and Conferences with paper presentations once a year.
  • On 30th June, each year the hospital conducts the DNB farewell to the PGs of that year with a dinner and hands over a completion certificate

Other benefits:

  • Free Internet access and permission to acquire personal Internet
  • Access to a Library that is stocked with standard journals, books and videos
  • State-of-the-art class rooms
  • Videoconferencing by the NBE
  • PGs can avail medical treatment if required.
  • In case the PGs prefers accommodation outside the hospital, the administration will help search for a residence within 48hrs.
  • If the spouse is a doctor, there are opportunities for them to join as a medical officer/ PG/ Consultant

 What are admission requirements for the programmes?

  • All Candidates should have successfully completed MBBS, recognized by MCI and completed one year of Internship.
  • All Candidates interested in PG Courses (including) Secondary should have appeared in the NEET exam of NBE, conducted recently.
  • The selection of Primary Candidates is central whereas the selection of Super Specialty and Secondary candidates is done at the Institution.

But these can change.

  • The selection of PGs is based entirely on merit. Though there is an interview, it is to familiarize them with students and does not carry marks.
  • Interested candidates can request for an application form from our Human Capital Department (HCD) and submit their applications.
  • We require candidates to complete the application form and submit the supporting documents:

             - MMHRC Application form
             - Rs.1500 demand draft (Application fees)
             - Bio-data / Curriculum Vitae
             - Admission Interview (only selected candidates will be invited)
             - Academic transcripts
             - CET pass certificate (Date of Examination)

When do the programmes begin and what are the admission deadlines?

Pediatrics, Surgery and all Super Specialty programmes commence every January.
The rest of the courses commence in July. Thus the candidates applying for the January course should have passed NEET in December and candidates applying in July should have passed NEET exam in June that same year.

How many PGs are being trained at Meenakshi Mission ?
Currently, we have 54 PGs being trained on campus.

Do the PGs pay for the course or do they get a stipend?

  • The PGs pay Rs. 50,000 (at present) p.a in Jan / July as decided by the NBE. 
  • These students get accommodation in the hospital.
  • The stipend offered by the Hospital is more then that stipulated by NBE.
  • Broad specialty PGs get Rs.27500, Rs.29500 and Rs.31500 for the first, second and third years
  • Super Specialty PGs get Rs. 45000, Rs. 50000, Rs.55000 for the first, second and third years.
  •  FNB Specialty PGs get Rs. 45000, Rs. 50000 for the first and second years.
  • The stipend is enhanced by the management from time to time.                                                                                                        

Does the Institute provide hostel and canteen facilities ?

  • The hospital provides bachelor hostel accommodation
  • There are several restaurants in the hospital campus, providing meals at a subsidized cost for our medical resident and interns.

Which institutions accredit the Meenakshi Mission Residency Programme?

The residence programs in MMHRC are accredited by the Indian Medical Council.

Please tell me about the Residency Training format at Meenakshi Mission ?

  • Each department has a fixed medical programme in six month modules for each subject.
  • The student sees cases, discusses with seniors and gets to manage them, stepwise.
  • He / She will be requested to do night duties with suitable accommodation provided.
  • Each PG has to maintain a log book and as well as write a thesis, guided by a Consultant in that specialty.
  • The PGs can present their work in conferences as well as write papers in the Madurai Medical Journal, a monthly medical bulletin distributed to 10000 practitioners around Madurai or contribute to other Journals.

 What, when and how are the exams (in any Specialty)?

There is a six monthly review during the course when an external examiner will conduct a theory practical exam and check the log book and thesis. Each specialty may conduct internal exams. The NBE will conduct the final exams at the end of two/ three years.

Please tell me more about the CRRI / Internship program at Meenakshi Mission ?

  • MMHRC is on the list of selected hospitals to conduct Residency Training.
  • Each year, we have an intake of 10-15 students who usually start the program in June-July
  • Students in the program receive a stipend of Rs.3,000 and have access to most of the services enjoyed by PG residents.

Is Meenakshi Mission approved to provide MD and Ph.D Programmes?

We have several Ph.D. programmes affiliated with Madurai Kamaraj University and MGR Medical University, under the guidance of Dr.V. N. Rajasekaran, our Medical Director, who is a recognized guide for the MGR and Madurai Kamaraj University.

I would like to visit Meenakshi Mission and chat with the Residents and Professors. Can that be arranged ?
Yes, we encourage prospective PG students to visit our hospital and meet our current students and professors. Please contact the Chairman Academic so that we can schedule you in our medical rounds so you get to experience the daily life at the hospital.

Who can I contact for more information on courses being offered through Meenakshi Mission?
For more information on courses offered at MMHRC, please get in touch with:

Dr. Ramesh Ardhanari, MS, M.Ch.(GE), FRCS(G),
Chairman -Academics,
Meenakshi Mission Hospital & Research Centre,
Lake Area, Melur Road,
Madruai - 625107,
Tamil Nadu.

Phone: 91-452-426 3000 (ext 3440)
Email: drrameshardhanari@gmail.com