Curriculum

The curriculum and the syllabi for the course shall be as specified in the Regulations of The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University.

Medium of Instruction

English shall be the medium of instruction for all the subjects of study and for examinations.

Working days in an Academic Year

Each academic year shall consist of not less than 270 working days excluding Sundays and holidays. 85% of attendance is mandatory to appear for the University examinations. For the First year, 85% of attendance will be calculated from the date of joining the course. There shall be no condonation for lack of attendance.

Details of the sanction of the intake capacity of UG Course

The Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR Medical University, Chennai had granted Affiliation in their Proc. No. Affln.III(3)/32878/2009 dated 27.07.2010 for starting of new Medical College by name Tagore Medical College & Hospital, Rathinamangalam, Melakkottaiyur Post, Chennai – 600 127, with an annual intake of 150 students for First year MBBS Degree Courses and the continuance of provisional affiliation is sanctioned by the University every academic year.

Course of Study

Every student shall undergo a period of certified course of study extending over 4½ academic years followed by one year of compulsory rotating resident internship. The first MBBS Degree Course shall commence on the 1st August each academic year.

The period of 4 ½ years is divided into three phases as follows.

PHASE – I (1 MBBS) ONE YEAR Consisting of Pre – Clinical subjects-

  1. Human Anatomy
  2. Physiology
  3. Bio Chemistry and
  4. Introduction to Community Medicine including Humanities.

Beside 60 Hours for introduction to Community Medicine including Humanities, rest of the time shall be somewhat equally divided between Anatomy and Physiology plus Bio Chemistry (Physiology 2/3 and Bio Chemistry 1/3)

PHASE- II (II MBBS) 1 ½ YEARS Consisting of Para clinical/ clinical subjects

During this phase teaching of Para clinical and clinical subjects shall be done concurrently.

  1. Pathology
  2. Pharmacology
  3. Microbiology
  4. Forensic Medicine Including Toxicology and
  5. Part of Community Medicine
  6. General Medicine
  7. General Surgery
  8. Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The Clinical subjects shall consist of all those detailed below in phase III Out of the time for Para clinical teaching, approximately equal time shall be allotted to Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology and Forensic Medicine and Community Medicine combined (1/3 Forensic Medicine and 2/3 Community Medicine)

PHASE III (IIIMBBS) TWO YEARS- Continuation of study of clinical subjects from phase –II

The clinical subjects to be taught during Phase II and III are:

  1. Medicine and its allied Specialties
  2. Surgery and its allied Specialties
  3. Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  4. Paediatrics

Besides clinical posting,the rest of the teaching hours should be divided between didactic lectures,demonstrations,seminars,group discussions etc.in various subjects.

The training in Medicine and its allied Specialties will include General Medicine,Paediatrics,Tuberculosis and chest,skin and Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Psychiatry,Radio diagnosis,Infectious diseases etc.

The training in Surgery and its allied Specialties will include General Surgery,Orthopaedic Surgery including Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation,Ophthalmology,Oto Rhino–Laryngology,Anaesthesia,Dentistry,etc.

The training in Surgery and its allied Specialties will include General Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery including Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Ophthalmology,Oto Rhino–Laryngology,Anaesthesia,Dentistry,Radio Therapy etc.

The Obstetrics & Gynaecology training will include Family Medicine,Family Welfare Planning etc.

THE PHASE I -IMBBS (approximately) 270 teaching days shall be occupied in the phase I (Pre clinical subjects) No student shall be permitted to join the phase II (Para clinical/ clinical) group of subjects until he /she has passed in all the Phase I (Pre-Clinical) subjects. After passing Pre-Clinical subjects.1½ years will be devoted to Para-Clinical subjects. Phase II will be devoted to Para Clinical and clinical subjects along with clinical postings.During clinical phase – (Phase III) Pre clinical and Para clinical teaching shall be integrated into the teaching of clinical subjects wherever relevant.

Courses commence every academic on the 1st of August