Brief Description of Madurai Medical College And Hospital, Madurai
A long cherished dream of a Medical College at Madurai the Temple City - came into reality in the year 1954 with the great efforts of the National Leader late Thiru K. Kamaraj. Thirumathi Rajkumari Amrit Kaur, the then Hon'ble Minister for Health, the Government of India inaugurated the Institution on 2.8.1954 at the old Taluk Building at the Fair Weather road, Madurai. The Special Officer Dr. K.P.Sarathy and the first Principal Dr. Tmt. Sarah. J. Sowri was responsible in no small measure for the rapid improvements of the college in a short span of time.
When the Madurai Kamaraj University, (formerly known as Madurai University) was established, the Madurai Medical College was affiliated to it. Subsequently when the Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University was started, like all other College in the state, Madurai Medical College also was affiliated to it.The World Health Organization has chosen this Institution to undertake research projects on Human Reproduction and Population Dynamics.