Dr. Ravindran completed his MBBS in 1975, from Thanjavur Medical college, MD (Forensic Medicine) in 1979 from Madras Medical college, and joined Tamilnadu Medical service in the year 1981. In addition he holds a degree in law ( B.G.L.) . He is also a MBA in Hospital Management. He rendered an unblemished service for 21years till May 2002. During the government service he had worked in various medical colleges of the state and conducted few thousand autopsies which included several sensational cases. He had organised the departments of Forensic Medicine in Govt. Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical college, Salem, Govt. Royapettah Hospital, Chennai and PIMS, Pondicherry.

During his tenure at Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences as the Additional Medical Superintendent and HOD of Forensic Medicine Department, he successfully handled the Tsunami crisis by organizing the treatment of several hundreds of affected individuals and managed the disposal of 104 victims in less than 48 hours with proper identification. This received a lot of appreciation from the public as well as the Government. The Govt. of India then appointed him as the core committee member of the National Disasters Management Authority (NDMA) in 2005.

He had organised two national conferences in Forensic Medicine one at Salem and one at Pondicherry.

From 2008 to 2018 he had been working in Chettinad Academy of Research & Education in various capacities as the Medical Superintendent of CHRI, Dean of CHRI and the Vice chanceller of Chettinad University.

Now he is working as the Professor & Head of Forensic Medicine department, Tagore Medical college.


Dean | Tagore Medical College & Hospital


  • 29 years of teaching in various medical colleges in the states of Tamil Nadu & Puducherry, India.
  • 17 years as a teacher of post-graduate medical education
  • Served as faculty at the Madras University, Chennai for M.A. Criminology, Diploma in Criminology and M.Sc. Forensic Science courses.
  • Served as faculty at the Police Training College, Chennai for pre-induction courses for police officers above the rank of inspectors.
  • Examiner for undergraduate and postgraduate exams in Forensic Medicine in various medical institutions and universities in all states of South India and many states in North India.
  • Regularly involved in setting question papers for various undergraduate and postgraduate examinations in Forensic Medicine for different universities across India.
  • Core committee member, National Disasters Management Authority (NDMA), Govt. of India

During his tenure as the Medical Superintendent and Dean of Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute:

  • Initiated various training programmes for Nurses and Regular interactive sessions for interns and students.
  • SOPs designed for all departments as per norms.
  • Special training was given in emergency department for effective handling of mass casualty.
  • Permanent recognition for MBBS by Medical Council of India (Intake capacity – 150 per annum) was obtained.
  • College got P.G. recognition for 26 Specialities (7 pre and Para clinical specialities, 12 clinical specialities and for 7 super speciality courses (DM and MCH).
  • CHRI was listed in the FAIMER-IMED directory. Many of the alumni cleared their USMLE and are currently doing their residency programs in various hospitals in U.S. Several of them have completed their post graduation and are working in various institutions as faculty all over India

Under his leadership as the Vice Chancellor of CARE:

  • CARE got the NAAC accreditation with ‘A’ grade (3.10 on 4) in October 2015.
  • The clinical labs got the NABL accreditation
  • In January 2018 UGC continued the University status after inspection.
  • During his tenure 24 research scholars were awarded Ph.D.,