COMMENCEMENT OF THE COURSE:
From 1st August of the Academic year.
REGISTRATION OF CANDIDATES:
A candidate admitted in M.B.B.S. degree course in this Institution shall register his / her name by submitting the prescribed application form for Registration duly filled along with the prescribed fee and a declaration in the format to the Controller of Examination of University through the Head of the Institutions within 30 days from the cut-off date prescribed for M.B.B.S. course for admission.
MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION:
English shall be the medium of instruction for all the subjects of study and for examinations.
CURRICULUM AND SYLLABUS:
The curriculum and the syllabi for the course shall be as specified in the revised regulations for the M.B.B.S. Degree Course- 2016 of THE TAMIL NADU Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai.
COURSE TRAINING PERIOD AND TIME DISTRIBUTION:
1. Training Period and Time Distribution:
Every student shall undergo a period of certified study extending over 4 ½ academic years divided into 9 semesters,(i.e. of 6 months each) from the date of commencement of his study for the subjects comprising the medical curriculum to the date of completion of the examination and followed by one year compulsory rotating internship.
Each semester will consist of approximately 120 teaching days of 8 hours each college working time, including one hour of lunch.
2. The period of 4 ½ years is divided into three phases as follows :
a) Phase-1(two semesters) - consisting of Pre-clinical subjects (Human Anatomy, Physiology including Bio-Physics, Bio- chemistry and introduction to Community Medicine including Humanities). Besides 60 hours for introduction to Community Medicine including Humanities, rest of the time shall be somewhat equally divided between Anatomy and Physiology plus Biochemistry combined (Physiology 2/3 & Biochemistry 1/3).
b) Phase-II (3 semesters) - consisting of para-clinical/ clinical subjects. During this phase teaching of para-clinical and clinical subjects shall be done concurrently. The para-clinical subjects shall consist of Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Forensic Medicine including Toxicology and part of Community Medicine. The clinical subjects shall consist of all those detailed below in Phase III. Out of the time for Para-clinical teaching approximately equal time be allotted to Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology and Forensic Medicine and Community Medicine combined (1/3 Forensic Medicine & 2/3 Community Medicine).
c) Phase-III (Continuation of study of clinical subjects for seven semesters after passing Phase-I) The clinical subjects to be taught during Phase II & III are Medicine and its allied specialties, Surgery and its allied specialties, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Community Medicine. Besides clinical posting as per schedule mentioned herewith, rest of the teaching hours be divided for didactic lectures, demonstrations, seminars, group discussions etc. in various subjects. The time distribution shall be as per guidelines of Medical Council of India.
The Medicine and its allied specialties training will include General Medicine, Paediatrics, Tuberculosis and Chest, Skin and Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Psychiatry, Radio-diagnosis, Infectious diseases etc. The Surgery and its allied specialties training will include General Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery including Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Anaesthesia, Dentistry, Radio-therapy etc. The Obstetrics & Gynaecology training will include family medicine, family welfare planning etc.
3. The first 2 semester (approximately 240 teaching days) shall be occupied in the Phase I (Pre-clinical) subjects and introduction to a broader understanding of the perspectives of medical education leading to delivery of health care. No student shall be permitted to join the Phase II (Para-clinical/clinical) group of subjects until he has passed in all the Phase I (Pre-clinical subjects).
4 After passing pre-clinical subjects, 1 ½ year (3 semesters) shall be devoted to
para-clinical subjects. Phase II will be devoted to para-clinical & clinical subjects, along with clinical postings. During clinical phase (Phase III) pre-clinical and para-clinical teaching will be integrated into the teaching of clinical subjects where relevant.
5 Didactic lectures should not exceed one third of the time schedule; two third schedule should include practicals, clinicals or/and group discussions. Learning process should include live experiences, problem oriented approach, case studies and community health care activities.
6 The admission process in such a way that teaching in first semester starts by 1st of August each year. For this purpose, they shall follow the time schedule as per guidelines of Medical Council of India. There shall be no admission of students in respect of any academic session beyond 31st August under any circumstances. The University shall not register any student admitted beyond the said date. Any student identified as having obtained admission after the last date for closure of admission be discharged from the course of study.
7 The supplementary examination for 1st Professional MBBS examination may be conducted within 6 months so that the students who pass can join the main batch and the failed students will have to appear in the subsequent year provided that the students who pass the supplementary examination shall be allowed to appear in the second professional MBBS examination only after he/she completes the full course of study of three semesters (i.e. 18 months) for the second professional MBBS examination irrespective of the examination of the main batch.